History

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Deze opleiding

Have you ever thought about what connects the past with the present? And would you like to learn more about the background to various historic events? If so, this is your programme!

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locatieGroningen
diplomaBA
typeregulier, 180 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
volledig Dutch
opleidingsduur3 jaar voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code56034
numerus fixusnee
honoursheeft honours track

As a student in the international track of the Bachelor's degree programme in History, you search for explanations of events that took place in the past and are still relevant today. You learn about the connections between various developments, and you're encouraged to dig deeper and ask critical questions.

The programme takes three years. In the first year, you are given an overview of history from Antiquity to the present day, and you study Dutch history. In the second year, you examine history on the basis of various themes, such as economic and social history, political culture and cultural history. The third year, which includes a course unit on the theory of history, is used to deepen your knowledge. Your Bachelor's programme is rounded off with a thesis. As a history student, you are free to compile part of the programme yourself.

You can study for a Bachelor's degree in History on a full-time or a part-time basis, but there is no specific part-time programme. All classes in the international track of the History programme are in English.

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Waarom aan de University of Groningen?

  • The Bachelor's degree programme in History at Groningen is one of the largest in the Netherlands, offering students plenty of choice.
  • The programme came second in the Elsevier Student Survey 2016.
  • The curriculum covers all the major periods and pays specific attention to the cohesion between politics, culture and economics.

Studieprogramma

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1e jaar In the first year, chronological course units cover the most important events and developments from Antiquity down to the present day. You will also work on your academic research and writing skills and learn about historical sources and the theories behind the study of history. In short, the first year is very diverse and gives you a solid basis for the rest of the programme.
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Globalization I: Econ. and Soc. History
5 EC
HR I: Introduction
5 EC
Ancient History
5 EC
Globalization II: Contemporary History
5 EC
HR II: Skills
5 EC
Medieval History
5 EC
HR III: Historical Debate
5 EC
Dutch History
5 EC
Early Modern History
5 EC
HR IV: Sources
5 EC
Modern History
5 EC
Regional Perspectives
5 EC
2e jaar After studying history in a chronological order in the first year, the second year teaches you to approach history from a thematic perspective. You will learn about three 'types' of history, each with its own emphasis and theory: cultural history, history of political culture, and economic and social history.
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Option group: see Ocasys
5 EC
Theme Cultural History
10 EC
Theme History of Political Culture
10 EC
Perspectives on History
5 EC
Minor
5 EC
Theme Economic and Social History
10 EC
Seminar Core Module
10 EC
Theory of History I
5 EC
3e jaar In the third year you will address one of these themes in more detail. The core module forms the heart of this third year. A core module is a seminar in which you acquire content-related information and research skills by studying literature and source material. This results in an independent research project with a presentation and a long paper. Your Bachelor's phase concludes with a thesis and possibly a placement.
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Minor
30 EC
Theory of History II
5 EC
BA Thesis History afstuderen
10 EC
Placement
10 EC
Workshop Public History
5 EC

minors

minor Minors



The fifth semester of your studies is dedicated to your Minor: a coherent set of future-oriented course units. It prepares you for a follow-on Master's degree program or for entering the labour market. You can opt for a Career Minor, a Minor abroad, a University Minor or a Faculty Minor.

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
100% nl
onderwijsopzet60% zelfstudie
30% theorie
10% praktijk
avondonderwijsn.v.t.
afstandsonderwijsn.v.t.
onderwijsvormen
literature study, internship, research project, tutorial, lecture, group discussion, self evaluation, individual assignment, self study, integration module, project
study guidance
study abroad
exchange programs
  • Diverse universiteiten in België, Bulgarije, Denemarken, Duitsl Uitwisselingsprogramma's - Europa
bindend studieadvies
  • minimaal 45 EC in de eerste 12 maanden


You will be offered study advice after first year of study. You can expect a positive result if you have earned more than 45 ECTS credit points (out of a total of 60 ECTS). If you have earned fewer than 45 ECTS and are issued a negative result, you will not be allowed to continue with your degree programme.
You will receive preliminary study advice in December to make sure that you know where you stand. Please contact your study advisor as soon as possible if you have any questions about the BSA system.

N.B. Some degree programmes use a tutoring system; please check with your study advisor.

honours-/excellence program University of Groningen Honours College

The Honours College will give talented, motivated students the chance to be challenged even more by following Honours programmes and taking part in numerous other activities.

The Honours College comprises a broadening part and a deepening part and has a study load of 45 ECTS credit points besides the 180 ECTS credit points from your regular Bachelor programme.

Toelating en kosten

startmomenten

1 september 2021

aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2021
wettelijk tarief : € 2168 (€1084 in het eerste jaar)
instellingstarief : € 8750
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 10000


toelaatbare profielen
VWO N&Ttoelaatbaar
VWO N&Gtoelaatbaar
VWO E&Mtoelaatbaar
VWO C&Mtoelaatbaar
hbo-pAdditional requirements English: Minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of 21 on all items), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items). Language Centre English Test (LCET) level B2/C1 overall (a score B2 for one component may be compensated by a C1 for another component). Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a minimum score of 180. For more information on the LCET, refer to site of the language center: https://www.rug.nl/language-centre/testing-unit/english-lcet/

estimated monthly costs

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bedragkostenpost
303kamerhuur in Groningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
22internet+tv
152boodschappen/kostgeld
32telefoon
117verzekeringen
172collegegeldop basis van € 2060 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

509 studenten volgen deze opleiding
33% daarvan is vrouw
175 eerstejaars gestart in 2018
46% daarvan is vrouw
29331 studenten aan de University of Groningen
51% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData

studievereniging

GHD Ubbo Emmius
GHD Ubbo Emmius is the study association of the History department at the University of Groningen. GHD Ubbo Emmius is an association in which leisure activities and professional events are combined. It has many committees focusing on this wide range of activities, among these is a career committee that advises and informs its members in the field of study, internships and professions.
This committee has organized multiple trips, such as to The Hague and to the European Parliament in Brussels, and also lets its members find out what career path suits them best by workshops from career coaches.

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

Anne van Boven
On the History programme you learn to view present and past problems from different perspectives.

History is a broad programme that you can tailor to your own interests. This freedom of choice is the reason that I decided to study History. My interest lies in contemporary history, and most of my course units are international in outlook. I don't think it's possible to understand contemporary problems without knowing their history. On the History programme you learn to view present and past problems from different perspectives.

Alongside my studies, I have served on a number of committees and served for a year on the board of the study association for History students...
In that period I acquired a number of skills that will be most valuable in my future career. In the History programme there are numerous opportunities to further challenge yourself. You can follow a minor of your interest or do a placement. I am going to study in Mexico for six months. As long as you make an effort, you will have loads of opportunities.


lees verder ...
Ayşe Rana Özsan
History has always interested me as a subject because so much of the world around us can only be fully understood by examining what has lead up to the present moment.

Hi! My name is Ayşe Rana Özsan, I am 21 years old and I have just begun my second year of the History programme here at the University of Groningen. I came here from all the way across the ocean in Canada and, predictably, I am in the international track of the course. I am an active member in our study association Ubbo Emmius and participate in several committees within the university.

Besides my involvement in the university itself, I enjoy spending time with my friends, learning languages, and travelling...
My cat, at least, seems to be very happy that I am home more often.Why History?History has always interested me as a subject because so much of the world around us can only be fully understood by examining what has lead up to the present moment. I had many other interests before starting university, and in fact, I was majoring in Business in 2018. However, when I realized my favourites courses I took that year were two electives in History, I knew that changing my major was the right choice for me.Read More about Ayşe Rana and why she chose to study History in Groningen.Questions? Send Ayşe Rana an e-mail!


lees verder ...
Erik Dijkstra
werkzaam als reporter/presenter
Genuinely curious

History was one of my favourite subjects in secondary school. It suited me perfectly because it was so wide-ranging. I like to try a bit of everything, which is why I decided to study History. I was 18 when I left Enschede for Groningen, because the University of Groningen offered a degree programme in Journalism. In the end I decided to stick with History, although I did follow as many electives as I could on photography, film and television.

The most important thing I learned in my studies that I still use today is the ability to select core issues...
I am always looking for news. Genuine curiosity, that is what all History students have in common. To prospective students I would like to say: When choosing your degree programme, get to know yourself first! Ask yourself what you enjoy most!


lees verder ...

Keuzehulp

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Studievergelijker

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175 eerstejaars
46% vrouw
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Geschiedenis
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46% vrouw
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100% Nederlandstalig
3/11 Erasmus University Rotterdam
International Bachelor History
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€ 342 gemiddelde kamerhuur
49 eerstejaars
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122 eerstejaars
40% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
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5/11 Radboud University Nijmegen
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€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
6/11 Radboud University Nijmegen
Geschiedenis
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
57 eerstejaars
29% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
100% Engelstalig
7/11 Utrecht University
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€ 336 gemiddelde kamerhuur
190 eerstejaars
?% vrouw
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8/11 Utrecht University
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75 eerstejaars
?% vrouw
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9/11 University of Amsterdam
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€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
69 eerstejaars
55% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
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Geschiedenis
star Elsevier
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
8 eerstejaars
62% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
50% Nederlandstalig
50% Engelstalig
11/11 VU University Amsterdam
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€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
8 eerstejaars
62% vrouw
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100% Engelstalig
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studentoordelen

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algemeen oordeel4.14.2
inhoud3.93.9
docenten3.73.8
studiefaciliteiten3.63.5
studielast3.53.6
studiebegeleiding3.63.5
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 280.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

History aan de University of Groningen is beoordeeld door 168 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4.1 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

After completing your degree in History, you will be able to think critically, with a focus on problems. You will also 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. Many of them go into politics, the government or business.
current job market
bron: arbeidsmonitor
€ 1962gemiddeld bruto maandloon
39%kans op een vaste baan
11%kans op een voltijd baan
35%kans op een baan op niveau
24%spreekt van "goede aansluiting arbeidsmarkt"
78%is tevreden over de studiekeuze

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