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|Application deadline:||Start in 1 February: October (non-EEA: September). Start in 1 September: April (non-EEA: December).|
|Tuition fee:|| |
|Start date:||February 2014, September 2013|
|Credits:|| 120 ECTS |
|Duration full-time:||24 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
This Master's programme offers you a thorough introduction to the study of history as an academic discipline. You will focus on the social, cultural, economic and political aspects of urbanisation.
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. The Research MA History is taught by experienced researchers. In recent years they have developed strong research projects on such topics as cities and citizenship in antiquity, the formation of early medieval polities, the institutional stimuli of and obstacles to economic growth, human rights, urban cultural formations and citizenship and modernity. They are therefore excellently positioned to train and lecture on these topics at an advanced level.
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)
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
|CAE score:||75(Grade B)|
|TOEFL paper-based test score:||580|
|TOEFL computer-based test score:||237|
|TOEFL internet-based test score:||93|
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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