For Bachelor's students the Dutch-taught minor 'Gouden tijden in vroegmodern Europa' explores why and how various European cultures experienced a period of cultural flourishing, innovation and creativity in the early modern era. Although these 'golden ages' have often been celebrated as the individual countries' own merits, they always emerged in an international context. The Dutch golden age is the starting point of this programme, but by no means the only golden age to be studied.
In the Research Master's programme Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Studies you can choose the track Renaissance Studies. The programme focuses on the interdisciplinary study of the material, social, and intellectual developments in Europe (including the Mediterranean region), with a range of courses in literature, linguistics, art history, musicology, and history.