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September - February 


1 year



The programme offers you the chance to specialise in niche subject areas not offered elsewhere. A flexible format also allows you to tailor your degree to suit your career goals. To help you develop a cohesive area of expertise, the programme offers six specialisations each with its own focus. Within some specialisations, you have the added option of focusing on Heritage and Postcolonial Studies, Maritime History, Economic History or Governance of Migration and Diversity.


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


Positions within public services, research institutes, business services, financial services, communications and teaching, as well as policy development, management, coordination, editing and information services.

Best preparatory bachelor’s

A bachelor’s degree in history. Specialisation-specific knowledge may also be required.

English proficiency**

IELTS: 6.5 / TOEFL internet-based: 90

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.