Taught course


Radboud University · Faculty of Arts

Entry requirements

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Months of entry


Course content

You’ll learn to make connections between the past and the present. You’ll research the ways in which current traditions, concepts and views on the past came to be and how they play a role in the present. You’ll learn how we now deal with the past while at the same time gaining insight into the past.

Engaging in debate

During the Master’s in History, you’ll develop a set of academic skills such being able to collect different sources and critically analyse them, to interpretate data and to form a constructive argument. You’ll also learn how to clearly present research results and how to enter into a debate with historians and other interested parties.

As an academic historian, you’ll have lots of options. You could work for museums, heritage institutions, libraries, archives, political parties, think-tanks or as a policy maker, journalist, teacher or information officer.


The History Master’s has three specialisations: one is English-taught and the other two are Dutch-taught.

In this specialisation, you’ll analyse Rome and its impressive legacy to become acquainted with its ancient history, medieval history, art history, classical philology, archaeology, and literary theory.

You’ll study the tension between current events and history in this specialisation; how it affects the current interpretation of the past and how history is used and abused to give direction to the future.

In this multidisciplinary specialisation history, political science and constitutional law meet. You’ll learn to put political phenomena in a historical context.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

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