DISCOVER THE HISTORY AND CULTURE OF THE GREAT PRE-MODERN CIVILISATIONS
Our Research Master’s programme in Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Studies focuses on interdisciplinary study of the material, social, and intellectual developments in Europe (including the Mediterranean region) from Antiquity through the Middle Ages to the Renaissance.
Within this long period you can focus on your academic interests by choosing one of the following tracks:
- Ancient Studies
- Medieval Studies
- Medieval Celtic Studies
- Renaissance Studies
Within each track you will work with source materials in their original languages, including in manuscript form. The Ancient Studies track has a keen interest in archaeology. The Medieval Studies and Renaissance Studies tracks go beyond a solely historical approach by including courses in Literature, Linguistics, Art History, Musicology, and History. In the Medieval Studies track, you may specialise in either Medieval History, Medieval Art History, Medieval Literature, or Medieval Musicology. Medieval Celtic Studies combines literary studies with historical linguistics. Read more about the tracks.
The programme is enhanced by research conducted by lecturers who are internationally renowned in their fields of expertise. You are encouraged to work alongside these lecturers on research projects, and you can spend a semester abroad at one of the many universities with which we have research links. After graduation, approximately 50 percent of graduates go on to undertake a PhD, either in the Netherlands or abroad.
Our Master’s programme will provide you the knowledge and skills needed to gain admission to PhD programmes in your chosen specialisation; you can also conduct independent research and complete your doctoral dissertation. The programme will give you the skills needed for your future career, including pursuing scholarly research to be published in peer-reviewed journals.
Our programme also prepares you for careers outside academia in management, politics, or the arts. The programme is both academically and socially relevant; by developing your professional skills and your ability to work independently, you will be well-prepared for the challenges of the modern employment market.
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Last updated January 12, 2017