You will learn finding and interpreting compelling source material, critical reflection, and writing well-structured, engaging reports. You will develop a critical attitude and learn to arrive at original lines of questioning based on profound knowledge of your research subject.
You will develop your own, unique, expert knowledge, enabling you to start a successful research career. You are encouraged to make use of the staff’s intensive network with heritage and research institutions at VU Amsterdam (Stevin Center, Environmental Humanities Center Amsterdam and the HDC Centre for Religious History) and outside VU Amsterdam (International Institute for Social History, Huygens Institute for Dutch and Global history), governmental organisations and NGO’s and business partners. Global History offers a dynamic international context where international and Dutch students and scholars exchange views, experiences and historical research questions. Taking part in exchange programmes with universities abroad for up to three months are encouraged, with financial support from the Graduate School of Humanities.
Global History is one of the tracks of the Research Master Humanities’ programme.