Historical, Literary and Cultural Studies

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 2.33 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 9.9 k / Year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:4663 Duration:2 years

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Whether it is the history of Europe, the development of modern European literature or the art of Europe that fascinates you, the Research Master's Programme in Historical, Literary and Cultural Studies is an excellent choice for talented students who want to prepare themselves for an international academic career. Indeed, the diversity of our teaching and research staff will allow you to specialise in almost any subject in this field and the space we offer for research and studies at home and abroad allows you to put together a training programme that perfectly meets your wishes.

Specialisations

  • Historical Studies
  • Literary Studies
  • Art and Visual Culture

Unique characteristics

  • Research internship at one of our partner research institutes abroad or in the Netherlands
  • Interdisciplinary approach on the methodology and theory of research within humanities
  • The opportunity to choose your own specialisation and collaborate with our best scholars
  • A personal tutor who is an excellent researcher with relevant expertise for each student

Key courses: Theory of Scientific Research in Humanities; Methods and Approaches in Humanities; Contemporary Debates in Humanities; Academic Writing; Key Research in the chosen specialisation (Historical Studies, Literary Studies or Art and Visual Culture).

A Bachelor's degree

Best preparatory Bachelor’s: History, Literature, or Cultural Studies, or a related programme. Each of the specialisations have their specific admission requirements regarding the Bachelor’s degree that will give admittance to each specialisation.

Language requirements

  • TOEFL score of ≥600 (paper based) or ≥100 (internet based)
  • IELTS score of ≥7.0
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Proficiency in English (CPE), with a mark of at least C

Additional requirements

  • A grade average of 7.5 in your 2nd and 3rd years of your Bachelor’s studies and your Bachelor’s thesis marked with a grade of at least 8.0.
  • A strong motivation

There are various scholarships available for studying at Radboud University. Some of the opportunities are described below. A full list, including detailed information, can be found on our scholarships and grants page at our website. 

Radboud Scholarship Programme

Open to a select number of excellent international students. Instead of the institutional tuition fees, non-EEA students pay the legal tuition fees (€2,083 in 2019/2020). Visa and residence permit costs, liability insurance and health insurance are also covered.

Orange Tulip Scholarship

Open to students from Brazil, Mexico, Russia, Indonesia, South-Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, and China. Instead of the institutional tuition fees, non-EEA students pay the legal tuition fees (€2,083 in 2019/2020). Visa and residence permit costs, liability insurance and health insurance are also covered.

Radboud Faculty of Arts Study Funds

Students who receive either the Radboud Scholarship or the Orange Tulip Scholarship are eligible for an additional grant to assist with study costs. The grant consists of 2,500 euros paid in 10 instalments throughout the year.

Fulbright-Radboud Scholarships

Open to excellent American students. The grant will be paid in 12 monthly instalments of 1,050 euros. International travel and the cost of the residence permit will be covered, and an extra allowance of €1150 will be paid on arrival.

Sino-Dutch Bilateral Exchange Scholarship

Open to excellent students from China. Consists of a contribution of € 16,113 towards the total costs of one year of study or research in the Netherlands.

DIKTI-Neso Scholarships

Aimed at lecturers at higher education institutions in Indonesia who wish to pursue a PhD or Master's at a university in the Netherlands. A DIKTI scholarship includes allowances for living expenses, insurance, travel costs, tuition fees and more.

Indonesian Education Scholarship (LPDP)

Open to excellent Indonesian students under the age of 35. Involves a full scholarship.

Holland Scholarship Programme

Open to excellent students from Canada, America, India and Turkey. Scholarship consists of 5,000 euros payed at the start of study.

Dutch Student Finance

EU/EEA students and Swiss students under 30 years of age are eligible if they are working at least 56 hours per month in the Netherlands, or have been living in the Netherlands for five years or more. Dutch student finance consists of four components: a basic grant, a supplementary grant (depending on the parental income), a student travel product, and a loan.

DIKTI-Neso Scholarships: Aimed at lecturers at higher education instituations in Indonesia who wish to pursue a PhD or Master's at a university in the Netherlands. A DIKTI scholarship includes allowances for living expenses, insurance, travel costs, tuition fees and more.

Dutch Student Finance: EU/EEA students and Swiss students under 30 years of age are eligible if they are working at least 56 hours per month in the Netherlands, or have been living in the Netherlands for five years or more. Dutch student finance consists of four components: a basic grant, a supplementary grant (depending on the parental income), a student travel product, and a loan.

 

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