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M.A. On Campus
12 months
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3500 EUR/year
947 EUR/year
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About

The comprehensive History programme at KU Leuven gives you the freedom to explore a variety of different historical approaches and time periods. Our internationally renowned staff will help you develop the skills and specialized knowledge needed to become a historian.

Overview

Overview

The MA of History at KU Leuven is the only English language history programme in Belgium. In this one year MA you will be given the freedom to either specialise in a historical period  or to focus on a particular historical theme, including media, religion, protest movements, post-colonialism, prostitution, science, migration, agriculture, politics.

Alongside taking a number of in-depth optional modules you will write an extensive and original historical thesis.  You will be supported in the writing of your MA thesis by your supervisor, a research seminar and the MA of History Teaching Assistant.

The historians at Leuven pursue their research collaboratively within four research groups, including: Medieval History, Early Modern History, Cultural History Since 1750 and Modernity and Society, 1800-2000. As an MA student you will automatically become part of the same research group as your supervisor, each of which organise various events and outings throughout the year.

You also have the opportunity to take part in our internship programme and develop essential skills in a variety of sectors: heritage and culture, media, government and the political sector, as well as research.

Strengths

  • You can design and fine-tune your own course, thanks to the flexible programme.
  • You will gain valuable skills in a variety of sectors through the internship programme
  • You’ll have the opportunity to earn from international authorities on a diverse range of historical subjects.

Programme Structure

Core module:

Master thesis

Research Seminar

 

Optional modules include:

Environmental History, 500-1800

Global Economic Trends and Transitions, 500-1800

History of Migration, Subalternity and Postcolonialisms

Power and Conflict in Medieval Europe

Religion and Conflict in the Early Modern World, 1500-1800

Organizing Europe: Ideas and Practices

Science, Visual Culture and the Human Body

Media and Politics in Modern History: Key Concepts and Methods

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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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).
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Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
102
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).
7.5
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Other requirements

General requirements

A bachelor degree in History or a closely related subject. If you are unsure if this applies to you please contact us for further information 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3500 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    947 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 947 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.

Most recent information on www.kuleuven.be/tuitionfees

Funding

Master of History Fellowship.

Every year, the program awards a fellowship of € 2,500 to three students from outside the EEA. If you want to apply, please send your CV (including an academic transcript) and a cover letter to the Programme Director before 1 April.

KU Leuven also offer Master Mind scholarships for excellent international student, more information can be found here

American students wishing to do the MA of History at KU Leuven are advised to apply for Fulbright scholarship. Be on time: the deadline is October for the following year. Detailed information can be found on the official website of the scholarship programme.

The full list of scholarships provided by the University of Leuven is available here.

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