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M.A. Early Modern Intellectual History

Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Get the big picture: politics, philosophy, and law in the mix. Learn the craft of digging into the early modern period, get experience abroad and across the disciplines, and shape the lively debate.

Get the big picture: politics, philosophy, and law in the mix. Learn the craft of digging into the early modern period, get experience abroad and across the disciplines, and shape the lively debate.

Work under the expert supervision of top faculty and study abroad, perhaps, at other prestigious institutions in Europe. Partners include Trent University and the University of Verona, in Italy, and the University of York and Corpus Christi College, Oxford, in the UK. Contribute to rigorous and high-quality scholarly debate as you do specialised research in one of the three subfields. Become an expert in crafting new research problems based on the understanding you get of the state of the art. The Erasmus Center for Early Modern Studies organises symposia and seminars and regularly hosts experts in the field. It also supports cutting-edge research in legal history, the history of political thought and the history of philosophy.

Work under the expert supervision of top faculty and study abroad, perhaps, at other prestigious institutions in Europe. Partners include Trent University and the University of Verona, in Italy, and the University of York and Corpus Christi College, Oxford, in the UK. Contribute to rigorous and high-quality scholarly debate as you do specialised research in one of the three subfields. Become an expert in crafting new research problems based on the understanding you get of the state of the art. The Erasmus Center for Early Modern Studies organises symposia and seminars and regularly hosts experts in the field. It also supports cutting-edge research in legal history, the history of political thought and the history of philosophy.

Programme internationalization:

  • Studying abroad is optional.

This programme has a workload of 120 ECTS.

Previous education: Excellent and highly motivated students with a BA-degree in philosophy, law, history, or sociology.

Additional language requirements:

  • IELTS overall band: 7
  • TOEFL paper based: 600
  • TOEFL computer based: 250
  • TOEFL internet based: 100

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 7
CAE score: 75 (Grade B)
TOEFL paper-based test score: 600
TOEFL computer-based test score: 250
TOEFL iBT® test: 100
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Degree Level: Masters
Tuition Fee: € 1,835 / Year (EEA) , € 10,300 / Year (Non-EEA)
Language:English
Duration:2 Years
Start Date:September  2018
Delivery Mode:On Campus
Study Nature:Full-time
Disciplines: Language, Literature and Cultural Studies, History
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