Why should we be concerned with the past? After all, aren't we living in the here and now? In the History programme you will learn that historical studies are not just about the past, but are also about the present: you will use your historical knowledge to understand contemporary events.
You will study history based on all kinds of sources: from original letters to coins and inscriptions and from diplomatic treaties to propaganda images. You will collect and evaluate evidence, which you will then analyse and interpret. These are highly transferable skills.
At Utrecht we also think that it’s important to put everything into perspective. This means that several - sometimes contradictory - views of the past play a central role.
The thing for you?
rom day one, you follow the programme in English: all the compulsory courses and lectures are taught in English and you will also present your ideas and write your assignments and exams in English. Besides that, you have a broad range of interests and are also ready to dig deep. A history student is extremely curious, but you’re not just looking for answers. You want to ask questions and become involved in the social debate. Does this appeal to you? In that case, our BA History programme may be just the thing for you.
Studying at Utrecht University means studying in a lively city that is full of character. Your classes will be held in the centre of Utrecht, in listed buildings around Dom Church (Domkerk), within walking distance of the central trainstation and the University Library.
Utrecht is a true student city, which offers a variety of sports, culture and leisure.