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History (Research)



September - February 


1 year



This programme has a special emphasis on the development of theories of historical processes, historiography and the methodology of historical research. During your studies you will experience the riches and challenges of academia not only via frequent meetings with your tutor, but also during the seminars in which staff members and students discuss one another’s research findings.


  • Ancient History (research)
  • Cities, Migration and Global Interdependence (research)
  • Colonial and Global History (research)
  • Europe 1000-1800 (research)
  • Politics, Culture and National Identities, 1789 to the Present (Research)


Positions in research, or in policy-making at government departments and NGOs, positions in international organisations or companies, in journalism, public relations and business services.

Best preparatory bachelor’s

A bachelor’s degree in history or a comparable degree with a relevant specialisation. Specialisation-specific knowledge is also required.

English proficiency**

IELTS: 7.0 / TOEFL internet-based: 100

Faculty of Humanities

1 & 2

year master’s programmes


master's students


International master's students




EU/EEA student tuition fee*


Non-EU/EEA student tuition fee

* This tuition fee is per year and only applies if this is your first master’s programme in The Netherlands
** English language proficiency requirements are subject to change. Please check our website for the updated English language proficiency requirements. You can find the exact language requirements and more detailed language requirements per programme under each programme description. Also check our website for detailed information on the types of English tests accepted and the equivalent scores for IELTS, TOEFL and Cambridge English tests.
NOTE: Tuition fees are subject to change. Please check online our updated tuition fees.