Global History and International Relations is one of the two specialisations within our History master. This specialisation highlights the rise and fall of empires and the emergence of international relations. In addition, it focuses on paradoxical processes of cultural homogenisation and increasing emphasis on cultural diversity in debates on national histories and heritage programmes. You will look at international relations in a historical context using approaches from social science, international political theory, and cultural analysis.
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What you will learn
In this master specialisation, you study historical processes in a comparative and interdisciplinary manner. Drawing on insights from the social sciences, international political theory, and cultural analysis, you will learn to describe both the broad outlines and the unique aspects of historical events from the early modern period to the present. Studying topics such as international relations, migration, trade and cultural heritage, will provide a better understanding of the present as well. You will learn how you can use interesting sources such as paper archives, digital databases, oral history, and political documents for your own research.
Below you can view the study programme for the year 2023-2024. If you want to learn more about a specific course or want to see the current timetable, you can enter the course code in our university's Course catalogue.
Study programme full-time
Student workload: 5 EC
Student load: 5 EC
Students have to participate in a research workshop to prepare their final master project. The final project can be a policy paper, a documentary, an exhibition proposal or a regular historical thesis. The research proposal coaches the students during the entire length of their project. Students have to present about their progress. They can choose from:
- Histories of Creativities and Innovation (CH4239)
- Global Governance and its Discontents (CH4233)
- Urban Transformations in a Globalising World (CH4240)
- History, Memory and National Identity (CH4234)
- International Relations and the Sea (CH4237)
- The Rise and Fall of the American Empire (CH4236)
- Power, Politics and Sovereignty (CH4242)
Student workload: 5 EC
Continuation of Term 2
Student workload: 2.5 EC
In preparation of the Master Thesis, you will attend the Master Thesis Market as well as the Master Thesis Conference (more info during your studies).
Student workload: total of 20 EC (Term 3 and 4)