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Top 62 MA Programs in History 2019

History can involve studying one people, culture, or country in particular, but it also often involves general overviews of broad trends. Students of history may be required to conduct research in a specific topic.

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New College of the Humanities

Our MA Historical Research & Public History is a unique combination of classic research training and how history is communicated to an audience via books, novels, TV, ... [+]

Programme outline

Starting in 2018, our MA Historical Research & Public History is a one-year programme of study or can be studied part-time across two years. International students who require a visa are only eligible to study this programme on a one-year, full-time basis.

Each of the programme’s seven courses has been developed by award-winning academic, historian and broadcaster Dr Suzannah Lipscomb and will be delivered by the History Faculty at NCH.

Course 1: The Historian’s Craft Course 2: Depth Study I* Course 3: Public History Course 4: Depth Study II* Course 5: Dissertation I Course 6: Applied Public History Course 7: Dissertation II

* Depth Studies are chosen from:... [-]

United Kingdom London
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
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University of London, School of Advanced Study

This degree at the Warburg Institute aims to equip students for interdisciplinary research in Medieval and Renaissance studies and in the reception of the classical tradi ... [+]

About the degree

The Warburg Institute MA in Cultural and Intellectual History aims to equip students for interdisciplinary research in Medieval and Renaissance studies and in the reception of the classical tradition. Students will become part of an international community of scholars, working in a world-famous library. They will broaden their range of knowledge to include the historically informed interpretation of images and texts, art history, philosophy, history of science, literature, and the impact of religion on society. Students will improve their knowledge of Latin, French and Italian and will acquire the library and archival skills essential for research on primary texts.

This twelve-month, full-time course is intended as an introduction to the principal elements of the classical tradition and to interdisciplinary research in cultural and intellectual history from the late Middle Ages to the early modern period. Although it is a qualification in its own right, the MA is also designed to provide training for further research at doctoral level. It is taught through classes and supervision by members of the academic staff of the Institute and by outside teachers. The teaching staff are leading professors and academics in their field who have published widely. Research strengths include the transmission of Arabic science and philosophy to Western Europe; the later influence of classical philosophy (Aristotelianism, Platonism, Epicureanism and Stoicism); and religious nonconformism in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Europe. For further details on the research interests of teaching staff see the module table in this leaflet or visit www.warburg.sas.ac.uk/home/staff-contacts/academic-staff.... [-]

United Kingdom London
October 2019
Full-time
12 months
Campus
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University of Bayreuth

The master’s program History & Economics offers you an interdisciplinary education in history and economics that is currently one-of-a-kind in Germany. This unique co ... [+]

The economy is constantly changing. The latest economic crises have taught us that a long-term perspective can help us to better understand changes in the economy. For this reason, the field of economic history has been experiencing a boom over the past several years. More and more experts are needed to analyze complex economic relationships and develop integrative approaches to achieving solutions on the basis of historical experience.

The master’s program History & Economics offers you an interdisciplinary education in history and economics that is currently one-of-a-kind in Germany. This unique combination leads to a career-qualifying degree that enables graduates to start a career in the private sector or continue their postgraduate education.... [-]

Germany Bayreuth
October 2019
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
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Georgia Southern University

The Master of Arts in History degree program at Georgia Southern University is designed to serve the diverse needs of graduate students, whether they seek a solid groundi ... [+]

Program Overview

The Master of Arts in History degree program at Georgia Southern University is designed to serve the diverse needs of graduate students, whether they seek a solid grounding in graduate study as preparation for entry into doctoral programs, wish to earn a degree as part of their professional development, or are interested in pursuing careers as public historians, archivists, or librarians. With the second largest history faculty in the University System of Georgia, Georgia Southern University offers students a wide array of course offerings in areas ranging from gender studies to military history. Students may choose the thesis or non-thesis option, depending upon their future plans. By emphasizing an appreciation of the past in all of its complexities and interconnectedness of knowledge, the Georgia Southern University graduate program in History seeks to instill in students a sense of curiosity and to develop critical thinking, communication, and analytical skills relevant to a variety of careers.... [-]

USA Statesboro Savannah
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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Gratz College

The Gratz College Holocaust and Genocide Studies program focuses on the Holocaust, its contemporary significance, and the broader phenomenon of genocide in modern times. ... [+]

Program Overview

The Gratz College Holocaust and Genocide Studies program focuses on the Holocaust, its contemporary significance, and the broader phenomenon of genocide in modern times.

The program is designed for educators in public and private schools, museum staff, community professionals, religious and lay leaders, those involved in interfaith dialogue, and adult learners taking classes for personal enrichment or credit.

Students have access to the Holocaust Oral History Archive at Gratz College's Tuttleman Library, which comprises one of the largest collections of audio-taped testimony in the United States. The Tuttleman Library itself houses a collection of over 2,200 titles of Holocaust and related resources. In addition, there are approximately 1,400 titles on World War II.... [-]

USA Philadelphia
September 2019
Full-time
Online & Campus Combined
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Goldsmiths, University of London

The MA in Queer History is a pioneering programme in one of the most exciting areas of historical enquiry, giving a voice to those who throughout much of history has been ... [+]

The MA in Queer History is a pioneering programme in one of the most exciting areas of historical enquiry, giving a voice to those who throughout much of history has been denied one.

This MA provides a comprehensive introduction to the themes and methods of Queer History as well as laying a solid foundation in general historical study. It offers a first-rate overview of important thought and methods from the fields of queer theory as well as the histories of gender and the body and sexuality.

This programme aims to historicize often binary categories, such as male/female, heterosexuality/homosexuality, active/passive, and uncover the processes through which these categories came to be seen as ‘natural’. It further pays close attention to questions of power, including how sexual orientation and race throughout history have often become interlinked in asymmetrical, oppressive ways.... [-]

United Kingdom London
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
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Georgetown University - Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

The Master's Program in History at Georgetown is rooted in the core belief that interconnections among the globe’s diverse regions and cultures have played a crucial role ... [+]

The Master's Program in History at Georgetown is rooted in the core belief that interconnections among the globe’s diverse regions and cultures have played a crucial role in shaping societies’ development since long before the modern era, and that a deep understanding of these historical forces is essential to grasping the world we currently live in. History as a discipline aims to analyze and integrate politics and states, production and work, environment and society, culture and religion, and gender and family. Georgetown History MA students research these aspects of human society as they change over time, by setting local, regional, and national developments in transregional or global contexts.... [-]

USA Washington
August 2019
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
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The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences

Students pursuing an M.A. at the History Department work closely with GW's internationally recognized faculty in a broad range of specialties, including modern America, e ... [+]

Students pursuing an M.A. at the History Department work closely with GW's internationally recognized faculty in a broad range of specialties, including modern America, early modern Europe, and imperial and colonial studies.

The M.A. program not only prepares students for Ph.D. work but also for a broad range of careers, from teaching high school students to government work to historical research in the private sector. Washington, D.C. has some of the best resources for historical research in the world, including the National Archives, the Folger Shakespeare Library, and the Library of Congress. Our M.A. graduates have gone on to have successful and prolific careers.

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USA Washington
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
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University of Passau

This research-focused master's programme in Historical Sciences imparts theory and research methods, enabling you to apply scientific principles to historical topics. ... [+]

About the programme

This research-focused master's programme in Historical Sciences imparts theory and research methods, enabling you to apply scientific principles to historical topics. You will learn to tackle complex issues and reconstruct historical developments and events by cross-referencing source material. Most history programmes tend to focus on the major historical periods; the M.A. Historical Sciences at the University of Passau additionally includes subjects from closely related disciplines. The programme is designed to allow you to actively shape your study path by selecting two focus modules to suit your personal interests and career plans.

Features A combination of conventional history course content and a choice of major epochs, subjects and regional disciplines, with the possibility to include topics from closely related disciplines Core subjects: the Ancient World, the Middle Ages, Modernity and Contemporary History, Eastern European History, Ecclesiastical History and Auxiliary Sciences of History You may specialise further by choosing a second focus subject Supplementary qualification: Certificate of Digital Humanities Programme Syllabus ... [-]
Germany Passau
October 2019
Full-time
4 - 6 semesters
Campus
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Mary Immaculate College

Accredited modules include Revolutionary Ireland, 1789-1803; The American Irish, 1850-1920; Irish Communities in Early Modern Europe; Science, etc. ... [+]

MA in History

This program consists of six taught modules and a 20,000-word dissertation.Accredited modules include: Revolutionary Ireland, 1789-1803; The American Irish, 1850-1920; Irish Communities in Early Modern Europe; Science and Enlightenment in Early Modern Europe; Race, gender and ethnicity in the United States in historical perspective; The evolution of popular culture 1750-1950; Oral History: Theory and Practice; Image-based research in History; Popular Protest in Pre-Famine Ireland; The Town in Nineteenth Century Ireland; Research methods in History (Core); The Irish Protestant Tradition 1536-1869; Ireland and the Two World Wars; Visualising Ireland; The Churches, Society and the Irish State after 1922.Only 6 modules will be offered in any one year.The current modules are:... [-]

Ireland Limerick
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
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Radboud University

The Research Master's programme prepares you for an international academic career, whether it is the history of Europe, the development of modern European literature or t ... [+]

Whether it is the history of Europe, the development of modern European literature or the art of Rome that fascinates you, the Research Master's specialisations is an excellent choice for talented students who want to prepare themselves for an international academic career.

Specialisations

You can choose from the following English-taught specialisations:

Historical Studies Literary Studies Art and Visual Culture

Course programme

All three Master's degree specialisations have a similar structure which contains the following elements:

Theory of scientific research in Humanities 5.0 EC Methods and Techniques in Humanities 5.0 EC Contemporary Debates in Humanities 5.0 EC Academic Writing. 5.0 EC Key Texts for Humanities 5.0 EC Research seminar 5.0 EC Research paper and proposal 5.0 EC Master's thesis and colloquium 30.0 EC Plus disciplinary courses and research stay/internship abroad 55.0 EC ... [-]
Netherlands Nijmegen
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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Sabanci University

MA and Ph.D. programs in History concentrates on Ottoman and Modern Turkish History. It aims to foster fresh, unbiased and critical visions of the Ottoman-Turkish past th ... [+]

MA and Ph.D. programs in History concentrates on Ottoman and Modern Turkish History. It aims to foster fresh, unbiased and critical visions of the Ottoman-Turkish past that are informed by the novel theoretical insights and comparative sensibilities characterizing leading-edge practice in historical studies. In its innovative and comprehensive approach to the field of Ottoman and Modern Turkish field of studies, the History Programs benefits from the wide-ranging professional capabilities of its academic staff as well as from the interdisciplinary make up of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. The separate MA and Ph.D. trajectories in the program are envisaged as constituting a total and integral course of study that promotes research in diverse areas ranging from political and legal to intellectual and cultural history as well as nationalism studies.... [-]

Turkey Istanbul
September 2019
Full-time
2 - 3 years
Campus
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Utrecht University

In the Master’s program in Cultural History of Modern Europe, you will study Europe’s position in the world from a cultural-historical perspective, with an emphasis on mo ... [+]

Explore Europe’s history and culture from a global perspective

In this program, we examine the role of culture in shaping past and present. We explore what culture is. We learn about the history of ideas and social practices, study how people use history today, apply cultural theories, and explore the formation of social identities and heritage.

The historians in the program are specialists in the fields of empire, public history, race, media history, history of the body, intellectual history, heritage studies and digital humanities. We bring our academic expertise into classroom discussions.

The scope of the program is Europe in a global setting. We use transnational and comparative approaches to our topics. We ensure there is a balance between the theory and practice of cultural history and heritage through the combination of courses, internships, and thesis. Students put theory into practice in their internships. Some choose internships at leading cultural history institutions while others select research-based internships working on cutting-edge projects with Utrecht researchers. Whichever option you choose, you will experience the challenges of being a historian in a changing society. Your internship experience should be connected to the research you do for your thesis, which is the product of a rigorous and rewarding process.... [-]

Netherlands Utrecht
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
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Leiden University

The History Master at Leiden University has a strong international orientation and focus on the study of European and non-European history in a global context, this is un ... [+]

The Master of History at Leiden University has a wide-reaching academic scope. Its strong international orientation and focus on the study of European and non-European history in a global context gives the Leiden MA in History a unique character in the Netherlands.

Seven specialisations and a flexible curriculum

With such a broad curriculum, the master’s programme in History offers you the chance to specialise in niche subject areas not offered elsewhere. A flexible format also allows you to tailor your degree to suit your career goals. To help you develop a cohesive area of expertise, the programme offers seven specialisations each with their own thematic focus. Within your specialisation, you even have the added option of focusing on Maritime History, Political Debate or Economic History.... [-]

Netherlands Leiden The Hague
February 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
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University of Groningen

History for the Media, Culture and Heritage Sector, with appropriate placement (specialization) Professionally oriented specialization that prepares you for a career or f ... [+]

History for the Media, Culture and Heritage Sector, with appropriate placement (specialization)

Professionally oriented specialization that prepares you for a career or follow-on degree/traineeship in a museum or archive, the cultural sector or the media.In preparation for your placement, you choose 1 or more appropriate methodology course units from a range that includes Oral History, Archives & Internet, Visual Culture or Documentary, Museum and Exhibition. For information about placements, see the Arts Mobility Office web page. After a placement in a museum or cultural organization, some students compile an exhibition as their graduation project.The History Online workshop is another alternative, which explores the wealth of new digital sources for historical research. Research seminars allow you to develop your individual profile. History offers a wide choice of subjects and periods, or you can opt for one of the regional-based course units, such as Central and Eastern European Studies (MOES: www.rug.nl/let/moes), Asian Studies or American Studies.... [-]

Netherlands Groningen
February 2020
Full-time
12 months
Campus
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