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The award
MA

How long you will study
12 months

Domestic course fees
EUR 2060

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
February, September

International course fees
EUR 11500

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About History at University of Groningen

History Today is a socially oriented Master's track that teaches you to examine the past in the light of the present, and gives you an understanding of topical issues in a historical perspective.

The emphasis on applying history at an academic level is whatmakes this one-year Master's track in Groningen unique. Would youlike to learn to compile a historically accurate exhibition, writesomeone's life history, conduct quantitative or archive research oranalyse image culture? The choice is yours! Explore the use ofdigital techniques in research and public presentations. Or learnto see the consequences of change in organizations and companies interms of their historical development.

The Master's track offers three professionally orientedspecializations: History for the Media, Culture and HeritageSector, History for Policy, Administration and Politics and Historyfor Teaching and Education - each with an appropriate placement.Developing your profile (thematic, chronological or regional) is also part of the programme.

The research seminars, given by specialized lecturers from theNetherlands and abroad, provide extra depth.

You can graduate by writing a thesis, but also, for example, bycompiling an exhibition (or exhibition plan), conducting an organization study, developing a website or writing a script for a documentary.

More information on the webpages of the master'sprogramme HistoryToday.

History Today is a socially oriented Master's programme that teaches you to examine the past in the light of the present, and gives you an understanding of topical issues in a historical perspective.

The emphasis on applying history at an academic level is whatmakes this one-year Master's programme in Groningen unique. Wouldyou like to learn to compile a historically accurate exhibition,write someone's life history, conduct quantitative or archiveresearch or analyse image culture? The choice is yours! Explore theuse of digital techniques in research and public presentations. Orlearn to see the consequences of change in organizations andcompanies in terms of their historical development.

The Master's programme offers three professionally orientedspecializations: History for the Media, Culture and HeritageSector, History for Policy, Administration and Politics and Historyfor Teaching and Education - each with an appropriate placement.Developing your profile (thematic, chronological or regional) is also part of the programme.

The research seminars, given by specialized lecturers from theNetherlands and abroad, provide extra depth.

You can graduate by writing a thesis, but also, for example, bycompiling an exhibition (or exhibition plan), conducting an organization study, developing a website or writing a script for a documentary.

More information on the webpages of the master'sprogramme HistoryToday.

After your studies

Job prospects

After completing the Master's track, you are able to think in acritical and problem-oriented way. You can process a large amountof information and present the outcomes with great clarity. Manyhistorians find work in journalism, museums, at culturalorganizations or in publishing. They can go into politics as well,or find jobs in governmental organizations or in business.

After completing the Master's programme, you are able to think in a critical and problem-oriented way. You can process a largeamount of information and present the outcomes with great clarity.Many historians find work in journalism, museums, at culturalorganizations or in publishing. They can go into politics as well,or find jobs in governmental organizations or in business.

Job examples

  • Journalist
  • Policy advisor
  • Officer European Parliament
  • 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
  • Co-ordinator in education, events and so forth

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Notes about fees for this course

EU/EEA

€ 2060 per year

non-EU/EEA

€ 11500 per year

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language test

Minimum language requirements of TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of21 on all items), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items).ERK level B2 (preferably C1).

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
language test

Minimum language requirements of TOEFL iBT 86 (with a minimum of20 on all items), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items).ERK level B2 (preferably C1). Students who gained a bachelor's degree certificate from an English-taught degree programme, will automatically meet the language requirements.

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