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Classical, Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Programma-opties

  • Premodern History (specialisatie)

    If you are studying History, are interested in the older period (Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Early-Modern Era) and have achieved good study results so far, the Premodern History specialization within this Research Master's track might be right up your street.

  • Premodern Literature (English) (specialisatie)

    If you are studying English Language and Culture, are interested in the older periods (Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Early-Modern Era) and have achieved good study results so far, the English Premodern Literature specialization within this Research Master's track might be right up your street.

  • Premodern Literature (Dutch) (specialisatie)

    If you are studying Dutch Language and Culture, are interested in the older periods (Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Early-Modern Era) and have achieved good study results so far, the Dutch Premodern Literature specialization within this Research Master's track might be right up your street.

  • Classics (specialisatie)

    If you are studying GLTC (Classics), are interested in taking an interdisciplinary approach to classical history and would also like to explore other periods (the Middle Ages and the Early-Modern Era), and have achieved good study results so far, the Classics specialization within this Research Master's track might be right up your street.

  • Master Honours College (honoursprogramma)

    The Master's Honours Programme was developed especially for students who want to get more from their studies.

    It is a programme worth 15 ECTS that is followed in addition to the standard Master's programme. It is a one-year interdisciplinary programme that is designed to introduce students to various aspects of leadership.

  • Master's placement (specialisatie)

    During this Master's track, you can follow a placement for ECTS credit points.

    It is your responsibility to find a placement yourself, but the Mobility Office can offer help with this where necessary. Click the link above to find examples of placements completed by other Master's students.

Opbouw programma

VakPeriode 1Periode 2Periode 3Periode 4
Approaches of Antiquity, Middle Ages and Early Modern Times (10 EC)
Greek Epigraphy (5 EC, facultatief)
Medieval Latin I (10 EC, facultatief)
Research Seminar I (10 EC, facultatief)
Research Seminar II (10 EC, facultatief)
Script, Manuscript and Print in Middle Ages and Renaissance I (10 EC, facultatief)
Script, Manuscript and Print in Middle Ages and Renaissance II (10 EC, facultatief)
Landscape and Memory (5 EC, facultatief)
CMEMS Seminar (10 EC)
Letter-Writing in Premodern Europe (10 EC, facultatief)
Medieval Latin II (10 EC, facultatief)
Research Seminar III (10 EC, facultatief)
Research Seminar IV (10 EC, facultatief)
Script, Manuscript and Print in Middle Ages and Renaissance II (10 EC, facultatief)
VakPeriode 1Periode 2Periode 3Periode 4
CMEMS: Specialization 1 (10 EC)
CMEMS: Specialization 2 (10 EC)
CMEMS: Specialization 3 (10 EC)
Research Master's Thesis CMEMS (30 EC)

Research Seminars I-IV can be chosen from the range of research seminars offered by the master programmes in History, Classics and Literary Studies (in consultation with the Director of Studies). CMEMS Specialization 1-3 can be fulfilled by choosing research seminars (at the RUG or at another (Dutch or foreign) university), by following individual tutorials and/or by doing a research placement.

Check out the content of the courses on Ocasys: https://www.rug.nl/let/courses-rema-history

Research Seminars I-IV can be chosen from the range of research seminars offered by the master programmes in History, Classics and Literary Studies (in consultation with the Director of Studies). CMEMS Specialization 1-3 can be fulfilled by choosing research seminars (at the RUG or at another (Dutch or foreign) university), by following individual tutorials and/or by doing a research placement.

Check out the content of the courses on Ocasys: https://www.rug.nl/let/courses-rema-history

Studeren in het buitenland

  • Studeren in het buitenland is facultatief
  • Voor gemiddeld 16 weken
  • Maximaal 30 EC
Waarom in Groningen?
  • Intensive supervision by high-quality researchers in small groups
  • Unique approach that allows you to embed your chosen discipline in wider diachronic or synchronic fields
  • Research Assistantship Programme for students
  • Intensive supervision by high-quality researchers in small groups
  • Unique approach that allows you to embed your chosen discipline in wider diachronic or synchronic fields
  • Research Assistantship Programme for students

If you have any questions or doubts about your studies, you can always contact the study advisor. He or she knows all the ins and outs of the program and personal planning. Study advisors are impartial and everything that is discussed is treated confidentially. They can also help you find the right institutions and student desks for your problems.

If you have any questions or doubts about your studies, you can always contact the study advisor. He or she knows all the ins and outs of the program and personal planning. Study advisors are impartial and everything that is discussed is treated confidentially. They can also help you find the right institutions and student desks for your problems.

  • Testimonial van Student Alexandros Tsouris

    I choose the courses that are fitting my interests: ancient history

    I applied at several universities but chose Groningen because of the interdisciplinarity of the programme and the fact that in contrast to other universities, Groningen offers a two-year track instead of one. More importantly, the lesser amount of tuition fees, comparing to other countries, has been an important motivation for doing my master's degree here in the Netherlands.

    The advantage of this programme is that it offers the opportunity to structure the programme as you want. I choose the courses that are fitting my interests: ancient history. Thus, I can set the focus on my own investigation, with efficient supervision: associations of the Greek and Roman cities. A great asset of the programme is that some courses include excursions to other countries. For instance, in the first semester we visited Rome and this has been a great and unique experience for me. Not only did we have the opportunity to visit a lot of sites and museums, but also to experience academic work on site, that is presenting certain monuments, in front of the monuments, rather than via a pc.

    Furthermore, I find it very convenient that there are not many exams in the programme. They do not count my development as a student on a strict basis of reproducing knowledge, but they want to see my interpretation and my research. Although the programme has disadvantages sometimes, in general lines this approach is fulfilling for me. For the future I would like to continue with my research since I have plans to do a PhD.

    Sluiten
    – Student Alexandros Tsouris
  • Testimonial van Patty Huijbers

    Research Master's Student Patty Huijbers About Her Research Assistants Programme

    – Patty Huijbers
  • Testimonial van Nadine Kuipers

    PhD student at the University of Groningen

    After completing my Bachelor's degree programme in English Language and Culture I was on the lookout for more depth and specialization. This Research Master's track was just what I was looking for. I was also able to broaden my knowledge by following a number of private seminars and tutorials.

    One of the most enjoyable and successful parts of my degree was the tutorial that I set up with my fellow students, The Skelton Project. We worked on a website with digital editions of poems by the medieval poet John Skelton. Although we’ve graduated now, we still love working on animations of Skelton’s poems. In the Research Master’s track we didn’t just conduct research, but developed other skills too. Organizing the conference in the first year, for instance, was good preparation for the organizational side of the academic world. If I hadn’t made the decision to do the Research Master’s track in Classical, Medieval and Early Modern Studies I wouldn’t be where I am now as a PhD student at the University of Groningen. In my PhD research, I am analysing medieval manuscripts containing agricultural texts that English landowners would have read. My interest in this topic was aroused when I was studying the development of this kind of text for my Master’s thesis.

    Sluiten
    – Nadine Kuipers
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