History Today

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Deze opleiding

History Today is a socially oriented Master's programme 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 programme 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 programme 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.


Deze opleiding heeft meerdere vormen :
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locatieGroningen
diplomaMA Geschiedenis
typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 februari, 1 september
taalvolledig Dutch
volledig English
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code66034
heeft geen numerus fixus
heeft een honours programma

Waarom aan de University of Groningen?

  • Unique: emphasis on applying historical knowledge and methodology at an academic level
  • Specializations to prepare for the professional field, including placement.
  • Diverse teaching methods (research seminar, History Online workshop, placement, special graduation projects)
  • Tailor-made: design your own programme

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Studieprogramma

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periode
1234
History Colloquium: The Past in the Present keuzevak
5 EC
Master's work placement History keuzevak stage
10 EC
Two classes Historial Methods: Archives and Internet, Visual Culture, Documentary, Museum, Quantative Analysis, Life Histories keuzevak
10 EC
Two research classes History
20 EC
Learning History and Organisation keuzevak
10 EC
MA thesis History afstuderen
20 EC

specialisaties

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.

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.

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.

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.

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% nl
100% en
onderwijsopzet40% zelfstudie
40% theorie
20% praktijk
avondonderwijsn.v.t.
afstandsonderwijsn.v.t.
onderwijsvormen
literature study, colloquium, internship, exhibition, research project, tutorial, lecture, group assignment, group discussion, poster presentation, individual assignment, self study, integration module, project
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).
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.
honours-/excellence program 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.

Toelating en studiekosten

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startmomenten

1 februari 2019
aanmelding deadline : 15 januari 2019
wettelijk tarief : € 2083
instellingstarief : € 11700
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 12500
1 september 2018
aanmelding deadline : 15 augustus 2018
wettelijk tarief : € 1517
instellingstarief : € 1517
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 6150
1 september 2019
aanmelding deadline : 15 augustus 2019
wettelijk tarief : € 2083
instellingstarief : € 11700
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 12500
Please use this step-by-step guide https://www.formdesk.com/rug/let-ma-history for more information regarding your eligibility and your specific application procedure
toelatingseisen

taaltoets
Minimum language requirements of TOEFL iBT 86 (with a minimum of 20 on all items), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items). ERK level B2 (preferably C1). Students who gained a bachelor's degree certificate from an English-taught degree programme, will automatically meet the language requirements.

vooropleiding

estimated monthly costs

bron: Nibud
bedragkostenpost
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

€ 1171totale 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 studentenleven

studentaantallen

82 studenten volgen deze opleiding
44% daarvan is vrouw
2 eerstejaars gestart in 2017
100% daarvan is vrouw
28510 studenten aan de University of Groningen
51% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData

studievereniging

Ubbo Emmius
GHD Ubbo Emmius is the study association for students of history at the University of Groningen. Ubbo Emmius offers both study related assistance and organises extracurricular activities (both leisure and study related).
Members of Ubbo Emmius get discounts on textbooks and organised events. Also, Ubbo is a great way to meet your fellow history students outside of the lecture hall.
On top of that, it is possible to become a member of one (or several) of our committees. Or you can apply for a position on the board! Doing this will give you an insight in managing a study association, such as organising lectures or career events.

Op kamers in Groningen

55216studenten studerend
31914studenten woonachtig   
€ 303gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
21 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

aan het woord: studenten en docenten

Lieke Wouda
The hands-on mentality makes the programme unique and interesting for students who want to develop their knowledge in the field.

The History Today master's programme was an ideal choice, as it contains information that I did not receive during my bachelor. Namely the answer to one question: what can I do with all of my historical knowledge and skills I have obtained?

Methodology coursesThis practical aspect is mainly reflected in the programme’s methodology courses. I currently attend two methodological seminars that deal with public history. The seminars focus on converting academic knowledge into understandable and accessible information for the general public...
Here you can study digital projects in museums, as well as teaching materials for schools and websites that make historical knowledge accessible in an innovative way.Hands-on-mentalityThe programme is ambitious and asks a lot from its students. You are expected to spend a lot of time preparing for courses, but not so much that you lose your creativity. The hands-on mentality makes the programme unique and interesting for students who want to develop their knowledge in the field. If this resonates with you, I strongly recommend this Masters!


lees verder ...
Alumnus Wouter Schelfhorst
Junior Research Consultant - Meines Holla & Partners

In August 2013, I started a practical placement at Meines Holla & Partners in The Hague, a lobbying and public affairs office that provides a range of public and private parties with advice and support in setting agendas and representing interests. Both parties were happy with the placement and so after a traineeship lasting a year, I stayed on as a Junior Research Consultant.

My job involves assisting consultants in various lobbying and public affairs processes, acting as a junior advisor on several accounts and conducting research (e.g...
I wanted politics to be part of my career, so I chose the specialization Policy, Administration and Politics as part of my History Today Master's track. I decided to stay in Groningen on account of the broad range of subjects and the possibility of gaining practical experience during a placement.
The research and writing skills I developed during the Master's track now form the basis of my current duties. In addition, the methodology course units in quantitative policy analysis and interviewing now stand me in good stead during my day-to-day work in the political world of The Hague. 
I work on the cutting edge of politics and industry and for the time being I'm in exactly the right place. The lobbying and public affairs sector suits me down to the ground and I'm very ambitious – I hope to realise my ambitions within this company in the years to come.


lees verder ...
Alumna Keshia Hederman
werkzaam als Adviseur bij ECP Platform voor de InformatieSamenleving
Consultant at ECP Platform for the Information Society

Studying history was a conscious decision. I was drawn to media and culture and keen to study the lesser known subjects and stories, so I chose Media, Culture and Heritage as my specialist subject.

I was particularly intrigued by the course units in Visual Culture and Documentation Techniques, which examine the power of imagery and explain how you can tell a visual story...
On graduating, I worked as a researcher at the VPRO television company for a while, preparing various programmes and documentaries behind the scenes.
The Master's track teaches you how to deal with huge volumes of information. You also develop your capacities for analytical thinking and your writing skills to a very high standard. You learn to think critically, as this is an essential aspect of History. The small scale of Groningen and the friendly atmosphere in the city are what particularly appealed to me. But there's a lot more to it if you study History. I really enjoyed student life and had a terrific time in Groningen!
 
 


lees verder ...

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disclaimer: bovenstaande cijfers en beoordelingen zijn aangeleverd door de opleidingen zelf. Wij kunnen de juistheid niet garanderen.

Feiten en / studie in cijfers

bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete 2017
deze
opleiding
landelijk
algemeen oordeel3.93.9
inhoud3.83.8
docenten3.73.9
studiefaciliteiten3.42.8
studielast2.83.4
studiebegeleiding3.63.5

Studentoordelen

De Nationale Studenten Enquete is het grootschalige onderzoek van de overheid onder studenten in Nederland naar de kwaliteit van opleidingen aan hogescholen en universiteiten.
In 2017 hebben meer dan 200.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

History Today aan de University of Groningen is beoordeeld door 43 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 3.9 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

On completing the Master's degree programme in History Today, you will be able to think critically and with a problem-resolution approach. You will be able to process large amounts of information and present the results clearly. Historians often find work in journalism and in museums, cultural institutions or publishing houses. They also regularly go into politics, the government or business.
current job market

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Potentiële beroepen

  • (eind-)redacteur en journalist bij verschillende media
  • (project)manager in het bedrijfsleven
  • (zelfstandig) adviseur binnen het bedrijfsleven of bij de overheid
  • afdelingsdirecteur bij een onderwijs- of culturele instelling
  • beleidsmedewerker
  • bestuursadviseur bij de overheid
  • communicatie-adviseur
  • conservator bij een culturele instelling
  • coördinator van o.a. onderwijs en evenementen
  • docent
  • fractiemedewerker europees parlement of politieke partij
  • hoofd educatieve dienst bij een culturele instelling
  • journalist
  • onderzoeksmedewerker
bron: StudieData

Contact

Drs. Hidde de Haas
Admission Office
E: admission@rug.nl
T: +31-(0)50 363 8976
Meer informatie?
Bezoek de website van deze opleiding.