Bachelor in History and Literary Studies - 3-year Program
History and International Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is a unique program that combines perspectives from history and the social sciences to help understand how human societies have been connected throughout history. The program offers a combination of history courses, modern language units and research skills from the fields of global history and international relations. It is taught by a highly motivated staff, strongly committed to teaching excellence and the learning experience of their students.
Learning about historical origins of global society
How has democracy become a global standard while other modes of government are considered ‘deviations’? How did decolonization influence the relationship between Europe and Asia? What are the historical origins of global inequality and climate change? History and International Studies is an excellent choice for students interested in learning about the historical origins of global society from an interdisciplinary perspective.
Courses discuss the history of Europe and the world from antiquity to the present. Students also choose from four tracks: Politics & Economy; Migration & Ethnicity; Culture & Religion; Heritage & Memory. In addition, students choose a modern language, learn about different approaches from the fields of international relations and global history and are trained in academic skills. In year 3, students can also study a semester abroad, take an internship or choose a minor.
The program in a nutshell
History and International Studies is a three-year BA program. It starts with a broad-based first year that covers the history from antiquity until the present, followed by a year in which students choose a specialization, and finishes with a thesis on a subject of one’s choice in Year 3.
Candidates with a non-Dutch pre-university school diploma:
- A diploma equivalent to a Dutch VWO diploma
- Proof of sufficient proficiency in English
The cost of this program for students of EU/EEA countries is €2,060.
Welcome to Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is an internationally renowned research university founded in 1880 . The university offers over 120 English taught programs at Bachelor’s, Master’s and doctoral level. Students and staff of 84 nationalities create a dynamic international academic community. The...
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