All students follow a number of basic subjects. In addition you choose the broad master’s curriculum or one of the specialisations. If you decide to follow the broad master’s curriculum then you make your own choice from the other subjects offered.
Each specialisation of the History programme is offered by the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is based on one of the chairs of the History Department. The progress of your study is personally mentored by a member of the academic staff. Some specialisations are completely in English; others are in Dutch, but with some lectures in English.
- A master’s title in History make you an attractive employment prospect because you have broad-based knowledge and have developed an analytical way of reading and writing.
- Among other areas you could work for government institutions, business or international institutions.
- Many historians do not enter the business world but go into politics or journalism. In addition, after a further specialised year of master’s courses, you could find a position in teaching or research.
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- The programme combines approaches from history and the social sciences, especially anthropology, economics and international relations. Courses deal with a range of subjects, from the “Great Divergence” between industrial development in China and Europe to unfree labour in a global perspective, the circulation of racial theories and global migrations.
- In addition to archival sources, students will acquire a basic notion of field research and the use of online sources such as diasporic social media and learn to work with digital databases in the field of economic and social history.
- Students can also improve their knowledge, network and skills by participating in activities of research institutes such as the centre for Environmental Humanities and CLUE+. The link between history and contemporary political debates on migration, nationalism and ethnicity is discussed throughout the programme.
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies History View 99 other Masters in Area & Cultural Studies in Netherlands
- Admission is based on a strict selection procedure. The Faculty’s Admission Board will decide upon your admission after having evaluated your complete online application.
- In order to gain admission to one of our Master’s programmes, you will need to have at least a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited research university including at least three full years of academic study amounting to a minimum of 180 ECTS or equivalent.
- The Master’s History is designed for students with an academic Bachelor’s in history.
International14762 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 14762 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEA2143 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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