In this section, you can find information on the structure and on the study programme, as well as some general information on the curriculum and guidelines for Bachelor and Master dissertations.
In the first year of the bachelor’s programme, students take five generic courses jointly with all students at the Philosophy and Literature Faculty. Besides these courses, Bachelor students take courses from three categories:
- Knowledge acquisition and reasoning (periodical overviews and broad themes in history)
- History practice (practical ‘exercises’ under supervision to acquire independent research skills)
- Introduction to social and humanity sciences (non-historical courses)
The bachelor’s programme consists of a combination of hearing classes, practical exercises and guided independent research. Towards the end of the programme, classes become more inter-active and own research initiatives gain importance, leading eventually to independent ‘history exercises’ which bachelor students must carry out.
- More information about the Bachelor's programme
In the master’s programme, students specialise in one period and/or topic, on which they write a master thesis.
- More information about the Master's programme
Minor in History
Several educational programmes allow their students to take history courses as minor subject. For more information, please click the link below: http://www.flwi.ugent.be/minors.
Also history students are able to take courses from a different programme as minor subject.
Prof. dr. René Vermeir (president of the education commission)
Dr. Els De Paermentier (secretary of the education commission)