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What should be done with statues related to Europe's colonial past? How can historians help tackle problems within organizations? How do societies historically cope with crises, such as flooding or warfare?All these questions apply historical knowledge and methods to present-day challenges, which is the core aim of the Master’s programme History at the University of Groningen: to provide insight into current issues from a historical perspective with an emphasis on practical historical applications at an academic level.The Master History consists of three tracks:History and Heritage ConsultancyPolitics, Organizations and Learning HistoriesUn/sustainable Societies: Past, Present and FutureBy choosing these tracks, you will be trained to curate a historical exhibition, apply digital techniques in the field of heritage management, interpret and evaluate cross-border historical phenomena and formulate policy advice, or analyse the consequences of processes of change in organizations and companies.Students wishing to pursue an academic career may also be interested in the two-year Research Masters Classical, Medieval and Early Modern Studies or Modern History and International Relations, while those wishing to become a secondary school teacher can combine the Master’s programme History with an Educational Master (in Dutch).You can follow this programme both full-time and part-time.




Master of Arts


1 year

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 2,530

€ 18,700

€ 15,900


Application requirements

Students with the following academic background are admissible to this Master's track: - A Bachelor's degree in History - A Bachelor's degree from the Faculty of Arts at the University of Groningen, who have successfully completed the Minor in History (max. 30 ECTS)

Additional requirements English: A VWO diploma or a subject certificate for VWO English (mark 6 or higher), minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of 21 on all items), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items). Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a minimum score of 180. Students who gained a Bachelor's degree certificate from an English-taught degree programme, will automatically meet the language requirements.

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Tuition fees  
€ 2,530
€ 18,700
€ 15,900
Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '24 15 Aug '24 1 May '24
1 Feb '25 15 Jan '25 15 Oct '24
1 Sep '25 15 Aug '25 1 May '25
1 Feb '26 15 Jan '26 15 Oct '25
1 Sep '26 15 Aug '26 1 May '26


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