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The research master's Historical Studies is tailored to students with a passion for history and a clear ambition for historical research, and allows you to follow paths in the full range of periods.

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typeonderzoek, 120 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
numerus fixusnee
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's specialisation 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 in the field of historical research. Historical Studies allows you to focus on 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's programme Historical Studies 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.

Waarom aan de Radboud Universiteit?

By choosing Historical Studies at Radboud University you will study in the oldest city of the Netherlands. Founded by the Romans as one of their headquarters on the borders of their empire (Noviomagus: New Market), Nijmegen became an imperial stronghold in the Middle Ages. The enchanting site of the former imperial palts (Valkhof) on the river Waal (the main branch of the Rhine) still recalls this extraordinary past.


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opbouwThe curriculum of the research master Historical Studies consists of an interdisciplinary general programme and specific courses focussing on historical research.

Together with students from the specialisations Arts and Visual Culture and Literary Studies, you will concentrate on the important theoretical and methodological issues and backgrounds of the Humanities.
2e jaar In the last stage of the curriculum, with the help of your tutor, you will choose a historical subject of your interest on which you will write a publishable scholarly article and a research proposal. This culminates in a master's thesis in which you will develop new insights into a historical problem.
Research Training (study abroad or internship)
20 EC
Research Article
5 EC
Research proposal
5 EC
Master's Thesis afstuderen
30 EC
1e jaar
Theories and Theoreticians in the Humanities
10 EC
International Historical Research: Violence in History
5 EC
Electives keuzevak
15 EC
Electives keuzevak
10 EC
Methods and Techniques in Humanities
5 EC
Contemporary Debates in Humanities
5 EC
Key Research in Historical Studies
5 EC
Sources of Historical Research
5 EC


taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet40% zelfstudie
40% theorie
20% praktijk
literature study, oral presentation, internship, research, research project, research proposal, tutorial, lecture, individual assignment, self study
This research programme is developed as an answer to the call for a new generation of young Historical Studies researchers with an international outlook. The programme prepares capable and young specialists of different specialisations in Historical Studies, who will be competitive and outstanding amongst others. Historical Studies is programme which main objective is to generate young minds that think and reason outside the traditionally expected borders, with a future PhD perspective.

Toelating en kosten


1 september 2021

aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2021
collegegeld nog niet bekend

toelaatbare profielen
WO bachelortoelaatbaar


You maintained a 7.5 (out of 10) grade average or international equivalent thereof during the second and third years of your bachelor's degree studies. Your BA thesis received a grade no lower than 8.0 or an international equivalent thereof.

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent, of a research university) in History.

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.

studie kosten
bron: Radboud Universiteit
bedrag kostenpost
€ 700levensonderhoud
€ 500studiematerialenper jaar
€ 300visa/permitper jaar
inbegrepen in collegegeld
registration fee

estimated monthly costs

bron: Nibud
315kamerhuur in Nijmegenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
172collegegeldop basis van € 2060 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
20442 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 Studies
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
2/4 Radboud Universiteit
Art and Visual Culture
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
3/4 Radboud Universiteit
Historical, Literary and Cultural Studies
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
2 eerstejaars
100% 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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This programme is intended to prepare its students for an academic career, in particular as a PhD researcher in the Netherlands or abroad. Through the IRUN network, Nijmegen has formal partnerships with various universities including Barcelona, Duisburg-Essen, Glasgow, Ljubljana, Münster, Poitiers and Siena.
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

The intensive interdisciplinary training of Nijmegen graduates prepares them for highly qualified jobs in politics, education, journalism, cultural life or business.

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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 centr
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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T: 024-3612345, optie 2
Nol Vermeulen

Study advisor

T: +31 24 36 12 888
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