Curriculum of Historical Studies

The Nijmegen programme offers a tailored trajectory in economic, social, demographic, political, and cultural history, and covers all periods from Antiquity to the modern era. There is strong emphasis on rigorous historical research, critical historiography and source criticism. This programme has a course load of 120 EC* (two years), in which you will follow interdisciplinary courses, specialisation courses and research courses. There is also an individual programme.

Curriculum

  • Curriculum year 1

    In your first year of the Master’s specialisation in Historical Studies, which has a course load of 60 EC, you will follow general and Historical Studies courses, and you also have free electives.

    Currently, the programme of this research master’s is being revised. However, the core aspects of the programme will be maintained. These core aspects are:

    • A combination of interdisciplinary courses, specialization courses and electives
    • Tutoring by experienced researchers of the Radboud Institute of Culture and History (RICH)
    • International study abroad or international internship

    Students who intend to apply for enrollment in 2023-2024 can consult this page in order to get an impression of their study programme. Check for revisions of the programme on this page, which will be updated regularly.

    View curriculum year 1
  • Curriculum year 2

    The second year of the Research Master's Historical, Literary and Cultural Studies consists of the same courses for all three specialisations. The majority of your second year will be related to research.

    Currently, the programme of this research master’s is being revised. However, the core aspects of the programme will be maintained. These core aspects are:

    • A combination of interdisciplinary courses, specialization courses and electives
    • Tutoring by experienced researchers of the Radboud Institute of Culture and History (RICH)
    • International study abroad or international internship

    Students who intend to apply for enrollment in 2023-2024 can consult this page in order to get an impression of their study programme. Check for revisions of the programme on this page, which will be updated regularly.

    View curriculum year 2

Study abroad

During your Master’s programme, you will have the opportunity to go abroad for your studies, internship and/or thesis. You will learn to look at things from the perspective of a different culture and you will meet new people; it is an experience that will enrich your life. What’s more, it will look great on your CV.

Please see the International Office web page for information about meetings, scholarships, internships and other practical information.