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Governance, Economics and Development, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #70 (WUR) Leiden, Netherlands
This major in Governance, Economics and Development at the Leiden University is designed to give students the tools to better understand these processes and identify how tools of governance can be used to enhance or impair development and prosperity by integrating insights from the following disciplines: Political Science, Public Policy, Development Studies, Economics and Data Science.
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Overview

Wrenching poverty, global inequality, violent political and ethnic strife, deadlocked unresponsive or even collapsing governments, growing dissatisfaction with democracy and missed opportunities for innovation – these are merely some of the challenges of governance and development with which our programme aims to teach students to critically engage. 

The Governance, Economics and Development major at the Leiden University, brings together knowledge from multiple disciplines to train you to begin your own journey to understanding the origins, challenges in alleviating, and possible solutions to these challenges.

    This major might be for you if you are interested in the following questions:

  • Why are populist movements rising across to the West, threatening both economic prosperity and the international order?
  • Why are so many development programmes ineffective at reducing poverty and bringing about long term growth?
  • How can we design our civic, nongovernmental, or business organizations to more e ectively meet their goals and better society?

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Institutions of Governance & Development
  • Intro to Comparative Politics
  • Decision Making Processes
  • Multi-level Governance
  • Advanced Political Economy
  • Evidence-based Policy and Evaluation

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Copy of valid passport/European ID Card
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivation Letter Form
  • Copy of most recent transcripts
  • LUC Application Form
  • Application fee
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Recommendation Letter

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17500 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2385 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2385 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Additional tuition fee Leiden University College €2,385

Living costs for Leiden

  • 850 - 1250 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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