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Study programme of Transatlantic Studies: History, Culture and Politics

The Master’s specialization in Transatlantic Studies: History, Culture and Politics is taught at the Faculty of Arts. The program is structured along three tracks that interact with each other: Theories and Practices, Culture, Politics and History.

The first semester will offer you a firm grounding in the field through a range of core courses. You will master the theories and research methods of transatlantic studies, engage with state-of-the art academic literature about the political and cultural dimensions of transatlantic interactions, and develop your own research interests. The second semester offers opportunities for in-depth exploration of research topics or an interdisciplinary specialisation in such transatlantic areas as international law, human rights, international relations, border studies, or the way contemporary North American culture reflects the social and political issues of its day. You can also integrate an internship or exchange programme with an American or Canadian university in this semester. You will complete the programme with a master’s thesis, which will offer you the setting to develop and present your own approach to the question of America’s place in transatlantic relations and European engagements with America.


  • Courses

    The program has a course load of 60 EC* (one-year): 30 EC of compulsory courses, a 10 EC elective course and a Master’s thesis of 20 EC. A schematic overview can be found here.

    Curriculum Courses

Study abroad

During your Master's programme, you may have the opportunity to go abroad for your studies, internship and/or thesis depending on the time frame and availability. 

The International Office can provide you with more information about scholarships, internships and other practical information. 

Additional challenge

Do you want an extra challenge during your studies? Do you find it interesting to think about current, social themes from different academic perspectives? Discover what the Radboud Honours Academy has to offer to achieve your maximum potential during your time as a student.