The master’s degree course in history at the VU trains you to become a professional historian. The course is broad-based and also allows you to specialise in a particular area of history. All students follow a number of basic subjects. In addition you choose the broad master’s curriculum or one of the five specialisation directions. If you decide to follow the broad master’s curriculum then you make your own choice from the other subjects offered.
Each specialisation is based on one of the chairs of the History Department. The progress of your study is personally mentored by a member of the academic staff. Some specialisations are completely in English; others are in Dutch, but with some lectures in English.
In addition to the broad master’s course, the master’s degree course in history offers the following specialisations: