Research School Courses
The national Research Schools (Landelijke Onderzoeksscholen) offer courses on both methodology and area specific knowledge. Many researchers in the Faculty of Humanities are members of a research school related to their area of expertise. Research Schools aim at collaboration of researchers from different faculties in the same university (interfaculty schools) or in different universities (interuniversity schools).
The Research School courses provide PhD and Research Master students with the opportunity to come into contact with fellow PhD and Research Master students from other universities.
Within the Research MA History, students are required to take courses at the Research School that is most relevant for their possible area of (thesis) research. Please note that the courses offered by the Research Schools differ in length and intensity and consequently in the amount of EC that are granted. Students are required to compose their own individual programme, amounting to at least 10 EC.
Courses may be taken at more than one Research School, provided that the courses are relevant within the individual programme. The relevancy of courses will be assessed by the [Coordinator of Studies]
The procedure is as follows:
Students pick a Research School from the list of Research Schools below;
Students inform the Coordinator of Studies which Research School they have chosen and for which courses they would like to enroll. The choice of courses will be assessed;
After the approval of the individual programme, students register for the courses through the Research School website;
Students turn in a authenticated copy of their Research School certificate/grade at the student administration.
List of Research Schools
Below the most relevant Research Schools per specialisation are listed.
Ancient History OIKOS
Cities, Migration and Global Interdependence N.W. Posthumus Institute
Please note that other Research Schools besides those listed within the specialization may offer relevant courses. Students who are interested in an interdisciplinary approach may find a relevant course at the other National Research Schools for Humanities.