Year 2 consists of:
- 30 EC Specialisation
- 7.5 EC Writing course
- 7.5 EC Research course
- 15 EC Electives (of the 60 EC you will have to obtain in your programme)
In the fold-outs below you will find an overview of all the compulsory courses in year 2. Refer to the Course Planner for an overview of the compulsory courses that are part of the History programme. Are you planning to do an internship in your third year or would you like to study abroad for a while? In that case it is best to start planning in your second year.
Did you start before 2019? Then check the History Education and Examination Regulations to see which courses you will have to take.
Make sure to register in time!
Some courses have limited space and have a shorter course registration period. So to be safe, it is best to register in time for your specialisation and the corresponding courses.
Specialisations are a selection of 4 courses in a particular research area. They are the core of your second-year programme and are all structured the same way: 1 introductory subject in block - 1 in-depth case-study module - 2 research seminars. The specialisation you choose relates to either the History track or the International Relations track. You develop the same types of skills, even though the subject matter differs between profiles. The subject of your final thesis (which you will write in year 3) will be related to your specialisation.
You can choose from 2 tracks, each containing a number of specialisations:
- Track History (specialisation package V1 to V4)
- Track International Relations (specialisation package V5 to V7)
If you wish to add courses from another specialisation to your programme, you may do so as electives.
Did you start before 2019-2020 and have not yet completed all your specialisation courses? Then check the Education and Examination Regulations to see which courses you still need to take.
In addition to your specialisation, in block 1 and 2 you will also follow a Writing course (block 1) and a Research course (block 2) within either the History track (specialisation package V1-V4) or International Relations track (specialisation package V5-V7).
Block 3 and 4: Elective courses
In block 3 and 4 you take your first 15 EC in elective courses (of the 60 EC you will have to complete before the end of your programme). As electives (your optional course profile), you choose components with a total study load of 60 EC. You can start with a minor, do an internship, go abroad or choose from a broad range of available courses. Make sure to check each course's entry requirements.