Students

History

2019-2020

The master’s degree course in history at the VU trains you to become a professional historian. The course is broad-based and also allows you to specialise in a particular area of history. All students follow a number of basic subjects. In addition you choose the broad master’s curriculum or one of the five specialisation directions. If you decide to follow the broad master’s curriculum then you make your own choice from the other subjects offered. 

Each specialisation is based on one of the chairs of the History Department. The progress of your study is personally mentored by a member of the academic staff. Some specialisations are completely in English; others are in Dutch, but with some lectures in English.

Info

Level Master
Language Dutch / English
Duration 1 years
Type Fulltime
Credits 60 EC
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Master History, Program Politics and Sovereignty
Description
Choose in first semester the module Politieke corruptie en goed bestuur
in de moderne tijd (L_GCMAGES016; 6 ec; period 2+3) or one of the FSW-
modules Selected Issues (6 ec; period 2: Selected Issues: European
Politics and Policymaking (S_SIEPP), Selected Issues: Global Environmen-
tal Governance (S_SIGEG) or Selected Issues: International Security
(S_SIIS)).

Choose in second semester 6 ec from a module of another specialisation
or a Tutorial Master History (L_GAMPGES019) or an Internship Master
History (L_GAMAGESSTA), and 6 ec from the module Idealen en macht in de
Derde Wereld (L_GAMAGES027) or Internship Master History (L_GAMAGESSTA).

Students can follow only one Internship.
Course Name Period Credits Code
Internship Master History Ac. Year (sept) 6EC L_GAMAGESSTA
Master Thesis Colloquium History Ac. Year (sept) 0EC L_GAMAGESCOL
Master Thesis History Ac. Year (sept) 18EC L_GAMAGESSCR
Tutorial Master History Ac. Year (sept) 6EC L_GAMPGES019
From Source to Public: The Historian's Flowchart through Imperial Eyes P1 6EC L_GAMAGES022
Key Works in Contemporary Historical Thought P1 6EC L_GAMAGES023
Selected Issues: European Politics and Policymaking P2 6EC S_SIEPP
Selected Issues: Global Environmental Governance P2 6EC S_SIGEG
Selected Issues: International Security P2 6EC S_SIIS
History and Theory P2+3 6EC L_GCMAGES014
Political Corruption and Good Governance in Modern History P2+3 6EC L_GCMAGES016
Slavery, Abolition and Compensation in the Dutch Colonies in the West and in the East P2+3 6EC L_GAMAGES031
Specialisation Tutorial Master History P4 6EC L_GAMAGES032
Master History, Program Religion and Society from the Antiquity to the Present
Description
Choose in first semester between Neo-Calvinism & Religious Diversity
(L_GCMAGES017) and From Constantine to Mohammed: Religion & Society in
Late Antiquity (L_GOMAALG004).

Choose in second semester 6 ec from a module of another specialisation
or a Tutorial Master History (L_GAMPGES019) or an Internship Master
History (L_GAMAGESSTA), and 6 ec from the module The Long History of
European Reformations (L_GAMAGES030) or Internship Master History
(L_GAMAGESSTA).

Students can follow only one Internship.
Course Name Period Credits Code
Internship Master History Ac. Year (sept) 6EC L_GAMAGESSTA
Master Thesis Colloquium History Ac. Year (sept) 0EC L_GAMAGESCOL
Master Thesis History Ac. Year (sept) 18EC L_GAMAGESSCR
Tutorial Master History Ac. Year (sept) 6EC L_GAMPGES019
From Source to Public: The Historian's Flowchart through Imperial Eyes P1 6EC L_GAMAGES022
Key Works in Contemporary Historical Thought P1 6EC L_GAMAGES023
From Constantine to Muhammad: Religion and Society in Late Antiquity P2 6EC L_GOMAALG004
History and Theory P2+3 6EC L_GCMAGES014
Slavery, Abolition and Compensation in the Dutch Colonies in the West and in the East P2+3 6EC L_GAMAGES031
Specialisation Tutorial Master History P4 6EC L_GAMAGES032
Master History, Program Medical and Health Humanities
Description
There are four courses offered, all in the second semester: Introduction
to Medical and Health Humanities (Block 4), Knowing by Sensing (Block
4), Objects of Knowledge (Block 5) and Research Seminar: Medicine in
Society (Block 5). Students who wish to complete the full track are
required to take all four courses, and also complete an MA-level thesis
under the supervision of participating core or guest staff. Other
students may enroll in just one, two, or three of the courses offered.
Course Name Period Credits Code
Master Thesis Colloquium History Ac. Year (sept) 0EC L_GAMAGESCOL
Master Thesis History Ac. Year (sept) 18EC L_GAMAGESSCR
From Source to Public: The Historian's Flowchart through Imperial Eyes P1 6EC L_GAMAGES022
Key Works in Contemporary Historical Thought P1 6EC L_GAMAGES023
From Constantine to Muhammad: Religion and Society in Late Antiquity P2 6EC L_GOMAALG004
Selected Issues: European Politics and Policymaking P2 6EC S_SIEPP
Selected Issues: Global Environmental Governance P2 6EC S_SIGEG
Selected Issues: International Security P2 6EC S_SIIS
History and Theory P2+3 6EC L_GCMAGES014
History of Natural Disasters P2+3 6EC L_GEMAGES012
Political Corruption and Good Governance in Modern History P2+3 6EC L_GCMAGES016
Slavery, Abolition and Compensation in the Dutch Colonies in the West and in the East P2+3 6EC L_GAMAGES031
Introduction to Medical and Health Humanities P4 6EC L_GAMAGES033
Knowing by Sensing P4 6EC L_GAMAGES034
Medicine and Society P5 6EC L_GAMAGES035
Objects of Knowledge in the Medical and Health Humanities P5 6EC L_GAMAGES036