The Master's programme Cultural History of Modern Europe has a 60 EC course load. Please refer to the Fact Sheet as a supplement to the student website and as a guide during your academic years.
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This master's programme has a Dutch and an English track. Both groups follow the same courses, only in different languages. You must indicate your language preference before the start of the programme. If you command both languages, you may take some modules in Dutch and others in English.
In the Master’s programme in Cultural History of Modern Europe, you will study Europe’s position in the world from a cultural-historical angle, with an emphasis on modern history. Our programme offers you profound insight into the history of ideas and practices that form the identities of individuals, groups, and societies, including heritage and public history in international frameworks.
The programme content focuses on theories of modern cultural history, global perspectives on European civilization, the politics of heritage and cultural memory, aspects of transnational history and postcolonial culture, practices of citizenship, and the development of career-oriented academic skills. We begin by looking at contemporary problems and discussions.
The Master's programme Cultural History in Modern Europe, unique in the Netherlands, trains you in historical research and provides you with comprehensive and socially relevant expertise. Our graduates find jobs in fields like cultural policy (municipal, regional, national, European, global), journalism, media, public history, museums, heritage, and education.
When you start this programme, you will be registered for its exam programme. The exam requirements are described in detail in the Education and Examination Regulations. In order to complete your Master's programme you will need to meet these exam requirements.