Are you intrigued by Europe’s past and future? Do you want to become a critical citizen on a national and international level? Do you like to follow the news and want to take active part in major debates covered in the media? Do you often wonder about the mechanisms that drive societal issues around the world and wish to acquire the analytical skills to investigate and understand them? Would you love to study in an international environment with students and staff from different parts of the world? Then Comparative European History at Radboud University is the right choice for you.
Comparative European History is an interdisciplinary Bachelor's programme that teaches European history from a comparative and issue-driven perspective. The programme focuses on a series of fundamental socio-economic, demographic, political and cultural topics that are of great relevance for societies today. Examples of such topics could be migration, identity, frontiers, inclusion and/or persecution of minorities, religious fundamentalism, cultural appropriation, failed versus successful cases of state building and societal responses to major crises such as disease control. The consistently comparative approach of this programme offers a valuable opportunity to study historical processes, both within Europe and beyond, that reveal not only unique historical developments, but also general patterns of human behaviour and problem resolution.