The track is an interdisciplinary programme taught in English, that is jointly offered by the Faculties of Humanities of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the University of Amsterdam, and by the Faculties of Medicine of the Universities of Maastricht, Amsterdam and Rotterdam.
The programme in History: Medical and Health Humanities runs annually from February through June. Sessions are led by scholars from universities around the country and students come from a broad range of disciplines - historians or physicians in training or former patients and caregivers. This offers the opportunity to compare and contrast worldviews and to critically reflect on issues of great significance, from birth to death.
Classes explore the different ways that bodies and minds have been investigated and understood, and how these various ways of knowing shape everyday life, medical practice, and public health policy. Participants learn to contextualise medical ideas in the time and culture, and to analyse a diverse range of sources, including historical artefacts, comics and films, medical texts and health journalism.
The programme is taught by staff from the Chair of Cultural History (prof. dr. Inger Leemans) and the Chair of Medical History (prof. dr. Manon Parry).
- 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.
More informationVisit official programme website
Other specialisations within the Master’s degree programme in History are:
- Global History and International Studies
- Politiek en Soevereiniteit
- Religion and Society
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesHistory Health Sciences Modern History View 47 other Masters in History in Netherlands
- Admission is based on a strict selection procedure.
- 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. You may also be accepted if you have an academic Bachelor’s in other disciplines of the Humanities or in anthropology or sociology, with a significant historical interest, apparent from a major or specialization equal to a minimum of 30 ECTS.
International14762 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 14762 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA2143 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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