Transatlantic Studies

Master's specialisationTransatlantic Studies: History, Culture and Politics

Transatlantic Studies examines the paradoxical connections between the two sides of the Atlantic Ocean. You will learn to analyse the past and present of multilayered exchanges between North America and Europe.

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Something for you?

  • You will study processes of cultural, geopolitical and economic exchange between North America and Europe
  • Internships and international exchange options are embedded in the curriculum
  • The programme is career oriented. You will acquire invaluable transferable skills in international classrooms, excursions, and interfaculty seminars
Why in Nijmegen?

Admission requirements

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What will you learn

In close collaboration with fellow students and staff, you will reflect on complex international interactions through themes such as global citizenship, democracy, international cooperation, freedom, equality, and human rights, all from a transatlantic perspective. The interdisciplinary approach will allow you to use and synthesise knowledge from a wide range of sources, such as digital collections, social media, policy documents, visual media, literature and popular culture. You will acquire intercultural skills to work in or with other cultures and societies.

Study programme

Future career opportunities

This programme will prepare you for your future career by offering you access an internship, a study abroad and access to the media industry and our network in public diplomacy, heritage institutions, international business and NGOs. Your acquired knowledge and skills, together with an excellent command of (American) English, will also help you find a job in an international setting.

Career prospects


The Master’s in Transatlantic Studies: History, Culture and Politics is a rich and very multifaceted programme, whose purpose is to stimulate, challenge and entice students to significantly broaden their understanding of urgent questions that our interconnected society faces today.

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Tuitions & grants

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