History Today

SubjectHistory, Humanities


Type of DegreeMA

EU FeesEUR 2,314

Cost non-EUEUR 14,800

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Is this programme for you?

History Today is a socially oriented Master's programme that teaches you to examine the past in the light of the present and gives you an understanding of topical issues from a historical perspective.

The emphasis on applying history at an academic level is what makes this one-year Master's programme in Groningen unique. Would you like to learn to compile a historically accurate exhibition, write someone's life history, conduct quantitative or archive research or analyse image culture? The choice is yours! Explore the use of digital techniques in research and public presentations. Or learn to see the consequences of change in organizations and companies in terms of their historical development.

The Master's programme offers three professionally oriented specializations: History for the Media, Culture and Heritage Sector, History for Policy, Administration and Politics and History for Teaching and Education - each with an appropriate placement. Developing your profile (thematic, chronological or regional) is also part of the programme.

The research seminars, given by specialized lecturers from the Netherlands and abroad, provide extra depth.

You can graduate by writing a thesis, but also, for example, by compiling an exhibition (or exhibition plan), conducting an organization study, developing a website or writing a script for a documentary.

Why study history with the University of Groningen?

  • Unique: emphasis on applying historical knowledge and methodology at an academic level
  • Specialisations to prepare for the professional field, including placement.
  • Diverse teaching methods (research seminar, History Online workshop, placement, special graduation projects)
  • Tailor-made: design your own programme

How to apply

Career prospects

Job prospects

On completing the Master's degree programme in History Today, you will be able to think critically and with a problem-resolution approach. You will be able to process large amounts of information and present the results clearly. Historians often find work in journalism and in museums, cultural institutions or publishing houses. They also regularly go into politics, the government or business.

Job examples

  • Journalist
  • Administrative consultant in the government
  • Party assistant in the European Parliament or a political party
  • Policy officer
  • Head of educational services at a cultural institution
  • Teacher
  • Communications advisor
  • Editor and journalist in various media
  • Departmental director in an educational or cultural institution
  • Researcher
  • Manager in a business
  • Curator at a cultural institution
  • Advisor to businesses or government
  • Coordinator in education, events, and so forth

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