CONTENT

The reality in which we live today is complex. There are different ways to understand this and contextualize this complexity. An important way to reach that understanding is by studying history. Knowledge of the past helps us to put our own society in perspective, answers questions about why the world is the way it is: how today’s political situation has come about, what lies behind the poverty that still exists in large parts of the world, and why we think the way we do.

GOAL OF THE MINOR

To develop a better understanding of the world today, it is necessary to study long-term historical developments.  This is why the minor in History covers the period from Antiquity to the present day. Not only do we study the background and historical context of the most recent periods of history ((Early)modern History and Contemporary History), but we also focus on the earlier periods (Ancient and Medieval History), in which the foundations of our current society were shaped.

Preparing for a Master's programme

This Minor is a good preparation for the following Master's programmes:

STUDY PROGRAMME

The History minor constists of 4 courses. 
Students who major in History (BA History or BA Geschiedenis) are not allowed to take this minor. 

Entry requirements

Some of the courses in this minor may have specific entry requirements. Please refer to the the section Entry requirements and preknowledge in the course description in the Course Planner.

Application and registration

How to register for this minor and its course modules, depends on whether you are a student of Utrecht University or not.

Utrecht University students can register for a minor and the individual modules online via OSIRIS during the Faculty of Humanities course registration period. You must register for both the minor itself and each course module individually.

Courses with priority rules

If you wish to register for a course to which priority rules apply, make sure to register for both the course and the minor during the first two weeks of the course registration period. We will publish a list of courses with priority rules two weeks prior to the course registration period.

REGISTRATION STUDY RESULTS

Once you have completed the course modules, provided that you were enrolled for both the minor itself and each course module individually in OSIRIS, the minor and study results will be listed on your Study Progress Review.

Deviation standard programme

If you wish to deviate from the standard minor programme, you must request approval from the Board of Examiners of the Bachelor's programme that offers the minor.

Students from other Universities can register for the minor and each course module using the digital registration form during the Faculty of Humanities course registration period. Besides that we also need a Proof of Payment of your tuition fees from your own educational instituion. Please send the form and the Proof of Registration -preferably via email- to the Student Desk Humanities.

Courses with priority rules

If you wish to register for a course to which priority rules apply, make sure to register for both the course and the minor during the first two weeks of the course registration period. We will publish a list of courses with priority rules two weeks prior to the course registration period.

Study results

Once you have completed the course modules with as passing result, you can apply for a list of grades (transcript) of the minor programme at the Student Desk Humanities.

More information

If you wish to know more, or have questions about this minor, please contact the Student Desk Humanities.

Minor coordinator
Telephone number: 030 253 4729