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American Studies (History)

12 months
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16060 EUR/year
2168 EUR/year
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About

In the American Studies (History) programme of the University of Amsterdam, we study the United States – from inside and out – historically and with an eye toward the present. We explore politics and foreign policy, but also the culture that has influenced and reflected the world.

Overview

Interdisciplinary and international

The American Studies (History) programme of the University of Amsterdam is a one-year programme, taught entirely in English. We are based in the history department, but our students come from many disciplines. You will study alongside students from a wide range of backgrounds, such as literature, media studies, cultural studies, sociology and art history. Interdisciplinary pollination means our field of inquiry is broad: Moby-Dick and Mickey Mouse, the sentimental novel and the war on terror. We study American politics, but also the power of culture.

Career prospects

After graduating you have learned to conduct research with archival and cultural sources, and to write with eloquence and force in English. You have also learned to relate academic knowledge to the contemporary world. You will be equipped to work in a range of professional fields.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Major Issues in American History
  • America Inside Out: International Perspectives on the United States
  • “The West”. Cultural and intellectual history of a contested concept
  • Democracy and Distrust: An American Case History
  • America First and Foreign Policy

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in: History, American Studies (RUG, Radboud), European Studies with a major in European History (UvA) , the humanities, liberal arts or social sciences, with a minimum of 30 ECTS (equivalent to a full-time semester of academic studies) taken in the field of history or American Studies
  • English language requirements

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16060 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16060 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2168 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Amsterdam

1000 - 1500 EUR /month
Living costs

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Funding

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