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Discover the changing role of religions up until today

A master’s title in History: Religion and Society makes you an attractive employment prospect because you have broad-based knowledge of societal challenges from a contemporary and historical perspective.

Besides, you have developed an analytical way of reading and writing. These are skills that are specially important in today’s information driven society. Many of our alumni found jobs as advisor, journalist, consultant and policy analist.

With a master’s title in History you can embark on PhD research at a university or research institute. If you aim at an academic career you could also consider following the two-year research master’s degree course in History. This master’s degree course trains you specifically as a (university) researcher.

Huig de Koning

Huig de Koning

"I chose this programme because it is wide-ranging. You have the possibility to acquire general skills that are necessary for your profession as a historian. Additionally, you take courses where you can deepen yourself into topics that you find most interesting. I appreciate this programme because you get individual assistance. For example there is a teacher-mentor assigned to you, to give you proper guidance to become a professional historian."

What can you do after your Master's degree?

Entering the job market

A master’s title in History makes you an attractive employment prospect because you have broad-based knowledge and have developed an analytical way of reading and writing. Among other areas, you could work for government institutions, business or international institutions. Many historians opt for a policy or political career, or a job in the field of journalism and media. In addition, after a further specialised year of master’s courses, you could find a position in teaching or research. 

Opting for an academic career

With a master’s title in History you can embark on PhD research at a university or research institute. If you aim at an academic career you could also consider following the two-year research master’s degree course in History. This master’s degree course trains you specifically as a (university) researcher.