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Gaining insight into methods and theories of the humanities in general as well as specifically for historical, literary or cultural studies.

The research Master's programme in Historical, Literary and Cultural Studies underscores the theoretical and methodological aspects of the humanities in order to contribute to academic depth, interdisciplinarity and future flexibility that extends beyond a single field.

The research Master's programme will prepare you to conduct original research in which you consider complex problems with a multidisciplinary outlook. It's an indispensable stepping stone for students wanting to pursue an academic career as many of our graduates go on to become PhD candidates.
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typeonderzoek, 120 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
heeft geen numerus fixus
geen honoursprogramma

Waarom aan de Radboud Universiteit?

  • The combination of these fields within the humanities encourages you to look at your field from different perspectives.
  • The diversity of our teaching and research staff will allow you to specialise in almost any subject and you can tailor our programme to meet your academic and professional interests. Research training at a renowned institute, often abroad, forms part of the curriculum.

Open dagen en meeloopdagen

Master Open Dag Nijmegen
Tijdens de Master Open dag op zaterdag 16 maart maak je kennis met ruim 50 masteropleidingen en de 150 masterspecialisaties van de Radboud Universiteit. Alle opleidingen geven een voorlichtingsronde over zowel de master als de pre-master. Op de informatiemarkt presenteren alle opleidingen zich.


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specialisatie Art and Visual Culture

Art & Visual Culture is a rich research field. It covers various aspects of Dutch art history & visual culture. Specialisations are Greek & Roman Archaeology, Western Art History or Cultural Studies.

The research master Art and Visual Culture is specifically designed for highly motivated and excellent students who have an interest in the art, material and visual culture of Europe from antiquity to the present. This master gives you an excellent base for an international scientific career in the fields of Art History, Classical Archaeology or Visual Culture.

You will work in small groups on your own field of interest under the guidance of prominent scholars. Moreover, you will work together closely with students from the other HLCS-research master's specialisations: Historical Studies and Literary Studies. In this way, your own specialisation stands in a robust framework of theoretical and methodological training with disciplinary and interdisciplinary levels.

The unique character of this research master lies in the cooperation of Classical Archaeology, Cultural Studies and Art History. From these perspectives you will study western visual and material culture within a strong interdisciplinary, humanities orientated framework. You will have the opportunity to specialise in the research field of your preference, under the supervision of experts in three sub-disciplines.

specialisatie Historical Studies

Historical Studies introduces students to new approaches and an international perspective in today's debates about European and global histories that are grounded in national perspectives.

Are you interested in history? Are you willing to make a choice from a wide range of historical periods and fields and do you have affinity with an interdisciplinary perspective? Then the research master Historical Studies at the Nijmegen Faculty of Arts is the right programme for you!

The research master Historical Studies is tailored to students with a passion for history and a clear ambition for historical research. Historical Studies allows you to follow paths in the full range of periods, including Ancient history, Medieval history and Modern history. At the same time a wide variety of specialisations is offered, such as demographic and family history, cultural history and political history.

The two-year research master programme Historical Studies: Ideology, Mentality and Social Practice at the Radboud University Nijmegen will offer you the opportunity to realise a study based on your own particular interests and ambitions within a sound educational framework. You will be coached by an experienced researcher who will serve as your individual tutor.

specialisatie Literary Studies

The research programme in Literary Studies values the meaning of literary texts. It explores how to view a literary text from both past and present in an international perspective & within society.

The research master Literary studies is designed for highly motivated, excellent students who have strong affinities with the research progress on literature and who want to contribute their ideas to existing debates in the field. This master will give you an excellent base for an academic and international career in the research on literature.

You will work in small groups on your own period or field of interest under the guidance of prominent scholars. Moreover, you will work together closely with students from the other HLCS-research master's: Historical Studies, and Art and Visual culture. In this way, your own specialisation stands in a robust framework of theoretical and methodological training with disciplinary and interdisciplinary levels. Great importance is attached to debates on recent scientific developments and on the research ideas of individual students. A tutor will help you to make your personal choices and to design the ideal programme tailored to your interests.


taal van onderwijs100% en
group assignment, lecture, research, research project, research proposal, self study

Toelating en studiekosten

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1 september 2018
wettelijk tarief : € 2060
instellingstarief : € 9879
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 9879
1 september 2019
wettelijk tarief : € 2083
There are three Master's specialisations that are part of the Research Master's in Historical, Literary and Cultural Studies (Research). Each of these specialisations have their specific admission requirements regarding the Bachelor's degree that will give admittance to each specialisation. For the details please read this page:

Your average grade during the second and third years of your BA studies has to have been at least a 7.5 and your Bachelor's thesis had to have received a grade of at least 8.0.

In order to take part in this Master's specialisation, we'll need to determine whether you're fluent enough in written and spoken English. Non-native speakers of English are therefore asked to take an online placement test; you'll be informed about the procedure after your application has been approved.

reference letter
We require a letter of reference from your BA thesis supervisor (or other relevant teacher).

You have to be able to demonstrate your motivation for and affinity with international academic research. A selection committee will review evaluate the motivation of each applicant separately.

estimated monthly costs

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315kamerhuur in Nijmegenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
158collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 1183totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

Studenten en studentenleven


18 studenten volgen deze opleiding
39% daarvan is vrouw
2 eerstejaars gestart in 2017
100% daarvan is vrouw
19367 studenten aan de Radboud Universiteit
57% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData

Op kamers in Nijmegen

41385studenten studerend
18288studenten woonachtig   
€ 315gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
20 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête


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1/4 Radboud Universiteit
Historical, Literary and Cultural Studies
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
2 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
2/4 Radboud Universiteit
Art and Visual Culture
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
3/4 Radboud Universiteit
Historical Studies
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
4/4 Radboud Universiteit
Literary Studies
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
2 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
disclaimer: bovenstaande cijfers en beoordelingen zijn aangeleverd door de opleidingen zelf. Wij kunnen de juistheid niet garanderen.

Na de studie

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During the Master's programme you will gain a broad perspective on the humanities in general because of the collaboration between the specialisations of Historical Studies, Literary Studies, and Art and Visual Culture. Through your personal Master's research, you will also have concentrated on a very specific phenomenon in your own field. This combination of broad and specific focus will open a lot of doors for you.
In short, at the end of the programme you'll:

  • Have acquired heuristic research skills at an advanced level.
  • Have gained general knowledge of leading perspectives, theories, concepts, and paradigm shifts in the humanities and advanced knowledge specifically for own field.
  • Be able to engage in the public debates regarding issues in the humanities.
  • Have acquired English academic writing skills and have practiced writing a publishable scholarly article and a proposal for a PhD project.
  • Have started to build up a professional international network.

Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

Our research programme has produced graduates that are appreciated by employees for their research skills as well as their insightfulness and analytical skills, and who have not only learned how to delve into large quantity of data and master it but also how to place their results in a larger context.
This programme is initially intended to prepare its students for an academic career, in particular as PhD researchers. About half of our graduates find such a position in the Netherlands or abroad. The other half also do well and often find academic positions with research orientated duties.

current job market

Potentiële beroepen

  • assistant of a senior researcher
  • consultant for a political party
  • curator of a cultural heritage institution or in the museological sector
  • editor in the field of historical or cultural scholarship
  • policy-making official in the fields of culture and science
  • researcher at a cultural or scientific organisation or research centre
  • staff member of a publishing company or and text agency, usually with regard to scientific, historical or cultural journals
  • teacher at an institution for higher education
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Lieneke Setton


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