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University of Groningen MA in History - History and Heritage Consultancy Track
University of Groningen

MA in History - History and Heritage Consultancy Track

Groningen, Netherlands

12 Months

English, Dutch

Full time

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EUR 2,530 / per year *

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* € 2530 (EU/EEA students) | € 18700 (non-EU/EEA students)

Introduction

How does Ukraine protect its monuments in the current war? Which policies should Dutch authorities develop concerning art stolen during the Second World War? What should be done with disputed statues related to Europe's colonial past?

These types of questions are pressing in our changing world, in which conflict and inequality necessitate us to rethink our attitudes towards the past and its cultural and material heritage. The Master’s track History and Heritage Consultancy at the University of Groningen teaches you how to expertly approach questions about the meaning and uses of (contested) heritage. The track is unique in its dual focus on historical analysis of heritage and professional skills—such as effective communication, grant writing and project management—required for working in the heritage and public sectors.

History and Heritage Consultancy offers a broad range of methodological and research courses, which allows for a specialization in your personal field of interest and flexibility in your planning. You learn to interrogate the complexities of history and heritage present in buildings, objects, practices, customs and opinions of the past. You also develop relevant professional skills—for example, by completing assignments for public or heritage institutions, such as the Groninger Museum—which prepare you for immediate employment in the field of history and heritage.

Why study this program in Groningen?

  • An academic humanities degree in History and Heritage Consultancy with a clear professional and societal relevance
  • An excellent program that offers an integrated approach to historical heritage and consultancy, by combining history, theory and practice
  • A clear focus on contemporary developments in the field of historical heritage, relating to, for example, digitization or fundraising
  • A unique focus on employability with courses on methods and professional skills, as well as first-hand experiences in the heritage and public sectors through special projects and internships
  • An international and pleasant study environment with many research resources

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