Get to know the Master's

Would you like to get to know this programme better? On this page you will find when you can visit the MA Open Day, but you will also find stories of our students and alumni, and profiles of our teaching staff.

Master's Open Day

Twice a year, we organise a Master’s Open Day where you can get to know our programme International Relations. You can join our information session, talk to our students and staff, and find out if this is the Master's for you.

General session for students of Universities of Applied Sciences (HBO)

The Faculty of Humanities will organise a general session for students of Dutch Universities of Applied Sciences who are interested in doing a Master’s programme, in which the main differences between 'hbo' and 'wo' are discussed ('Van hbo naar wo: ervaringen van onze premasterstudenten').  

Next Master's Open Day

The next Master's Open Day will take place on Wednesday 9 October. More information can be found on this webpage or click on the button below to register:

Remind me


"My internship at the Dutch Ministry of Defense was a great educational experience."

Anneleen Mesker is a recent graduate

Academic staff

Profile picture Dr Stefanie Massink
Dr Stefanie Massink

Stefanie Massink is Programme Coordinator

Stefanie Massink is a Lecturer in the History of International Relations at Utrecht University and Internship Coordinator of the MA in International Relations in Historical Perspective. Her research mainly focusses on the Cold War era, specializing in Dutch foreign policy, Spanish history in an international perspective and Dutch-Spanish diplomatic relations, from the Spanish Civil War to the Spanish transition from dictatorship to democracy (1936 - 1977).

Profile picture Dr Paschalis Pechlivanis
Dr Paschalis Pechlivanis

Paschalis Pechlivanis is Programme Coordinator

Paschalis Pechlivanis is an Assistant Professor in the History of International Relations at the Department of History and Art History, Utrecht University. His research interests lie at the intersection of International History and International Relations, with a specific focus on the Cold War, US Foreign Policy and post-1945 European and Balkan History. 

Meet our teaching staff