Are you a talented student and interested in modern history and international relations? Is a career in research something you aspire to? Then this track is exactly what you are looking for.
You can take the Master's track in Modern History and International Relations as a track within the Research Master's degree programme in History or the Research Master's degree programme in International Relations.
The two-year Master's track in Modern History and International Relations teaches you to carry out independent academic research in the fields of modern history and international relations. You will explore recent developments in these fields and study relevant theoretical and methodological backgrounds. You will learn about subjects such as the international political economy, the history of cultural identity and European cooperation and integration.
As a student of this programme, you work in small groups and are supervised by highly qualified researchers. The programme is closely related to the research carried out at the Groningen Research Institute for the Study of Culture (ICOG) and the N.W. Posthumus Institute.
Modern History (specialization)
- History of Politics and Governance
- Urban and Regional Social and Economic History
- History of Cultural Identity
International Relations (specialization)
- International Security and Theory of International Organizations
- International Political Economy
- European Co-operation and Integration
- International Order and Global Governance
Master's Honours Programme (honours programme)
The Master's Honours Programme was developed especially for students who want to get more from their studies.
It is a programme worth 15 ECTS that is followed in addition to the standard Master's programme. It is a one-year interdisciplinary programme that is designed to introduce students to various aspects of leadership.
During this Master's track, you can follow a placement for ECTS credit points.
It is your responsibility to find a placement yourself, but the Mobility Office can offer help with this where necessary. Click the link above to find examples of placements completed by other Master's students.
Courses year 1
Courses year 2
- Study abroad is optional
- Maximum of 30 EC
|Specific requirements||More information|
|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.|
|language test||obligatory for non-English speakers|
|previous education||BA degree in:
|reference letter||Two letters of recommendation from relevant experts.|
|written request||No further information|
|other admission requirements||Furthermore, the selection procedure is also based on an evaluation of degree certificates, individual results, and the thesis or paper.|
|Type of student||Deadline||Start course|
|EU/EEA students||01 May 2018, 15 October 2018||01 September 2018, 01 February 2019|
|non-EU/EEA students||01 May 2018, 15 October 2018||01 September 2018, 01 February 2019|
After graduation, you are well prepared for a career in research at a university or a private or governmental research institute. You can pursue jobs at international organizations and government institutions as well. You can apply for a PhD-position.
- Research oriented career in International Relations or History.
- International Affairs / Foreign Policy Advisor jobs.
- Investigating Journalism.
- Academic positions.
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Last updated February 21, 2018