1 Jahre
1. September. (Studiengänge mit Studienbeginn Februar)
Niederländisch und Englisch
bachelor degree
Informationen zu Studiengebühren
Application deadline: 1 May (1 April if you want to use the housing options of the VU)
Worum geht's im Studium

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.

Spacializations for the Master-programme History

The VU-master in History offers different specializations in the field. You can choose from the following specializations. Please note that some are thought (partly) in Dutch.

  • Cultures of Knowledge
  • Religion and Society from Antiquity up to Today
  • Global Social History (15th - 21st century)
  • Migration and Mobility (Hostory and Anthropology, 19th - 21st century)

Employment opportunities

A master’s title in History make you an attractive employment prospect because you have broad-based knowledge and have developed an analytical way of reading and writing. Among other areas you could work for government institutions, business or international institutions. Many historians do not enter the business world but go into politics or journalism. In addition, after a further specialised year of master’s courses, you could find a position in teaching or research.

For more information create your own program brochure on www.vu.nl/en/programmes/international-masters/order-brochures/index.asp.
Request up to five programs and select which information you wish to receive. After sending the request, you will get an email with a download link for your pdf brochure.


Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam - Campus
De Boelelaan 1105 
1081 HV Amsterdam

Drs. Evelien de Bruin
Phone: (0031) 020 598 6551

Web: www.vu.nl/en

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