An emphasis on the importance to blend international history and international relations makes this Master’s program unique in the Netherlands and beyond. Thanks to this approach you will learn to place recent international developments in a broader historical perspective. In 2011, for instance, all eyes were on the Arab Spring in North Africa and the Middle East, where democracy attempted to replace dictatorships. However, anyone with knowledge of recent history in both regions understood that a spring does not necessarily make for a summer. The programme’s historical approach offers possibilities for such reflections, overcoming the fancies of the day.
Faculty research as the foundation of programme content
The Master of International Relations in Historical Perspective at Utrecht University is judged best out of all comparable programmes at other universities by the Keuzegids Masters Selection Guide 2018. Our teachers are an important factor in this success. Your education is provided by recognised experts in the field. Core lecturers of our programme include: