Have you wondered how some societies manage to achieve wealth, security, justice, and freedom – and eventual happiness – while others do not? What role does citizenship, democracy and the organisation of the market play in this process? Why do you think it is so difficult to avoid negative effects such as social polarisation and environmental damage? These are the core questions addressed in our Master's programme in History of Politics and Society. The central theme is the concept of 'institutions', in the broadest sense of the word: the formal and informal rules, customs and organisational structures that make up a society - but are themselves the result of a historical development process. The Master's programme offers two separate tracks: a thematic track in which you will primarily develop your research and writing skills; and practical track where you will also learn how to apply academic knowledge in practical situations, including an internship. The programme is offered in both Dutch and English.
Accreditation: NVAO, NVAO
Erasmus Mundus program: This is an Erasmus Mundus program.