Students

History

2018-2019

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
Race, Religion and Profit in the Atlantic World, 17th-19th Century P2+3 6EC L_GAMAGES024
Ideals and Power in the Third World P4+5 6EC L_GAMAGES027
Master History, Program History of Knowledge
Description
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 Science and Society in
a Historical Perspective (X_400424) 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
History and Theory P2+3 6EC L_GCMAGES014
Race, Religion and Profit in the Atlantic World, 17th-19th Century P2+3 6EC L_GAMAGES024
Science and Society in Historical Perspective P4+5 6EC X_400424
Master History, Program Religion and Society from Antiquity up to Today
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
Neo-Calvinism & Religious Diversity P2+3 6EC L_GCMAGES017
Race, Religion and Profit in the Atlantic World, 17th-19th Century P2+3 6EC L_GAMAGES024
The Long History of European Reformations P4+5 6EC L_GAMAGES030
Master History, Program Global Social History (15th-21st Century)
Description
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 Europe and the US since
1945 (L_GEMAGES014) 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
History and Theory P2+3 6EC L_GCMAGES014
History of Natural Disasters P2+3 6EC L_GEMAGES012
Race, Religion and Profit in the Atlantic World, 17th-19th Century P2+3 6EC L_GAMAGES024
Europe and the US since 1945 P4+5 6EC L_GEMAGES014
Master History, Program Migration and Mobility (History and Anthropology, 19th-21st Century)
Description
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 Topics in the History
and Anthropology of Mobility (L_GAMAGES029) 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
History and Theory P2+3 6EC L_GCMAGES014
Migrations and Circulations P2+3 6EC L_GAMAGES021
Race, Religion and Profit in the Atlantic World, 17th-19th Century P2+3 6EC L_GAMAGES024
Topics in the History and Anthropology of Mobility P4+5 6EC L_GAMAGES029
Master History, Program Medical History
Description
Choose in first semester Globalizing Knowledge (L_GAMAGES025) or a
Tutorial Master History (L_GAMPGES019) or an Internship Master
History (L_GAMAGESSTA).

Choose in second semester 6 ec from a module of another specialisation
or a Tutorial Master History (L_GAMPGES019), and 6 ec from the module
Introduction to Medical History 1 (L_GNMAGES011) or Introduction to
Medical History 2 (L_GNMAGES012).

Medical History Research Seminar 1 (L_GNMAGES013) and Medical History
Research Seminar 2 (L_GNMAGES015) in second semester are additional
optional courses.

Students Medical History have no option of internship in period 4 & 5.
Course Name Period Credits Code
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
Internship Medical History P1+2+3 6EC L_GAMAGMHSTA
History and Theory P2+3 6EC L_GCMAGES014
Race, Religion and Profit in the Atlantic World, 17th-19th Century P2+3 6EC L_GAMAGES024
Introduction to Medical History 1 (until 1850) P4 6EC L_GNMAGES011
Introduction to Medical History 2 (since 1850) P4 6EC L_GNMAGES012
Medical History Research Seminar 1: Doing Research P5 6EC L_GNMAGES013
Medical History Research Seminar 2: Medicine in Society P5 6EC L_GNMAGES015