The programme has the following objectives:
1) To broaden and deepen the students’ knowledge, understanding and skills, and train them in the use of scientific methods in the field of history;
2) To enable students to develop the following academic and professional skills:
The ability to solve academic problems independently, critically and creatively;
The ability to analyse complex problems;
The ability to clearly report academic results, both in writing and orally;
3) To prepare students for an academic career at a university for postgraduate programmes;
4) To prepare students for a non-academic career in the public or private sector for which advanced research skills and practical research experience are a prerequisite.
The Research Master programme in History (120 EC) offers you the chance to determine a study based on your own particular interests and ambitions. With several specialisations on offer – each containing a number of specific subjects.
The two-year programme will provide ample opportunities to acquire general disciplinary knowledge and skills at master’s degree level as well as specific research skills. Much attention will be paid to the development of theories on historical processes, argumentation, historiography and methodology of historical research. The research master’s thesis should provide the basic components for a future PhD-thesis.
The History Research Master consists of the following specialisations:
Colonial and Global History
Cities, Migration and Global Interdependence
Political Culture and National Identities
Requirements for graduation in the specialisation
The language of instruction and examination of the programme is English and Dutch. Students are expected to have an adequate command of the language of instruction of the programme.
Coordinator of studies