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History: Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Degree type
MA
Language of education
English (100%)
Duration
12 months
Tuition fee EU/EEA
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Tuition fee Non EU/EEA
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Education type
Fulltime
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Application deadline
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Accreditations
Netherlands Government
Type of institution
Research University
City
Amsterdam

Program description

Holocaust and Genocide Studies is unique in the Netherlands. The courses are provided by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, located in the Netherlands Institute for War Documentation.

The word genocide immediately evokes images of the mass murder of Jews during World War II. But there are more twentieth-century examples of genocide: during World War I, Armenians were systematically persecuted and murdered, and more recently during the civil war in Rwanda Tutsis and moderate Hutus were also the victims of genocide. Is this kind of devastation a typical phenomenon resulting from twentieth-century genocidal ideology? The programme Holocaust and Genocide Studies, which is part of the MA in History, attempts to explore this question. The curriculum is organised in an interdisciplinary manner: 20th-century genocides are examined from the vantage point of different disciplines. Holocaust and Genocide Studies takes a content-based approach to the phenomenon of genocide. In addition, attention is paid to research into how later generations have interpreted different cases of genocide. Typical 20th-century aspects are examined, such as mass mobilisation, the role of bureaucracy, the function of media and the prosecution of those responsible for genocide.

Admission requirements

Previous education

The Master's programme Holocaust and Genocide Studies is open to all students with a Bachelor’s diploma from the UvA, or a recognised equivalent from another accredited university in:
- History
- Cultural Anthropology
- European Studies
- Political Science
- Psychology
- Law
- Sociology
The level of the Bachelor's diploma from a foreign higher education institution must be equal to three years of Dutch university education (to be judged by the Examinations Board).

Previous education

The programme in Holocaust and Genocide Studies is open to all students with a Bachelor's diploma from the UvA, or a recognised equivalent from another accredited university in:
- History
- Cultural Anthropology
- European Studies
- Political Science
- Psychology
- Law
- Social sciences
The level of the Bachelor diploma from a foreign higher education institution must be equal to three years of Dutch university education (to be judged by the Examinations Board).

Written request

Students can apply from 1 December until 1 April by filling out the digital application form and uploading the necessary documents via the website of the Graduate School of Humanities (www.gsh.uva.nl).

Language test

IELTS: average score 7.0
TOEFL internet based: score 100
Cambridge Advanced English: score A2
Cambridge Proficiency in English: score B1

Language requirements

CAE: A2, CPE: B1, IELTS overall band: 7, IELTS listening: 7, IELTS reading: 7, IELTS writing: 7, IELTS speaking: 7, TOEFL internet based: 100

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