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Lisa Jenkel

Master Ambassador Modern History and International Relations (Research)
Lisa Jenkel

Hi! I am Lisa from Germany and I am currently studying the Research Master: Modern History and International Relations. After my Bachelor in History in Bremen I chose this master because I wanted to widen my academic knowledge with the additional studies of international relations and I aimed to develop my research skills further. From the beginning on, the master matched my expectations. In some seminars I can apply and extend my existing knowledge, in others I am encouraged to learn new skills, extend the boundaries of my scholarly thinking and learn to overcome obstacles in the research process.

The master is demanding, but highly interesting and a very good preparation for a future in (academic) research. However most part of the master is not spend in lectures or seminars but self-studying. Because the aim of the master is to foster research skills we as students are mostly expected to work on projects independently. A lot of time is used for reading, researching and preparing own academic work. Nonetheless because the form of projects differentiates studying is much diversified. We are also expected to do a research related internship and can very freely choose where and in which exact field, which is great to develop an own thematic research focus!

I personally chose the University of Groningen because of the great study-combination of Modern History and International Relations as well as the decided focus on research. Moreover I wanted to study my masters in English at an international university in a student city and I haven’t regretted my decision since!

Last modified:22 May 2019 12.03 p.m.