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Holocaust and Genocide Studies (History)
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Curious to find out if the Master's in Holocaust and Genocide Studies really suits you? Find out through the information and activities below.

Spotlight on a course: Holocaust and Genocide Studies

This core course will introduce you to the broad range of research and discussions in the field of holocaust and genocide studies. Also, you will have the opportunity to survey, analyse and select material relevant to the topics presented in the course. You will learn about the causes and mechanisms of genocides and mass repression as well as the transitional justice measures attendant to the aftermath of mass political repression. All participants write a research paper on one of the course topics and complete a Master's thesis proposal.

Experience of a student: Daisy

'This programme has opened my eyes to new avenues of research that I did not know even existed!'

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I enrol in a Master's if I have not yet completed my Bachelor's?

    We advise you not to wait until the registration deadline before enrolling in the Master's programme. The sooner you enrol, the sooner we can inform you about your admission. When you enrol, you are not required to immediately upload your degree certificate. If you have not yet obtained your degree certificate but are in possession of all the other application documents, you can go ahead and submit your enrolment. You will then have until 31 August to upload your Bachelor's degree. Please check out the Graduate School of Humanities website for the application procedure.

  • What are my options after graduation?

    After you have completed this programme, you can choose pursue an academic career or you can enter the job market. Please find more information on the 'Careers' page.

  • How do I go about finding housing in Amsterdam?

    Finding housing in Amsterdam is often difficult because of the high demand with regard to student accommodation, but by starting your search on time and putting in some effort, students usually succeed at finding something. Many students find accommodation by word of mouth or social media. Please check out the page below for all of our information related to finding housing.

  • Is it possible to do this programme in part-time?

    Yes, this programme can also be done in part-time mode of study. Part-time students obtain 30 ECTS per academic year, which equates to 12-18 ECTS per semester. You will attend the same lectures as full-time students. Your programme coordinator will deliberate with you regarding the composition of your study programme.

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Dr Thijs Bouwknegt:

'Understanding why people commit grave crimes, how they progress, how societies in different temporal, geographical and cultural contexts deal with them are crucial questions posed in this programme.'


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