Students will be admitted to the Master's program if they hold a Dutch or foreign higher education degree and demonstrate knowledge, insight and skills in the following fields:
- general knowledge of historical or literary research methods, historiographical traditions and/or epistemology, acquired in at least one BA course (7.5 ECTS)
- introductory knowledge of American history, literature or culture
- experience in independently conducting historical research at advanced (BA) level, i.e. collecting material, applying theory and writing a thesis
In the Master's program in American Studies, students learn to identify and analyze abstract concepts such as multiculturalism, ethnicity and national identity within the concrete context of American society. They also learn to compare the American political system with other political and societal systems.