The Graduate School of Humanities is comprised of the following:
- Master-level teaching
- Research Master’s programmes
- PhD research
The Graduate School strives to be a community of young researchers who are challenged to break boundaries in their work. The (Research) students and PhD researchers of VU Amsterdam are internationally oriented and like to explore: they are not afraid of a challenge, they want to engage with disciplines that are not their own and adapting research to the latest developments and needs in society is key.
Research-oriented education is one of the faculty's major aims. The Graduate School enables all students to take classes from highly qualified teachers and to be directly involved in current research projects. The research master Humanities is specifically tailored to prepare students for a research career. PhD studentsare given extensive supervision and can take courses organized by the Graduate School of Humanities as well as any of the other Graduate Schools at the Vrije Universiteit. Research Master’s students and PhD students can also take courses with any of the national research schools.
The Graduate School has close relations with the interfaculty research institutes, in which researchers from different faculties collaborate . The interfaculty research institute CLUE+ explores culture, cognition, history and heritage, while HUmanities scholars and computer scientists join forces in the Network Institute. Heritage, health, human language technology, epistemology and environmental humanities are some of the focal points in the faculty’s teaching and research.
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