Research Master Modern History and International Relations

You can take the Master's programme in Modern History and International Relations as a specialization within the Research Master's degree in History or the Research Master's degree in International Relations.

The two-year Master's programme 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.

Entry Requirements for international students

Knowledge minimum

Excellent academic record, letter of motivation, two letters of recommendation and transcript, thesis or paper.

Previous education

BA in History, International Relations, American Studies or related fields.

Other admission requirements

The selection procedure is based on an evaluation of degree certificates and individual results, proficiency in English (min. 620 TOEFL or min. 7 IELTS), a letter of motivation, transcripts of records, and two letters of recommendation.

Job perspectives

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.

Language: English (100%)
Start course: September 05, 2018
Application deadlines: EU/EEA students: May 01, 2018; non-EU/EEA students: March 01, 2018

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