MA in History Today

University of Groningen

Program Description

MA in History Today

University of Groningen

University of Groningen

History for the Media, Culture and Heritage Sector, with appropriate placement (specialization)

Professionally oriented specialization that prepares you for a career or follow-on degree/traineeship in a museum or archive, the cultural sector or the media.In preparation for your placement, you choose 1 or more appropriate methodology course units from a range that includes Oral History, Archives & Internet, Visual Culture or Documentary, Museum and Exhibition. For information about placements, see the Arts Mobility Office web page. After a placement in a museum or cultural organization, some students compile an exhibition as their graduation project.The History Online workshop is another alternative, which explores the wealth of new digital sources for historical research. Research seminars allow you to develop your individual profile. History offers a wide choice of subjects and periods, or you can opt for one of the regional-based course units, such as Central and Eastern European Studies (MOES: www.rug.nl/let/moes), Asian Studies or American Studies.

History for Policy, Administration and Politics, with appropriate placement (specialization)

Professionally oriented specialization that prepares you for a career or follow-on degree/traineeship in a social organization, company, politics or government.

In preparation for your placement, you choose 1 or more appropriate methodology course units from a range that includes Oral History. 'Learning History and Organization' is another interesting course unit; you spend time working in an organization or company applying a collective learning method for learning about the history of organizations or partnerships. Ideally, this should be combined with the methodology course units Oral History and Quantitative Analysis. Research seminars allow you to develop your profile in History for Policy, Administration and Politics, or you can choose from a number of regional-based course units, such as Central and Eastern European Studies.

History for Teaching and Education (specialization)

The professionally oriented specialization that prepares you for a career in the education sector or as a teacher.

If you are interested in this specialization, you have several options. You can choose a 'light version': the one-year Master's programme in History Today, with a placement in the education sector for example.For a more extensive training with a greater focus on education, you can opt for a one-year Master of Arts in History Teaching after the regular History Today programme. Alternatively, you can choose the two-year Master of Arts in History Teaching. In the first year, you follow the History Today programme, but without the placement.

Master Honours College (honours program)

The Honours Programme is designed for students who want to get more out of themselves and their academic training. The Honours College gives talented, motivated Master students the opportunity to challenge themselves even more by offering an extra programme of 15 ECTS that is followed in addition to the regular Master's degree programme. The Master's Honours Programme is geared to the development of leadership skills.

Master's placement

During this Master's track, you can follow a Master's placement for ECTS credit points. This placement offers students the opportunity of work experience and of orientation on the labour market. You can do a placement at an institution, organization or company in the Netherlands or abroad. It is your responsibility to find a placement, but the Mobility Office can offer help where necessary.

Programme schedule

University of Groningen

Admission requirements

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grade list Excellent academic record.
language test Minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 100 (with a minimum of 25 on writing skills) or IELTS 7 (with a minimum of 6.5 on all items). ERK level C1.

Tuition fees

Nationality Year Fee Programme form
EU/EEA 2017-2018 €2060 full-time
EU/EEA 2017-2018 €1478 part-time
non-EU/EEA 2017-2018 €11400 full-time
non-EU/EEA 2017-2018 €7600 part-time

Application deadlines

Type of student Deadline Start course
EU/EEA students 15 October 2017, 01 May 2018 01 February 2018, 01 September 2018
non-EU/EEA students 15 October 2017, 01 May 2018 01 February 2018, 01 September 2018

Job examples

  • Journalist.
  • Administrative consultant in the government.
  • Party assistant in the European Parliament or a political party.
  • Policy officer.
  • Head of educational services at a cultural institution.
  • Teacher.
  • Communications advisor.
  • Editor and journalist in various media.
  • Departmental director in an educational or cultural institution.
  • Researcher.
  • Manager in a business.
  • Curator at a cultural institution.
  • Advisor to businesses or government.
  • Coordinator in education, events, and so forth.

Research in the Centre for Historical Studies

The Centre is devoted to research on a wide range of aspects of historical investigation spanning from Classical Antiquity to our own time. Research interests are mainly focused on the cultural, social, political and economic diversity of Western societies, but also expand to the non-western world (notably South East Asia, Africa) and cover issues such as post-colonialism and transnationalism. Three research groups facilitate interdisciplinary research on themes which are at the heart of current debates in historical disciplines and the wider society. Researchers operate interdisciplinary and international.

  1. 'Sustainable societies: past and present' studies forms and practices, arrangements, cultures and institutions which explain and contribute to the social coherence and sustainability of societies from antiquity to the present. It is unique in its endeavour to lay bare the historical and cultural roots of the present-day relationship between politics, state and society. It addresses explicitly the role of literary, artistic and religious culture in these processes alongside that of the more familiar political institutions.

  2. 'Regions, Networks, Mobility': research in this theme group is based on the idea that money, goods, news, knowledge and beliefs function and become meaningful in networks of exchange within or crossing borders. The complexity of the historical processes involved is addressed interdisciplinary, thereby challenging economic, social, cultural and political historians as well as other researchers in the arts and humanities and beyond to cooperate and develop new and exciting insights and interpretations. The theme is embedded in Groningen's research strength in the history of regions and in the evolving new research area of the circulation of knowledge.

  3. 'Thinking about History and Historical Culture'. The University of Groningen has a long and internationally recognized expertise in the metahistorical reflection of history and culture. The aim of this research group is twofold: to surpass the limits of one single historiographical perspective and to analyze human memory as it manifests itself in (auto-)biographical writing, historical products of individuals or groups that collect, record or write 'their own' history such as game designers, historical novelists and film producers.
This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Dutch


Last updated January 22, 2018
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This course is Campus based
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12 months
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2,060 EUR
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Netherlands - Groningen, Groningen
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