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What will I learn?

The Research Master's degree in International Relations consists of the two-year Master's track in Modern History and International Relations. You can also take this track as a specialisation of the Master's degree programme in History (research).

This programme teaches you to carry out independent academic research and to explore recent developments in the field of modern history and international relations. You will study relevant theoretical and methodological backgrounds as well. In addition, the programme includes subjects such as international political economy, the history of cultural identity and European cooperation and integration.

As a student of this programme you will work in small groups and are supervised by highly qualified researchers. The programme is closely related to the research carried out at the Groningen Research Institute for the Study of Culture (ICOG) and the N.W. Posthumus Institute.

Job prospects

After graduation you are well prepared for a career in research at a university or a private or governmental research institute. You can pursue jobs at international organizations and government institutions as well. You may also find work as a journalist.

Job examples

Position within interdisciplinary academic environment

International students who have chosen to start a program at the Faculty of Arts in Groningen in september may even be more unsure of what their future holds in the short term. Travel might be complicated, and visa-regulations may have altered. Reception of your documentation for admissions may be delayed due to corona-measures or other regulations may impede you from coming to Groningen at the start of your programme.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts

Study options

Full Time (24 months)

Tuition fees
€13,500.00 (10,90,468) per year
Application deadline

Expected October 2022

More details

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

University of Groningen

Broerstraat 5,

Groningen,

9712 CP, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have Bachelor's degree. Additional requirements English: A VWO diploma or a subject certificate for VWO English (mark 6 or higher), minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of 21 on all items), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items). Language Centre English Test (LCET) level C1 (B2 for no more than two components). Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a minimum score of 180.

For international students

BA degree in: History, International Relations, American Studies, Political Sciences, Social Sciences, another related field.

Grade list: Excellent academic record.

Additional requirements English: A VWO diploma or a subject certificate for VWO English (mark 6 or higher), minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 100 (with a minimum of 25 on writing skills), or IELTS 7 (with a minimum of 6.5 on all items). Language Centre English Test (LCET) level C1 (B2 for a maximum of 1 component). Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a minimum score of 185.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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