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1 year
Full time
Master's degree
September 2019
Application deadline: 01 June 2019
2,083 EUR

Program description

Study a Masters in History in Amsterdam

History matters. The master’s degree in history at the VU trains you to become a professional historian. The course is broad-based and also allows you to specialize in a particular area of history. Each specialization is based on one of the chairs of the History Department. The progress of your study is personally mentored by a professor. According to a student, “History at VU Amsterdam distinguishes itself by its small community of students and the support of its staff.”

History Curriculum

All students follow a number of basic courses. In addition you choose the broad master’s curriculum or one of the five specializations. If you decide to follow the broad master’s curriculum then you make your own choice from the other subjects offered. Each specialization is connected to one or more of the chairs of the History Department.

The progress of your study is personally mentored by a member of the academic staff. Some specializations are in English, others are in Dutch, but with some courses in English.

Specializations in History

  • Cultures of Knowledge
  • Global Social History (15th – 21st century)
  • Migration and Mobility (19th – 21st century)
  • Religion and Society from Antiquity up to Today

Admission requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree in History, humanities, anthropology or sociology or relevant field  (with historical specialization) from an accredited research university including at least three full years of academic study amounting a minimum of 180 ECTS or equivalent.
  • Motivation, background and personality (motivation letter, CV and personal reference)
  • Proof of sufficient proficiency in English.

Tuition fees

The cost of this program for students of EU/EEA countries is €2,060.


MA in History

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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

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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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
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