Domcast, an internship project produced with Cultural History lecturer Pim Huijnen
Putting theory into practice
Students put theory into practice in their internships. Some choose internships at leading cultural history institutions while others select research-based internships working on cutting-edge projects with Utrecht researchers.
Whichever option you choose, you will experience the challenges of being a historian in a changing society. Your internship experience should be connected to the research you do for your thesis, which is the product of a rigorous and rewarding process. Read more about career development.
This programme offers an English track and a Dutch track. The modules offered in these tracks are the same – only the language of instruction differs.
The part-time option allows you to complete the full-time programme over two years instead of one.
After graduating from the Master’s programme in Cultural History of Modern Europe, you will:
- Understand how Europe and European residents are involved in and produced by global processes.
- Have the skills and knowledge to analyse and understand culture and cultural history
- Be equipped with the tools to analyse the relationship between history, memory, and heritage.
- Be prepared for careers that require an ability to process and synthesize knowledge fast, and that demand good analytic and communication skills.
Students emerge from the programme with skills in history, in analysis and writing, and with professional work experience. Our attention to public history and heritage has helped many graduates find jobs in these fields. Other students put our training to good use in a variety of fields from foreign policy and diplomatic work to journalism. Read more about possible career prospects.
Cultural History of Modern Europe is a selective Master’s programme that welcomes students from a variety of backgrounds with an interest in the field. We have admitted students from history, anthropology, gender studies, film and media studies, European studies, and many other Bachelor's programmes.
Our admissions process is designed to help you understand what you will need to succeed in our programme. The programme also has a well-established Pre-Master's programme for students who need it. We find it important to be realistic with students about the amounts of reading and writing required. Want to know more? Check the entry requirements and email with any questions.