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Study History & International Relations at Groningen
The Masters in Modern History and International Relations at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands is an education course which acquaints students with the most recent developments of Modern History and International Relations. It aims to offer students a basis for future research and the development of personal scientific personalities in an interdisciplinary academic environment.
The 2-year Masters in Modern History and International Relations at Groningen focuses specifically on theoretical and methodological backgrounds of modern history and international relations in the following fields:
- History of Politics and Governance
- Urban and Regional Social and Economic History
- History of Cultural Identity
- Security and Theory of International Relations
- International Political Economy
- European Cooperation and Integration
- International Order and Global Governance
Upon completion of the Masters in Modern History and International Relations, graduates are well-prepared to either continue their education through a PhD thesis in order to, for instance, obtain a tenure position at a university, or begin a career as an independent researcher in either the public or private sector.
Admission requirements for the Masters in Modern History and International Relations at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands are:
- an internationally recognized Bachelor’s degree in History, International Relations, American Studies, or a related field from any accredited university
- proficiency in English (min. 620 TOEFL or min. 7 IELTS)
- Application deadline (without scholarship request): 1 May
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Master of Arts (MA) in Modern History and International Relations
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University of Groningen
The University of Groningen is one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands, founded in 1614 the university ranks amongst the top 100 universities in the world. We are a research intensive institution offering a wide range of highly regarded bachelor,...
Why study at University of Groningen
We're a Top 100 University
Study at one of the world’s leading universities. Learn from the best and take advantage of exciting research opportunities. Live in a vibrant city where over a quarter of the population are students. Whatever you’re seeking from your university experience, you’ll find it in Groningen. With over 45 world-class Bachelor’s programmes and 160 highly-ranked Master’s programmes, we have a field of study for you.
Our groundbreaking research
As a student, you will be actively involved in research at one of Europe’s top research institutions from the get-go. The University of Groningen carries out ground-breaking and socially-relevant research that builds bridges between disciplines and closes the gap between science and society.
400 years of reputation
The University of Groningen is the second oldest university in the Netherlands and has built a reputation for excellence. Many talented people have passed through the university during its rich 400-year history, including Nobel Prize winners like Ben Feringa (Chemistry, 2016) and Frits Zernike (Physics, 1953). Some have been pioneers in their respective fields, such as the first female University student and the first female lecturer in the Netherlands, the first Dutch astronaut and the first president of the European Bank.
Vibrant Student Life
While its history can be traced back to 300 BC, today Groningen is a vibrant student city with the youngest population in the Netherlands – one in four people here is a student! That means there’s always something to do, with various art and music festivals, theatres, cinemas and performance venues catering to all tastes, whether you prefer to watch or want to join in. In Groningen, you’ll see students everywhere: studying in the pretty Noorderplantsoen park, working various part-time jobs and partying the night away.
The University of Groningen attracts a large international community! Our Erasmus Student Network (ESN) conveniently facilitates all international students in Groningen and organizes over 150 activities a year. The University of Groningen has strong international connections which means that you can easily spend part of your degree studying abroad. The University also offers several unique international Master’s degree programmes in cooperation with other large European universities.
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