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Detail from Frans Hals, Banquet of the Officers of the St George Civic Guard (c.1624-7)
Detail from Frans Hals, Banquet of the Officers of the St George Civic Guard (c.1624-7)

Teaching

Dutch history is taught at UCL at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It forms part of degree programmes both in history and specifically in Dutch language and culture. Courses offered include:

  • Reformation and Revolt in The Low Countries
  • From Renaissance to Republic: The Netherlands c. 1555–1609
  • The Dutch Golden Age
  • Born out of rebellion: the Netherlands from the Dutch revolt to the eve of WWI
  • Identities and Communities in the Low Countries
  • At the Crossroads of Europe: Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg in the 20th and 21st centuries
  • Contemporary History and Culture of the Low Countries

In addition, UCL offers, in cooperation with Kings College London and the Courtauld Institute, a special interdisciplinary MA in the Dutch Golden Age  that combines history, art history, and the study of Dutch literature from the 16th–17th centuries