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The History Department offers three Master’s programmes, one of which is taught in English (Ancient and Medieval Mediterranean Worlds). All these programmes and specialisations are driven by the research conducted by our staff.

Ancient and Medieval Mediterranean Worlds

This Master takes the Mediterranean as an especially illuminating starting point to explore wider questions in ancient and medieval history - including the way we see the transition from the "ancient" to the "medieval" world. This specialization focuses on the history, politics and culture of the Roman Empire, Byzantium, early Islam, and the Western Middle Ages, as well as their impact on the present. Taught by a group of internationally renowned experts in their fields, the programme will offer you a broad treatment of the major themes in Mediterranean history, including Byzantium and the Eastern Mediterranean, and the Islamic World. This combination of ancient and medieval history  and its multi- and transcultural focus ensure that Ancient and Medieval Mediterranean Worlds offers a programme that is unique in the Netherlands.

Geschiedenis en Actualiteit (Modern and Contemporary History)

In this MA programme, students explore the tension between history and current events; how the present context affects our interpretation of the past, and how history is used and abused to shape our future.

Politiek en Parlement (Politics and Parliament)

In this MA programme, students explore the field of politics and parliament as an institute from a multidisciplinary perspective, combining political history, political science and constitutional law.