Flexible course offerings
The flexibility of our Master in Ancient, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies sets it apart from other Master’s programmes in the field. If Utrecht University does not offer the course you require, you can take a similar course at a different institution. With your tutor, you determine which courses are best-suited to the research you wish to undertake at the end of the two-year programme. Indeed, no two graduates will have taken the same electives from the many available at Utrecht University, other Dutch universities, and international institutions.
You may complete an internship if it includes a clear research component, i.e. an internship in an archive, library, or museum. Internships may involve national or international research projects with Utrecht University scholars or with publishers.
You will be assigned a tutor who will support you in developing your own programme of study. Coordinators on each of the four tracks, as well as the Programme Coordinator, will help you identify a suitable university for undertaking internships and/or a term abroad.
Because the number of students in each track is limited, our students form close-knit communities. You will also mingle with lecturers and researchers during regular lectures and seminars. The Utrecht Centre for Medieval Studies is particularly active. In addition, national research schools invite students to events of interest in their chosen field of studies.
Our lecturers are internationally recognised as experts in their fields. The core lecturers of the Research Master's programme in Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Studies include: