Student Comparative European History

Bachelor'sComparative European History

Do you want to understand how the past has shaped the world you live in? Do you want to think critically about your place in society, in relation to Europe and beyond? Are you eager to become an engaged citizen? Choose Comparative European History.

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Something for you?

  • Experience an international classroom
  • Engage in various skill learning projects
  • Learn from experts in the various historical research fields
  • You will have a personal lecturer-mentor who helps you find your way in your studies and in Nijmegen
Why in Nijmegen?

Admission requirements

Do you want to know if you can be admitted? Read more about the admission requirements of this programme.

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.

Study programme

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.

Career prospects

Questions about this programme?

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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.