Prospectus

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Courses

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Literature Seminar

Current Debates in Medieval and Early Modern History I 10
Current Debates in Medieval and Early Modern History II 10

Research Seminar

Towards a New Administrative Culture? Culture and Administration in the Late Medieval Netherlands 10
The Spanish Black Legend in Europe 10
Mapping the Ocean, 1550-1750 10
Continuity and Change in Urban Politics, 1300-1750 10

Optional Courses

Optional Courses (MA History) 10

MA Thesis

MA Thesis Seminar (Europe 1000-1800) 0
MA Thesis History & Final Exam 30

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Objectives

The programme has the following objectives:


    1. To enable students to acquire academic knowledge, understanding and skills, and train them in the use of scientific methods in the field of history;

    1. To enable students to develop the following academic and professional skill:
    • Independent academic reasoning and conduct,
    • The ability to analyse complex problems,
    • Academic reporting;

    1. To prepare students for an academic career and further education;

    1. To prepare students for a career outside academia.

Programme

The Master programme in History (60 EC) offers you the chance to determine a study based on your own particular interests and ambitions. With several specialisations on offer – each containing a number of specific subjects – you will pay specific attention to the development of theories on historical processes, historiography and methodology of historical research.

Structure

  • Literature Seminar 10 EC
  • Research Seminar 10 EC
  • Optional Course 10 EC
  • Thesis, Thesis Seminar and Exam 30 EC

Specialisations

The Master History programme has the following specialisations:
Ancient History
Archival Studies
Europe 1000-1800
Europaeum Programme – European History and Civilisation: Leiden-Oxford-Paris Programme
Cities, Migration and Global Interdependence
(with subtracks Economic History & Governance of Migration and Diversity)
Colonial and Global History
(with subtrack Maritime History)
Political Culture and National Identities
(with subtrack Political Debate)

Requirements for graduation in the specialisation

Masterlanguage

The language of instruction and examination of the programme is English and Dutch. Students are expected to have an adequate command of the language of instruction of the programme.

Coordinator of studies

Esther Buizer