History: Holocaust and Genocide Studies
The Master's in Holocaust and Genocide Studies is unique in the Netherlands: a collaboration between the University of Amsterdam and the Netherlands Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies.
The word genocide immediately evokes images of the mass murder of Jews during World War II. But there are more 20th-century examples of genocide: during World War I, Armenians were systematically persecuted and murdered, and more recently during the civil war in Rwanda Tutsis and moderate Hutus were also the victims of genocide. Is this kind of devastation a typical phenomenon resulting from twentieth-century genocidal ideology? The programme Holocaust and Genocide Studies attempts to explore this question.
The curriculum of this programme is interdisciplinary and comparative in character, based on a flexible interpretation of the notion of genocide. Both the ideology behind a genocide (or mass atrocity) and the context of war or martial law will be discussed. Typical 20th-century aspects are examined, such as mass mobilisation, the role of bureaucracy, the function of media and the prosecution of those responsible for genocide. In addition, attention will be paid to research into how later generations have interpreted different genocidal processes.
Holocaust and Genocide Studies is an accredited degree programme of History.
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Master of Arts
The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is a student-centred system based on the student workload required to achieve the objectives of a programme of study. Its aim is to facilitate the recognition of study periods undertaken by mobile students through the transfer of credits. The ECTS is based on the principle that 60 credits are equivalent to the workload of full-time student during one academic year.
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Tuition fee 2023/2024
The EU/EEA rate is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
To gain admission to the Master’s programme in Holocaust and Genocide Studies you must hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in:
- European studies with a major in European History (UvA);
- the humanities, liberal arts or social sciences, with a minimum of 30 ECTS taken in the field of history and/or related to the study of mass violence and genocide, such as genocide studies, conflict studies, ethnic studies, colonial studies, global history, area studies.
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The non-EU/EEA rate is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
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The institutional rate is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
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