International Relations

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Deze opleiding

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

The Research Master's degree in International Relations consists of the two-year Master's track in Modern History and International Relations. You can also take this track as a specialisation of the Master's degree programme in History (research).

This programme teaches you to carry out independent academic research and to explore recent developments in the field of modern history and international relations. You will study relevant theoretical and methodological backgrounds as well. In addition, the programme includes subjects such as international political economy, the history of cultural identity and European cooperation and integration.

As a student of this programme you will 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.

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locatieGroningen
diplomaMA Internationale Betrekkingen (research)
typeonderzoek, 120 EC
start1 februari, 1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code60820
heeft geen numerus fixus
heeft een honours programma

Waarom aan de Rijksuniversiteit?

  • Intensive supervision by high-quality researchers in small groups
  • A challenging multidisciplinary approach
  • Research Assistantships

Studieprogramma

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tracks

track Modern History and International Relations

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 specialization within the Research Master's degree in History or the Research Master's degree 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.

Onderwijs

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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 2017
aanmelding deadline : 15 oktober 2016
wettelijk tarief : € 2006
instellingstarief : € 2006
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 11400
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
  • International Relations
  • American Studies
  • another related field

reference letter
Two letters of recommendation from relevant experts.

motivatiebrief

studie kosten
bron: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
bedrag kostenpost
€ 10000levensonderhoudper jaar

estimated monthly costs

bron: Nibud
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.

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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

Clio
Clio is the Study Association of International Relations & International Organization at the University of Groningen. Clio has 1200 members and is one of the largest students' associations in Groningen, and the largest students' organization at a Dutch faculty of Arts.

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

Student Elisa Tuijnder
I specialized in African Studies and International Development

After gaining my Bachelor's degree in History I started the Research Master's degree programme 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 programme 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 ...
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 ...
Patty Huijbers
Research Master's Student Patty Huijbers About Her Research Assistants Programme

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In 2015 hebben meer dan 200.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

International Relations aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen is beoordeeld door 4 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

After graduation you are well prepared for a career in research at a university or a private or governmental research institute. You can pursue jobs at international organizations and government institutions as well. You may also find work as a journalist.
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vergeleken met andere studies

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

Potentiële beroepen

  • position within interdisciplinary academic environment
bron: StudieData

Contact

Nadja Zadorina MA

coordinator

Prof. Dr. Hubertus Büschel

Director of Studies

Meer informatie?
Bezoek de website van deze opleiding.

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