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The Global History program is designed for talented students who are exceptionally motivated to develop their skills in the field of historical research.

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typeonderzoek, 120 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
numerus fixusnee
In the Global History program you will learn to investigate the dynamics and long-term developments of the global interconnection of goods, ideas and people, and the role of power, religion and affects in such constellations. In research intensive courses you will collaborate with renowned researchers and research groups in the fields of migration studies, in the history of capitalism, knowledge and religion, material culture and heritage, emotions and senses, and environmental humanities.

The Master has an interdisciplinary perspective that includes concepts and methodologies from the social sciences, philosophy and law. It offers students the possibility to explore and train skills in digital analysis and reflect on the possibilities of the emerging digital humanities techniques, and e-Humanities approaches. We offer a thorough training program, with individual guidance by excellent and committed supervisors. You are encouraged to make use of the staff's intensive networks with heritage and research institutions, governmental organizations and NGO's (e.g. UNESCO), and business partners (banks, creative industries), to set up research projects embedded in society.

Waarom aan de Amsterdam VU?

  • The Master's program is unique in the Netherlands.
  • The master prepares you for a career in research or a position outside the academic field.
  • The master offers a personal approach and small groups. You can choose a tutor who will help you during your program.
  • The teachers are also top-quality researchers with a strong national and international profile.
  • We allow you to choose electives from our own department or from the Faculty of Humanities.


taal van onderwijs100% en
case study, excursion, group discussion, lecture, individual assignment, literature study, oral presentation, research, research project, research proposal, poster presentation, seminar, internship, tutorial, working group, self study
instruction modes
The Research Master's is an intensive research oriented program. Due to its small scale you will work closely together with the professors. Most courses will be taught in tutorials, some as lectures. You will complete your two-year program by writing a Master's thesis on a research project that you will carry out yourself.
The research master's degree will enable you to work as an independent researcher. In the academic world, both at home and abroad, it is seen as a possible step towards a doctoral study. But you can also embark on a career at a research institute outside of the academic setting, for instance as a history teacher, a journalist, or text writer, a heritage expert, an advisor for the government or for NGO's.
study abroad
A large portion of the study programme is reserved for individual choice. This way you can develop a tailor made study programme, together with you mentor. You can choose for a stay at an another university or research institute in the Netherlands or abroad, or an internship, for tutorials, or specific skill trainings, combined with participation in conferences, workshops and the graduate lectures & seminars of the Graduate School of Humanities.

Toelating en kosten


1 september 2019

aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2019
wettelijk tarief : € 2083 (€1042 in het eerste jaar)

1 september 2020

aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2020
collegegeld nog niet bekend

1 June for Dutch and EU students, 1 April for non-EU students

In order to be admitted directly we require a full Bachelor's degree and an average grade of minimally a 7.5 out of 10.

A certified list of the academic results obtained to date (qualifications and lists of grades).

The student should have a proficient level of academic English, proof of excellent study results and motivation for doing academic research.

Unless English is your first language, you must be able to prove your knowledge of English is sufficient.

reference letter
Two letters of recommendation must be included in your application.

We have an online application system, in which you will be asked to upload the following documents:

  • copy of your Bachelor's degree and transcript of records
  • Letter of motivation
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Bachelor's or Master's thesis
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Description of courses of previous education and a list of all the main literature
  • English language test

inbegrepen in collegegeld
registration fee

estimated monthly costs

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424kamerhuur in Amsterdamboven landelijk gemiddelde
172collegegeldop basis van € 2060 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 1292totale 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


24 studenten volgen deze opleiding
79% daarvan is vrouw
12 eerstejaars gestart in 2017
100% daarvan is vrouw
22864 studenten aan de Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
58% daarvan is vrouw
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Op kamers in Amsterdam

115129studenten studerend
47168studenten woonachtig   
€ 424gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
21 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
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aan het woord: studenten en docenten

Wouter de Vries
Marieke Oprel


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disclaimer: bovenstaande cijfers en beoordelingen zijn aangeleverd door de opleidingen zelf. Wij kunnen de juistheid niet garanderen.

Na de studie

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Your most likely prospect after completing your research master's degree program is to set up your own research as a PhD student.
This involves attracting funding, carrying out research under the guidance of a supervisor, and writing a PhD thesis on the subject. The Humanities Research Master's Programme offers an excellent training for an academic career. In our research design courses you will learn to develop your research skills, construct research proposals for national or European science foundations, and to apply for international research funds.

Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

You can also embark on a career at a research institute outside of the academic setting. Many research institutes are eager to welcome researchers schooled in qualitative and quantitative research. You can also start a career outside the field of academics, for instance as a history teacher, a journalist, or text writer, a heritage expert, an advisor for the government or for NGO's.

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Potentiële beroepen

advisor for the government
heritage expert
history teacher
text writer
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Inger Leemans


Irena Bunic

International Student Advisor

T: +31205985252
Janet van der Meulen


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