Comparative European History

BachelorComparative European History

Do you want to become a critical citizen on a national and international level? Do you like to follow the news and want to take active part in major debates covered in the media? Then Comparative European History is the right choice for you.

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Something for you?

  • Experience an international classroom
  • Engage in various skill learning projects
  • Write you bachelor's thesis in English, French, German or Italian
  • You will have a personal lecturer-mentor who helps you find your way in your studies and in Nijmegen
Why in Nijmegen?

Admission requirements

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Admission requirements
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What will you learn

Comparative European History is an interdisciplinary Bachelor's programme that teaches European history from a comparative and issue-driven perspective. The programme focuses on a series of fundamental socio-economic, demographic, political and cultural topics that are of great relevance for societies today. Examples of such topics are migration, identity, frontiers, inclusion and/or persecution of minorities, religious fundamentalism, cultural appropriation and societal responses to major crises such as disease control. The consistently comparative approach of this programme offers a valuable opportunity to study historical processes, both within Europe and beyond, that reveal not only unique historical developments, but also general patterns of human behaviour and problem resolution.

Curriculum and courses

Future career opportunities

The Bachelor's specialisation Comparative European History provides you with a skillset that will facilitate your acceptance into a variety of Master's trajectories and will be an invaluable asset for your professional career. Your working prospects and future salary depend on the specialisation you choose.

After your studies

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Tuitions & grants

If you are going to follow this bachelor's programme, you will pay an annual tuition fee. There are different tuition rates. The amount depends on your personal situation.