History Today is a socially oriented Master's track that teaches you to examine the past in the light of the present, and gives you an understanding of topical issues in a historical perspective.

The emphasis on applying history at an academic level is what makes this one-year Master's track in Groningen unique. Would you like to learn to compile a historically accurate exhibition, write someone's life history, conduct quantitative or archive research or analyse image culture? The choice is yours! Explore the use of digital techniques in research and public presentations. Or learn to see the consequences of change in organizations and companies in terms of their historical development.

The Master's track offers three professionally oriented specializations: History for the Media, Culture and Heritage Sector, History for Policy, Administration and Politics and History for Teaching and Education - each with an appropriate placement. Developing your profile (thematic, chronological or regional) is also part of the programme.

The research seminars, given by specialized lecturers from the Netherlands and abroad, provide extra depth.

You can graduate by writing a thesis, but also, for example, by compiling an exhibition (or exhibition plan), conducting an organization study, developing a website or writing a script for a documentary.



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instituteRijksuniversiteit Groningen
Faculty of Arts
locationGroningen
Groningen
diplomaGeschiedenis
degreeMA
program typeregular
program formfull-time
program duration12 months
credits (ECTS)60 EC
numerus fixusno numerus clausus
heeft een honours programma
application no66034


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Opbouw

Hoe is de opleiding opgebouwd?
honours programma

Master's Honours Programme

This one-year programme was developed for students who want to get more out of their studies.
The programme is worth an extra 15 ECTS, alongside your regular Master's programme. It is an interdisciplinary honours programme, which introduces you to various aspects of leadership.
Een Honours Programme is een aanvullend programma voor gemotiveerde en talentvolle studenten.

Er wordt extra inzet van de student verwacht bovenop de reguliere studielast. Studenten worden voor het programma geselecteerd op basis van behaalde studieresultaten en motivatie.
onderwijs
instruction language100% nl
100% en
teaching types40% self study
40% theory
20% practice
modes of instructionliterature study, colloquium, internship, exhibition, research project, tutorial, lecture, group assignment, group discussion, poster presentation, individual assignment, self study, integration module, project
contact hours

evening educationn.v.t.
distance learningn.v.t.
accreditatie

This program has been accredited on March 20 2007 by the Dutch-Flamish Accreditation Organization (NVAO) and has received the following grades:

realized qualitygood
program cohesiongood
required study effortsufficient
staff qualitygood
staff sizesufficient
sufficient
study guidancesufficient
bron: NVAO
study guidance
Each degree programme has a study advisor whom you can contact if you have questions or need advice about any study-related matters. Everything you discuss will be treated confidentially. If you have a more complex problem, for example a performance disability or if you are ill for a long time, you should contact a student counsellor. In addition, you can also follow various courses at the Study Support section of the Student Service Centre (SSC).
curriculum
Check out the content of the courses on Ocasys: https://www.rug.nl/let/courses-ma-history


study abroad
A study period abroad can be combined with the placement and/or the Master's final assignment. You could also follow a seminar at a university abroad.

Specialisaties

History for the Media, Culture and Heritage Sector, with appropriate placement

specialisatie - History for the Media, Culture and Heritage Sector, with appropriate placement

Professionally oriented specialization that prepares you for a career or follow-on degree/traineeship in a museum or archive, the cultural sector or the media.
In preparation for your placement, you choose 1 or more appropriate methodology course units from a range that includes Oral History, Archives & Internet, Visual Culture or Documentary, Museum and Exhibition. For information about placements, see the Arts Mobility Office web page. After a placement in a museum or cultural organization, some students compile an exhibition as their graduation project. The History Online workshop is another alternative, which explores the wealth of new digital sources for historical research. Research seminars allow you to develop your individual profile. History offers a wide choice of subjects and periods, or you can opt for one of the regional-based course units, such as Central and Eastern European Studies (MOES: www.rug.nl/let/moes), Asian Studies or American Studies.

History for Policy, Administration and Politics, with appropriate placement

specialisatie - History for Policy, Administration and Politics, with appropriate placement

Professionally oriented specialization that prepares you for a career or follow-on degree/traineeship in a social organization, company, politics or government.
In preparation for your placement, you choose 1 or more appropriate methodology course units from a range that includes Oral History. 'Learning History and Organization' is another interesting course unit; you spend time working in an organization or company applying a collective learning method for learning about the history of organizations or partnerships. Ideally, this should be combined with the methodology course units Oral History and Quantitative Analysis. Research seminars allow you to develop your profile in History for Policy, Administration and Politics, or you can choose from a number of regional-based course units, such as Central and Eastern European Studies (MOES: www.rug.nl/let/moes).

History for Teaching and Education

specialisatie - History for Teaching and Education

Professionally oriented specialization that prepares you for a career in the education sector or as a teacher
If you are interested in this specialization, you have several options. You can choose a 'light version': the one-year Master's programme in History Today, with a placement in the education sector for example. For a more extensive training with a greater focus on education, you can opt for a one-year Master of Arts in History Teaching after the regular History Today programme. Alternatively, you can choose the two-year Master of Arts in History Teaching (http://www.rug.nl/masters/history-teacher-training/). In the first year, you follow the History Today programme, but without the placement.

Master's placement

specialisatie - Master's placement

During this Master's degree programme, you can follow a placement for ECTS credit points.
It is your responsibility to find a placement yourself, but the Mobility Office can offer help with this where necessary. Click the link above to find examples of placements completed by other Master's students.

Toelating en kosten

toelatingstartmoment en kosten

Program start and application deadlines

1 February 2018
admission deadline 15 October 2017
statutory tarif : €
institutional tarif : €
non-EU/EER tarif : €
Netherlands Fellowship programme : €
1 September 2017
admission deadline 1 May 2017
statutory tarif : € 1478
institutional tarif : € 1478
non-EU/EER tarif : € 7600
Netherlands Fellowship programme : €
1 September 2018
admission deadline 1 May 2018
statutory tarif : €
institutional tarif : €
non-EU/EER tarif : €
Netherlands Fellowship programme : €
toelating

application requirements

language testMinimum language requirements of TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of 21 on all items), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items). ERK level B2 (preferably C1).

Vakken

Een indicatie van de vakken die je kunt verwachten
sepjulperiode
5 EC
10 EC
10 EC
20 EC
20 EC
10 EC

Studenten en studentenleven

Wat kost studeren?

gemiddelde kosten voor een student History Today in Groningen

bron: Nibud
303kamerhuur in Groningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
22internet+tv
152boodschappen/kostgeld
32telefoon
117verzekeringen
158collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
29drinken/snoep/snacks
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
30contributies/abonnementen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart
45overig

€ 1171 aan totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

Studenten en docenten aan het woord

Studievergelijker

vergelijking met Geschiedenis bij andere instellingen
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete, DUO, studieData

studie

specialisaties

onderwijstaal
NSE 2015
studentoordeel
gemiddelde
kamerhuur
2016
# 1e jaars

% vrouw
specialisaties:
  • History for the Media, Culture and Heritage Sector, with appropriate placement
  • History for Policy, Administration and Politics, with appropriate placement
  • History for Teaching and Education
  • Master's Honours Programme
  • Master's placement
  • Uniek: nadruk op toepassing historische kennis en methoden op academisch niveau
  • Specialisatietrajecten ter voorbereiding op werkveld, onder meer door stage.
  • Veelzijdige werkvormen (onderzoekscollege, Atelier History Online, stage, bijzondere eindprojecten)
  • Studeren op maat: eigen richting geven aan je studie

specialisaties:
  • Middle and Eastern European Studies
  • Master's Honours Programme
  • Uniek: nadruk op toepassing historische kennis en methoden op academisch niveau
  • Specialisatietrajecten ter voorbereiding op werkveld, onder meer door stage.
  • Veelzijdige werkvormen (onderzoekscollege, Atelier History Online, stage, bijzondere eindprojecten)
  • Studeren op maat: eigen richting geven aan je studie

specialisaties:
  • Global History and International Relations
Studying History of Society in Rotterdam means:

  • participating in a master programme which has repeatedly been voted best Dutch master programme in the field of history (by the Dutch magazine Elsevier and Keuzegids Masters);
  • learning how to do historical research on contemporary issues;
  • approaching history from multiple angles and studying phenomena in an international context;
  • benefiting from small-scale classes and a dedicated team of lecturers;
  • the possibility to do an internship.

Maatschappijgeschiedenis studeren betekent:

  • dat je kiest voor een studie die door experts en studenten is uitgeroepen tot de beste van Nederland;
  • dat je expert wordt in het verrichten van historisch onderzoek naar actuele kwesties;
  • dat je de geschiedenis op een multidisciplinaire manier leert benaderen;
  • dat je profiteert van kleinschalig onderwijs met betrokken docenten;
  • dat je uitstekend leert analyseren, schrijven en debatteren;
  • dat je stage kan lopen.

specialisaties:
  • Leiden Leadership Programme
  • You will have access to unique documentation centres.
  • You will join a lively, ambitious, and international community.
  • You will be able to collaborate with the outstanding scholars of the ancient history department as well as scholars active in other fields of History or the related fields.
  • Selected students will be able to participate in the Europaeum Vaclav Havel MA Programme.

specialisaties:
  • Leiden Leadership Programme
  • Delivered by three of the most prestigious universities in the world.
  • You will graduate with a certificate from the Europaeum, an association of Europe's top ten universities.
  • You can tailor the programme to match your specific interests.

specialisaties:
  • Leiden Leadership Programme
  • You will join a lively, ambitious, and international community.
  • You will be able to collaborate with the outstanding scholars of the ancient history department as well as scholars active in other fields of History or the related fields.
  • Selected students will be able to participate in the Europaeum Vaclav Havel MA Programme.

  • You will join a lively, ambitious, and international community.
  • You will be able to collaborate with the outstanding scholars of the ancient history department as well as scholars active in other fields of History or the related fields.
  • Selected students will be able to participate in the Europaeum Vaclav Havel MA Programme.

  • You will join a lively, ambitious, and international community.
  • You will be able to collaborate with the outstanding scholars of the ancient history department as well as scholars active in other fields of History or the related fields.
  • Leiden University offers study areas of history not covered by other Dutch history departments.

  • You will join a lively, ambitious, and international community.
  • You will be able to collaborate with the outstanding scholars of the ancient history department as well as scholars active in other fields of History or the related fields.
  • Selected students will be able to participate in the Europaeum Vaclav Havel MA Programme.

  • You will join a lively, ambitious, and international community.
  • You will be able to collaborate with the outstanding scholars of the ancient history department as well as scholars active in other fields of History or the related fields.
  • Leiden University offers study areas of history not covered by other Dutch history departments.

  • History at Leiden University has a strong international orientation and focus on the study of European and non-European history in a global context.
  • The Leiden University History department has a very committed teaching staff.
  • The Leiden History department has a broad and well balanced range of chairs in topics ranging from Ancient and Maritime History to Social and Economic History.

Eternal Rome: Transformations from Antiquity to the Middle Ages presents a unique programme, taught by a group of specialists from the fields of ancient, Byzantine, and medieval history. Their expertise includes the status of Rome beyond the Middle Ages into the Renaissance and modern times as well.
The master has a unique interdisciplinary approach, combining several specialist areas of research such as ancient history, art history, classical philology, archaeology, and literary theory.

  • Deze master is specifiek toegespitst op het functioneren van de Haagse politiek in historisch, juridisch en theoretisch perspectief. Dat maakt deze specialisatie uniek in Nederland.
  • Je krijgt college van gastdocenten: zowel academici als mensen uit de praktijk.
  • Onderwijs en onderzoek zijn zichtbaar met elkaar verweven. De master wordt gedragen door universitair docenten van de leerstoelgroep Politieke Geschiedenis en onderzoekers van het Centrum voor Parlementaire Geschiedenis (CPG).

  • Kleinschalig onderwijs met veel aandacht voor onderzoek en praktijk
  • Veel aandacht voor schrijfvaardigheid
  • Drie unieke masterspecialisaties
  • Je studeert in de oudste stad van Nederland met een zeer rijke historie

  • Je wordt breed en academisch opgeleid en tegelijkertijd goed voorbereid op de arbeidsmarkt.
  • Een stage maakt onderdeel uit van het studieprogramma.
  • De studie daagt je uit tot metareflectie: wat betekent omgaan met erfgoed eigenlijk? Waarom is publieksgeschiedenis 'booming'?
  • De opleiding heeft veel contacten met erfgoedinstellingen, musea en andere historische centra in de omgeving.
  • Keuzevakken geven je de ruimte om zelf invulling te geven aan je studiepad.

Het masterprogramma Gouden Eeuw kent een interdisciplinaire opzet, waarin de politieke, economische en sociale geschiedenis, kunstgeschiedenis en literatuur van de Nederlandse zeventiende eeuw in samenhang worden bestudeerd. Het onderwijsprogramma wordt verzorgd door specialisten uit de opleidingen Geschiedenis, Kunstgeschiedenis en Nederlandse taal en cultuur. De master biedt aldus een verrassende blik op kernproblemen uit de geschiedenis en cultuur van de Nederlandse Gouden Eeuw.

The programme is a collaboration between the UvA and the Netherlands Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies. This integration of the programme with a well-established (more than 70 years old) research and archival centre makes the program unique. Students will have access to a specialised library of war, Holocaust, and genocide studies, as well as the potential draw the more than 2,500 metres of archival materials managed by the NIOD, and the expertise of NIOD researchers.

Feiten en / studie in cijfers

bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete 2015
deze
opleiding
landelijk
algemeen oordeel3.83.9
inhoud3.83.8
docenten3.83.9
studiefaciliteiten3.12.8
studielast3.33.4
studiebegeleiding3.53.5

Studentoordelen

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In 2015 hebben meer dan 200.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

History Today aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen is beoordeeld door 17 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 3.8 uit 5.

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