M.A. Modern History 1500-2000

Utrecht University

Application deadline: Start in 1 February: October (non-EEA: September). Start in 1 September: April (non-EEA: December).
Tuition fee: Not specified
Start date: September  2014, February  2015
Credits: 120 ECTS
Duration full-time: 24 months
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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The Research MA programme in Modern History offers students a thorough introduction to the study of history as an academic discipline that is divided along temporal lines and along thematic lines.

The programme focuses on subjects linked to the theme of cities, citizenship and human rights in various periods and from a variety of thematic perspectives. With the focus on cities, citizenship and human rights, the Utrecht history programme is anchored in the Western tradition, but it aims to systematically place these themes in a global context. The connection between state formation, urbanization and citizenship, with related themes such as the history of human rights, can be traced back to Greek antiquity. These issues, which at first glance seem to be formulated primarily in political terms, have significant social, cultural, and economic dimensions. These interconnections form an excellent starting point for a programme that offers both general and specialized training in historical research.

Contents

Students may start this two-year programme at two times during the academic year: in September and in February. The year is divided into two semesters, running from September till January and February till June. A semester is divided into two course periods. Normally students will take two courses (of 7.5 ECTS each) per period.
The programme can be divided in three sections:

I. Interdisciplinary training and Introduction to the field of research (15 ECTS) A general course, Fundamentals of the Humanities (7.5 ECTS) familiarises students from all OGC Research Master's programmes with the foundations of the humanities (history of science, epistemology, methodological and social aspects of humanities research). An advanced course (7.5 ECTS) about the state of the art in historical research is a critical introduction to the multiple approaches, methods and topics currently addressed by scholars in the diverse and varied field of history.

II. Academic specialisation (75 ECTS) In research seminars (7.5 ECTS or 15 ECTS), instructors train students to conduct independent research. Students learn to formulate research questions, locate and interpret sources, assess the significance of their own research within the framework of current debate, and report their findings. In tutorials (7.5 ECTS), students select specialists with whom they wish to conduct discussions of a reading list focusing on a specific subject. Students benefit from the expertise of experienced scholars, gaining insight into clearly circumscribed research topics.

III. MA thesis (30 ECTS)

Requirements

Additional language requirements: * Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English: B1
* Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: C1
* IELTS overall band: 6.5
* IELTS writing: 6
* TOEFL paper based: 580
* TOEFL computer based: 237
* TOEFL internet based: 93

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

75 (Grade B)
TOEFL paper-based test score : 580
TOEFL iBT® test: 93

Funding

Grants and Scholarships

When you study in the Netherlands, you may be entitled to a student grant or a tuition fee allowance from the Dutch Students grant and loans system (mainly for EU/EEA students).

If you are not eligible for these, try This is an online search engine for those who want to study in the Netherlands and are looking for financial aid, including the Netherlands Fellowship Programmes for professionals from targeted developing countries.

Please note that grants and scholarships seldom cover all of the costs of studying and living. You will need a well-balanced financial plan to provide support while completing your studies. Enrolment in a Master's degree programme at Utrecht University does not automatically constitute an offer of financial support.

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Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

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