History

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Deze opleiding

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Are you a talented student of History? Is a career in research something you aspire to? Then this programme is exactly what you are looking for.

The Research Master's degree programme in History offers the following two-year Master's tracks: Classical, Medieval and Early Modern Studies, and Modern History and International Relations.

Classical, Medieval and Early Modern Studies explores Classical Antiquity, the Middle Ages and Early Modernity in Europe and the Middle East. You will study the similarities and differences between these periods. In addition, you will gain fundamental insights into the cultural changes that preceded the modern period.

The track in Modern History and International Relations teaches you to carry out independent academic research in the field of modern and contemporary history and international relations. You will explore recent developments in these fields and study relevant theoretical and methodological backgrounds. You will learn about subjects such as international political economy, the history of cultural identity and European cooperation and integration.

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locatieGroningen
diplomaMA Geschiedenis (research)
typeonderzoek, 120 EC
start1 februari, 1 september
taaldeels Dutch
vooral English
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code60139
heeft geen numerus fixus
heeft een honours programma

Waarom aan de Rijksuniversiteit?

Classical, Medieval and Early Modern Studies:
  • Intensive supervision by high-quality researchers in small groups
  • Unique approach that allows you to embed your chosen discipline in wider diachronic or synchronic fields
  • Research Assistantships

Modern History and International Relations:
  • Intensive supervision by high-quality researchers in small groups
  • A challenging multidisciplinary approach
  • Research Assistantships

Studieprogramma

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tracks

track

Are you a talented student and interested in modern history and international relations? Is a career in research something you aspire to? Then this track is exactly what you are looking for.

You can take the Master's track in Modern History and International Relations as a track within the Research Master's degree programme in History or the Research Master's degree programme in International Relations.

The two-year Master's track in Modern History and International Relations teaches you to carry out independent academic research in the fields of modern and contemporary history and international relations. You will explore recent developments in these fields and study relevant theoretical and methodological backgrounds. You will learn about subjects such as international political economy, the history of cultural identity and European cooperation and integration.

As a student of this programme you work in small groups and are supervised by highly qualified researchers. The programme is closely related to the research carried out at the Groningen Research Institute for the Study of Culture (ICOG) and the N.W. Posthumus Institute.

track Classical Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Are you interested in the history, literature and culture of classical and ancient civilizations? Is a career in research something you aspire to? Then this track is just what you are looking for.

This two-year Research Master's track is a track of the three different Research Master's degrees programmes, namely in History, Literary Studies, and Classics and Ancient Civilizations. As such, Classical, Medieval and Early Modern Studies offers a multidisciplinary environment. Depending on your background and research interests, you will decide on your main subject. You can focus on history and choose between Ancient, Medieval or Early Modern History. You can also focus on literature. Then your options are Latin, Greek, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch or German Literature.

The track studies Classical Antiquity, the Middle Ages and Early Modernity in Europe and the Middle East. You will explore the similarities and differences between these periods. In addition, you will gain fundamental insights into the cultural changes that preceded the modern period.

You can design your own programme to fit your interests. You will take specialist tutorials and courses on theory and method, and finish the programme by writing a thesis.

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs30% nl
70% en
avondonderwijsn.v.t.
afstandsonderwijsn.v.t.
Each Master's degree programme has a study advisor whom you can contact if you have questions or need advice about your degree programme and other study-related matters. Everything you discuss will be treated confidentially. If you have a more complex problem, for example study delay, a performance disability or if you are ill for a long time, you should contact a student counsellor.
In addition, you can also follow various courses at the Study Support section of the Student Service Centre (SSC), for example on study stress and holding presentations.

honours-/excellence program Master's Honours Programme

The Master's Honours Programme was developed especially for students who want to get more from their studies.

It is a programme worth 15 ECTS that is followed in addition to the standard Master's programme. It is a one-year interdisciplinary programme that is designed to introduce students to various aspects of leadership.

Toelating en studiekosten

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startmomenten

1 februari 2018
aanmelding deadline : 15 oktober 2017
collegegeld nog niet bekend
1 september 2017
aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2017
wettelijk tarief : € 2006
instellingstarief : € 2006
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 11400
1 september 2018
aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2018
collegegeld nog niet bekend
toelatingseisen

cijferlijst
Excellent academic record.

taaltoets
Minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 100 (with a minimum of 25 on writing skills) or IELTS 7 (with a minimum of 6.5 on all items). ERK level C1.

vooropleiding
BA degree in:

  • History

reference letter
Two letters of recommendation from relevant experts.

motivatiebrief

estimated monthly costs

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bedragkostenpost
303kamerhuur in Groningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
22internet+tv
152boodschappen/kostgeld
32telefoon
117verzekeringen
158collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
29drinken/snoep/snacks
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
30contributies/abonnementen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart
45overig

€ 1171totale 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

studentaantallen

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?% daarvan is vrouw
? eerstejaars gestart in 2012
?% daarvan is vrouw
27868 studenten aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
51% daarvan is vrouw
bron: HBO-raad/VSNU

studievereniging

Ubbo Emmius
Ubbo Emmius is the study association for the History programme at the University of Groningen.
Ubbo Emmius has almost 800 members and stands out as a highly active association, with its own unique combination of social activities and study events. The activities vary from lectures and career conferences to parties, drinks and film evenings.
Synthesis
Synthesis is the new study association for all Research Master students from the Faculty of Arts. Synthesis is both a social network and a platform for the academic development of young scholars. Given our shared interest in academic research, Synthesis organizes a variety of seminars, lectures and workshops about academic skills or career strategy with interesting speakers from different fields. Synthesis also aims to create and maintain an active Research Master community by organizing social activities such as drinks, dinners and fun trips. Join our Facebook group for more information

Op kamers in Groningen

55216studenten studerend
31914studenten woonachtig   
€ 303gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
21 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

aan het woord: studenten en docenten

Master's Ambassador Deborah Bakker
This programme gives me the freedom to develop my own research interests

This master's track was the best choice for me for several reasons. Firstly, because it’s a research master, a lot of attention is paid to methodological as well as theoretical issues. I wanted to improve my academic skills and learn more about what it takes to conduct research in IR, and this master's track is a good way to do both. All classes are organised as interactive discussion groups and this helps to critically reflect on my own assumptions as well as on the literature. 

A second advantage is the freedom in this programme to develop my own research interests...
The same is true for the compulsory courses: in the assignments you’re free to apply acquired insights to your own research field. The research seminars are really in-depth courses that last a semester, which allows you to get familiar with the relevant literature of the field and to conduct your own research.

Another advantage is the way we are assessed, which usually means assignments instead of exams. For example, we’ve had to write critical reflections on literature, methodological traditions in general and research practices. Also, we finish the research seminars by writing a proper research paper, applying what we’ve learned to an actual case. This is a challenging but very instructive way of learning how to conduct your own research.
Read more about Deborah and why she chose to study Modern History and International Relations in Groningen.
Questions? Send Deborah an email: j.d.bakker.1@student.rug.nl. 


lees verder ...
Elisa Tuijnder
I specialized in African Studies and International Development

After gaining my Bachelor's degree in History I started the Research Master's track in Modern History and International Relations at the University of Groningen. My History programme was rather broad-based and I knew that this Master's track offered a lot of room for personal preferences and specialization. During my Master's I specialized in African Studies and International Development.

In the first year I followed several research seminars on Africa, and in the second I started a placement at the African Studies Centre in Leiden...
I then moved to the UK to complete my specialization. I liked it so much that I decided to stay and write my Master's thesis on school systems in Congo (DRC). My thesis analyses a potential new development in the provision of education by non-state actors such as religious institutions. This is a topic that will lead us to debates and questions such as: 'Can we use religion for development cooperation?'
In the future I would like to work for an international advisory centre, or perhaps as an operational manager for an NGO – preferably a development organization, so that I can use my knowledge and expertise to analyse and help improve local policy.


lees verder ...
Student Alexandros Tsouris
I choose the courses that are fitting my interests: ancient history

I applied at several universities but chose Groningen because of the interdisciplinarity of the programme and the fact that in contrast to other universities, Groningen offers a two-year programme instead of one. More importantly, the lesser amount of tuition fees, comparing to other countries, has been an important motivation for doing my master's degree here in the Netherlands.

The advantage of this programme is that it offers the opportunity to structure the programme as you want. I choose the courses that are fitting my interests: ancient history...
A great asset of the programme is that some courses include excursions to other countries. For instance, in the first semester we visited Rome and this has been a great and unique experience for me. Not only did we have the opportunity to visit a lot of sites and museums, but also to experience academic work on site, that is presenting certain monuments, in front of the monuments, rather than via a pc.
Furthermore, I find it very convenient that there are not many exams in the programme. They do not count my development as a student on a strict basis of reproducing knowledge, but they want to see my interpretation and my research. Although the programme has disadvantages sometimes, in general lines this approach is fulfilling for me. For the future I would like to continue with my research since I have plans to do a PhD.


lees verder ...
Master's Ambassador Marije van der Steege
The expertise of the professors and the specialization courses fitted my interests

I am in the second year of the Research Master Classical, Medieval and Early Modern. This very broad Master’s track is aimed at students of history and languages from classical antiquity to the early modern period. My specialization is classical literature and my particular interest lies in Latin poetry.
Freedom for different interests
I chose the CMEMS Master’s track at the University of Groningen because of the freedom to choose my specialization courses and the expertise of the professors, which fitted my interests...
Groningen is a really nice student city: not too big, but still full of culture and ‘gezelligheid’.
Read more about Marije and why she chose to study CMEMS in Groningen.
Questions? Send Marije an email: m.b.van.der.steege@student.rug.nl


lees verder ...
Patty Huijbers
Research Master's Student Patty Huijbers About Her Research Assistants Programme

Hedwich van der Bij
Research Fellow at Clingendael Institute

Five years ago I enrolled in the Research Master's track in Modern History and International Relations at the University of Groningen. It was a small-scale programme that gave you the opportunity to develop further in a specific field of research in a group of 10 students. That appealed to me, as did the interesting modules that were offered alongside the regular programme, such as 'Euroculture' and the summer school 'Democracy and Transitional Justice'.

...
Before I finished the programme I had already found a job as public relations officer for the Dutch Labour Party’s MEPs in Brussels. The flexibility of the programme and my thesis supervisor’s good supervision made it possible for me to graduate with honours alongside my work.

I currently work as a research fellow for Europe at Clingendael, the Netherlands Institute for International Relations in The Hague. With the European Union facing significant challenges, it is a special time to be working at the Europe cluster at Clingendael. My research is on European administration, European integration and European Neighbourhood Policy. In the future I would like to do a PhD on one of these topics.


lees verder ...
Nadine Kuipers
PhD student at the University of Groningen

After completing my Bachelor's degree programme in English Language and Culture I was on the lookout for more depth and specialization. This Research Master's programme was just what I was looking for. I was also able to broaden my knowledge by following a number of private seminars and tutorials.

One of the most enjoyable and successful parts of my degree was the tutorial that I set up with my fellow students, The Skelton Project. We worked on a website with digital editions of poems by the medieval poet John Skelton...
In the Research Master’s programme we didn’t just conduct research, but developed other skills too. Organizing the CMRS conference in the first year, for instance, was good preparation for the organizational side of the academic world. If I hadn’t made the decision to do the Research Master’s track in Classical, Medieval and Early Modern Studies I wouldn’t be where I am now as a PhD student at the University of Groningen. In my PhD research, I am analysing medieval manuscripts containing agricultural texts that English landowners would have read. I became interested in this topic as I was researching the development of agricultural treatises for my Master's thesis.


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Keuzehulp

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Studievergelijker

1/11 Rijksuniversiteit
Geschiedenis
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
30% Nederlandstalig
70% Engelstalig
2/11 Rijksuniversiteit
Modern History and International Relations
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
3/11 Universiteit Leiden
History (Research)
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
3 eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
4/11 Universiteit Leiden
Ancient History
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
3 eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
5/11 Universiteit Leiden
Political Culture and National Identities
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
3 eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
6/11 Universiteit Leiden
Cities, Migration and Global Interdependence
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
3 eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
7/11 Universiteit Leiden
Colonial and Global History
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
3 eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
8/11 Universiteit Leiden
Europe 1000-1800
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
3 eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
9/11 Utrecht
Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Studies
€ 336 gemiddelde kamerhuur
1 eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
10/11 Utrecht
History
€ 336 gemiddelde kamerhuur
1 eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
11/11 UvA
Geschiedenis (research MA)
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
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Feiten en / studie in cijfers

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algemeen oordeel3.64.1
inhoud3.74.0
docenten3.84.1
studiefaciliteiten2.7
studielast3.53.6
studiebegeleiding2.8

Studentoordelen

De Nationale Studenten Enquete is het grootschalige onderzoek van de overheid onder studenten in Nederland naar de kwaliteit van opleidingen aan hogescholen en universiteiten.
In 2015 hebben meer dan 200.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

History aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen is beoordeeld door 14 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 3.6 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

After graduation you are well prepared for a career in historical research. You can continue your academic career in a PhD trajectory or carry out research at a private or governmental research institute. You can also work in journalism, museums, cultural organizations or publishing. Other possibilities are jobs in governmental organizations or in business.
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vergeleken met andere studies

zoektijd baanslecht
salaris na 1,5 jaar slecht
kans op een vaste baan gemiddeld
bron: Elsevier beste banen 2015

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  • historisch onderzoeker
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Contact

Nadja Zadorina MA

coordinator: for all questions regarding application

Master's Ambassador Marije van der Steege (cmems)
Master's Ambassador Deborah Bakker (mhir)
Meer informatie?
Bezoek de website van deze opleiding.

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