The Graduate School for the Humanities aims to be a vibrant social, educational, and intellectual community for researchers at the start of their (scientific) careers. We train PhD candidates to conduct research that is both scientifically excellent and socially relevant, and we provide them with the support they need to develop world-class research skills and complete their PhD projects on time. This community consists mainly of PhD candidates, but also of Research Master students and postdocs.


The Graduate School for the Humanities unites the graduate programmes of the three research institutes in the Humanities at Radboud University Nijmegen.

Research masters at the GSH

The Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Philosophy, Theology, and Religious Studies offer three outstanding two-year Research Master’s programmes in the Humanities. These programmes are designed for excellent and motivated students, who are interested in a career in academic or applied research. More information about the Research Masters and associated specializations can be accessed by clicking on the links below

Becoming a PhD

For both external and internal PhD candidates there are a few things to do. In the list below you will find more information.


All our job opportunities are shown at the 'Working at' page of Radboud University.

Information for current PhD candidates

Current PhD candidates can find information about the PhD trajectory at the intranet page of the graduate school:

Completed PhD dissertations

Via the links below you will find PhD dissertations recently completed at RICH, CLS and PTR.