MA in Modern History and International Relations

University of Groningen

Program Description

MA in Modern History and International Relations

University of Groningen

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.

Programme options

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.

Master's placement (specialization)

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.

Programme schedule

Courses year 1

Courses year 2

Study abroad

  • Study abroad is optional
  • Maximum of 30 EC

Admission requirements

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:

  • History
  • International Relations
  • American Studies
  • Political Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • another related field
reference letter Two letters of recommendation from relevant experts.
reference letter obligatory
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.

Tuition fees

Nationality Year Fee Programme form
EU/EEA 2018-2019 €2060 full-time
non-EU/EEA 2018-2019 €11400 full-time

Application deadlines

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

Job prospects

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.

Job examples

  • Research oriented career in International Relations or History.
  • International Affairs / Foreign Policy Advisor jobs.
  • Investigating Journalism.
  • Academic positions.
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated February 21, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2018
Feb. 2019
Duration
Duration
12 months
Full time
Price
Price
11,400 EUR
Information
Deadline
May 1, 2018
Locations
Netherlands - Groningen
Start date: Sept. 2018
Application deadline May 1, 2018
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Start date: Feb. 2019
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Dates
Sept. 2018
Netherlands - Groningen
Application deadline May 1, 2018
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Feb. 2019
Netherlands - Groningen
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