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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

M.A.
24 months
Duration
14762 EUR/year
2143 EUR/year
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About

The History programme is offered by the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam trains you to become a professional historian. The course is broad-based and also allows you to specialise in a particular area of history. 

Overview

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.

Career prospects

  • 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. 

Programme Structure

  • 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.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

Partially taught in English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
92 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14762 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14762 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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