|Application deadline:||Start in 1 September: April (non-EEA: April).|
|Tuition fee:|| |
|Start date:||September 2013|
|Credits:|| 120 ECTS |
|Duration full-time:||24 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
The Dutch Republic experienced a Golden Age in the Early Modern Period. Its mercantile networks spanned the corners of the globe, with Amsterdam quickly developing into one of its greatest cities.
The history and culture of the Netherlands between 1550 and 1750 are uniquely relevant to world history, due to its place in the global economic system, its political and military power and its prominent role in many sciences and fields of scholarship. Not only that, but the Netherlands has long been renowned for its visual arts, architecture, literature and book publishing. The Amsterdam Centre for the Study of the Golden Age is the leading institution for research in this field. The Research Master's programme Dutch Golden Age Studies prepares its participants for a related PhD programme. It provides students with a thorough introduction to current research on Dutch history and culture, as well as with the research skills to allow for a successful continuation of their studies, both at the theoretical and the empirical level. Upon completion of the programme, students will be able to conduct independent research in the rich collections related to Dutch history and art preserved in libraries, archives and museums in the Netherlands and elsewhere.
The programme yields 120 ECTS credits:
Dutch Golden Age Studies is a track of the Research programme in Art Studies, the programme Geschiedenis (History) and the programme Nederlandse letterkunde (Dutch literature).
The thesis reports on research by the student under the supervision of two academic staff members. The subject must be agreed upon by the student and the academic adviser.
This interdiciplinary programme is for talented students with a Bachelor's degree or the equivalent in a related field. The level of the Bachelor's degree must be comparable to that of a Dutch Bachelor's degree.
Applicants must also fulfil the general entry requirements of the Graduate School for Humanities regarding academic background, grade average and English and Dutch language proficiency.
Grade average: - A /3.8 (American system); - 2.1 HONS (an upper second class honours degree in the British system); - B (ECTS-system), or 7.5 (Dutch system).
Language test: Passive knowledge of Dutch is required.
Previous education: Applicants for the Master's programme should have at least a Bachelor's degree or its equivalent in: - Art Studies - History - Dutch language and culture - Modern and classical European languages (German, English, French, Greek, Italian, Latin, Spanish) - Cultural Studies - European Studies - Literary Studies - Musicology - Religious Studies - Theatre Studies - Philosophy The level of the Bachelor's degree must be comparable to that of a Dutch Bachelor's degree.
Written request: Applicants can apply by filling out the online application form on the website of the Graduate School of Humanities, and by uploading all relevant documents (www.gsh.uva.nl).
Additional language requirements:
|CAE score:||80(Grade C)|
|TOEFL internet-based test score:||100|
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