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Understanding the past is key in understanding the present. In this programme, you approach modern history from multiple angles, examining social, political and cultural themes in the past.

In this master programme, you study historical processes in a comparative and interdisciplinary manner. Drawing on insights from the social sciences, political theory and cultural analysis, you will learn to describe both the broad outlines and the unique aspects of historical events from the early modern period to the present. Studying topics such as international relations, migration, trade and cultural heritage, will provide a better understanding of the present as well.

The History master offers the following specialisations:

  • Applied History: learn in a practical way how we need to use a long-term perspective if we want to come with sustainable solutions for global problems.
  • Global History and International Relations: approaches modern history from multiple angles, examining social, economic, political and cultural themes in the past – and connecting them with contemporary developments.

We also offer the two year master programme Global Markets, Local Creativities (GLOCAL). This International Master combines the complementary and interdisciplinary expertise, resources and networks of seven leading universities (The Consortium) in seven innovative and exciting cities.




Master of Arts


1 year

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 2,530

€ 18,800

€ 12,700


Application requirements

academic writing skills and analytical skills

Your background may be in history, or a related discipline.

You meet the English proficiency requirement if: * you have a Dutch 'vwo' grade of 7 or higher in English; * you hold an International Baccalaureate diploma including English Standard Level (A) or English Higher Level (A or B); * you hold a European Baccalaureate diploma including English as 1st or 2nd language; * you obtained at least 2,5 years of English language secondary education in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South-Africa, The USA, the UK or Ireland. If you do not meet one of t

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Tuition fees  
€ 2,530
€ 18,800
€ 12,700
Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '24 15 May '24 15 Apr '24
1 Sep '25 15 May '25 15 Apr '25


You can check if you're eligible for scholarships that apply to this course.

Orange Knowledge Programma (OKP)

The Orange Knowledge Programme aims to contribute to a society's sustainable and inclusive development. Its scholarships are open to mid-career professionals in specific countries.


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