The Humanities Research - Global History MA programme from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam programme has an interdisciplinary perspective that includes concepts and methodologies from the social and environmental sciences, philosophy and law. It also offers you the opportunity to develop skills in digital analysis and reflect on the possibilities of emerging digital humanities techniques and e-Humanities approaches.
The Global History track focuses on the study of politics, culture, religion, economy and daily life from a historical, theoretical and 'new' world history perspective. In a globalised and highly digital world, long-term perspectives are needed to analyse the complex phenomena of our time: perspectives sensitive to deep-rooted mechanisms of inclusion and exclusion.
Disciplinary boundaries need to be questioned and challenged, and new methods explored. In order to rise to these challenges, we need researchers who are trained in finding and interpreting compelling source material, in critical reflection, and in detailed reporting. This track will give you these skills and more. You’ll develop a critical attitude and learn to arrive at original lines of questioning based on profound knowledge of your research subject. You’ll develop your own, unique, expert knowledge, enabling you to start a successful research career.
Pursue an academic career
After graduating in the Humanities Research Master’s programme, you’ll be well placed to work as an independent researcher. You’ll have the skills needed to pursue a PhD within academia, and we’ll guide you in writing a research proposal for a PhD project. In recent years, many of our alumni have been awarded PhD grants in the Netherlands and abroad.
- National Historiographies and Contested Heritage
- Imagining Knowledge: Crossing the Borders of Time and Space
- Methodologies and either Environmental
- Digital Humanities
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
The next VU Online Master's Event will take place on Saturday 5 March.
DisciplinesHistory Educational Research Modern History View 20 other Masters in Modern History in Netherlands
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
To be admitted to the programme, you should have:
- a Bachelor’s degree in an academic degree related to your chosen specialisation.
- a proficient level of academic English,
- proof of excellent study results: outstanding grade for your bachelor’s thesis (7.5 or higher), and an average of no less than 7.5 for a relevant selection of your bachelor’s programme (to be decided by the Admission Board).
- and clear motivation for doing academic research.
International16830 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16830 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA2209 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Amsterdam
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.