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Modern History 1500-2000 (research)

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24 months
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Research University

Program description

This Master's programme offers you a thorough introduction to the study of history as an academic discipline. You will focus on the social, cultural, economic and political aspects of urbanisation.

With the focus on Cities, Citizenship and Human Rights, the Utrecht history programme is anchored in the Western tradition, but it aims to systematically place these themes in a global context. The connection between state formation, urbanization and citizenship, with related themes such as the history of human rights, can be traced back to Greek antiquity.

These issues, which at first glance seem to be formulated primarily in political terms, have significant social, cultural, and economic dimensions. These interconnections form an excellent starting point for a programme that offers both general and specialized training in historical research.

The Research MA History is taught by experienced researchers. In recent years they have developed strong research projects on such topics as cities and citizenship in antiquity, the formation of early medieval polities, the institutional stimuli of and obstacles to economic growth, human rights, urban cultural formations and citizenship and modernity. They are therefore excellently positioned to train and lecture on these topics at an advanced level.

About Utrecht University

Utrecht University is a top international university that holds a top 100 position in the international university rankings. It offers a broad range of high-quality Dutch- and English-taught programs and courses. The English curriculum consists of Bachelor's and Master’s degree programs, certificate courses, and Summer School courses. In addition, some of the world’s most talented students come to Utrecht University to do their PhD research.

Research has always played a fundamental role in Utrecht University’s degree programs. Course content is closely linked to top-class research. Students are taught in small groups by top researchers and lecturers, mostly experts in their field. Utrecht University is at the forefront of developments in interdisciplinary knowledge. Our research continues to have impact in fields ranging from biochemistry and biophysics to human rights and culture.

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Language requirements

CAE: B1, CPE: C1, IELTS overall band: 6.5, IELTS writing: 6, TOEFL paper based: 580, TOEFL computer based: 237, TOEFL internet based: 93

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