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Top 53 Master's Degrees 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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University of Oslo

Is the world moving closer together or is it drifting apart? History as a discipline has been increasingly reaching out beyond the limits of the nation-state in order to ... [+]

Why choose this program?

Is the world moving closer together or is it drifting apart? History as a discipline has been increasingly reaching out beyond the limits of the nation-state in order to study this question. This new program challenges its students to explore international and transnational processes, institutions and movements from multiple perspectives.

Building on the broad range of thematic competences present at Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History and the inspiring environment provided by the University of Oslo and the city, students are encouraged to study the forces that connect and separate people across national borders.

By focusing on international and transnational history from the mid-19th century to the recent past, the program offers a broad and global historical perspective on political, cultural, social and economic processes both between and beyond nation-states. It includes a combination of closely integrated core and specialized courses. Over the first three semesters, students will be thoroughly prepared to write their final master's thesis through a practically oriented “horizontal” course module.... [-]

Norway Oslo
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English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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University of Wroclaw - Faculty of Historical and Pedagogical Sciences

The public history program is addressed to all the BA graduates, not only in history, and even not only in the humanities, who would like to conduct the research about an ... [+]

Public History

The public history program is addressed to all the BA graduates, not only in history, and even not only in the humanities, who would like to conduct the research about and promote the public uses of history. Public history has been operating since the 1970s as a subdiscipline of history, but also as a separate academic discipline. It is called the history "for the people, by the people, with the people, of the people" and deals with all the aspects of history outside the formal education (also academic education). It operates for many years at the universities worldwide and enjoys considerable popularity among the students.

The history itself concentrates on examining the past (aiming at answering the question "how was it there?") while public history conducts research on how the knowledge about the past is present in the social consciousness and how it is (and may be) instilled in this consciousness, with the central question of "what do (did/will) the people know about how it was?" It focuses on the historical memory, which is rather marginal in the "traditional" history research. The courses from the public history program concentrate on the ways of shaping the historical consciousness (or collective memory) - both in the context of its theoretical framework and mechanism (including e.g. politics of history) and in various practical ways (tools/techniques) of influencing this memory and consciousness, starting from collecting and processing the testimonies of the past, through speech-writing and preparing other texts promoting the historical knowledge,... [-]

Poland Wrocław
October 2019
English
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
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Nalanda University

The School of Historical Studies (SHS) is a dynamic community of faculty members and graduate students, engaged in a systematic and rigorous inquiry into some of the fund ... [+]

Students in the MA program in Historical Studies gain a broad acquaintance with historical methodologies and historiography as well as undertake coursework with specific, closely defined topics on a variety of historical periods and through a variety of materials.

The thrust areas of the School are,

Asian Interconnections, Economic History, Anthropology, East Asian History, Cultural and Oral Histories of India, and History of Science.

A student must complete a total of 64 credits. This includes completion of compulsory, elective, and seminar courses along with the completion of an MA Dissertation.

Course Curriculum 9 Compulsory courses equivalent to 27 credits (3 X 9) 8 Electives equivalent to 24 credits (3 X 8) 4 Seminar courses equivalent to 4 credits (1 X 4) 1 Dissertation component equivalent to 9 credits (1 X 9) ... [-]
India Delhi
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English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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Higher School of Economics

Built on the international experience of developing similar programmes, we use methodologies of global, comparative and transnational historical research that facilitate ... [+]

About the Programme

A large part of historical studies is conducted as applied research. Using and interpreting historical data enables historian to construct "usable pasts" as a tool for understanding the present and imagining possible and alternative avenues of future development. Applied history embraces methods and practices dealing with identification, preservation, interpretation, and presentation of historical artefacts, texts, structures, and landscapes. In one part of our training, we focus on material objects in history and their meanings within the framework of heritage and memory studies. The other part of the training will encompass a critical approach to the politics of circulation of historically formed discourses of identity and legitimacy in present-day society. The two-pronged approach to the complex problem of historical legacy and heritage will fill out the gap in professional training in history and provide a platform for creating interactive processes that link the historical object, the historian, and the public.... [-]

Russia Saint Petersburg
September 2019
English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication - Erasmus University Rotterdam

The Master in History is an interdisciplinary programme: we combine knowledge and theories from both the humanities and the social sciences to analyse complex historical ... [+]

Master in History with a specialisation in Global History and International Relations

Why choose History in Rotterdam?

The Master History is an interdisciplinary programme: we combine knowledge and theories from both the humanities and the social sciences to analyse complex historical issues. An international and comparative approach teaches us to identify similarities and differences in historical case studies.

The international track of the Master History is titled ‘Global History and International Relations’. In this programme, two otherwise independent fields of study are combined to analyse international relations from a historical and global perspective. We focus for example on the rise and fall of great powers such as the British Empire and the United States. We discuss the historical backgrounds of contemporary geopolitical issues and show how the past itself is mobilized by groups and individuals to legitimize policies and to construct identities.... [-]

Netherlands Rotterdam
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English
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
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University of Wroclaw

The public history program is addressed to all the BA graduates, not only in history, and even not only in the humanities, who would like to conduct the research about an ... [+]

The public history program is addressed to all the BA graduates, not only in history, and even not only in the humanities, who would like to conduct the research about and promote the public uses of history. Public history has been operating since the 1970s as a subdiscipline of history, but also as a separate academic discipline. It is called the history "for the people, by the people, with the people, of the people" and deals with all the aspects of history outside the formal education (also academic education). It operates for many years at the universities world-wide and enjoys considerable popularity among the students.

The history itself concentrates on examining the past (aiming at answering the question "how was it there?") while public history conducts research on how the knowledge about the past is present in the social consciousness and how it is (and may be) instilled in this consciousness, with the central question of "what do (did/will) the people know about how it was?" It focuses on historical memory, which is rather marginal in the "traditional" history research. The courses from the public history program concentrate on the ways of shaping the historical consciousness (or collective memory) - both in the context of its theoretical framework and mechanism (including e.g. politics of history) and in various practical ways (tools/techniques) of influencing this memory and consciousness, starting from collecting and processing the testimonies of the past, through speech-writing and preparing other texts promoting the historical knowledge, exhibitions, historical installations,... [-]

Poland Wrocław
October 2019
English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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University of Groningen

You can take the Master's programme in Modern History and International Relations as a specialization within the Research Master's degree in History or the Research Maste ... [+]

Research Master Modern History and International Relations

You can take the Master's programme in Modern History and International Relations as a specialization within the Research Master's degree in History or the Research Master's degree in International Relations.

The two-year Master's programme in Modern History and International Relations teaches you to carry out independent academic research in the fields of modern history and international relations. You will explore recent developments in these fields and study relevant theoretical and methodological backgrounds. You will learn about subjects such as the international political economy, the history of cultural identity and European cooperation and integration.... [-]

Netherlands Groningen
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English
Full-time
24 months
Campus
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Radboud University

Rome and its impressive legacy always interested you? Then you should become acquainted with its ancient history, medieval history, art history, classical philology, arc ... [+]

The Master’s in Ancient and Medival Mediterranean Worlds offers an in-depth examination both of the city of Rome and its role as the capital of the Roman Empire, and of the representation of the ‘idea' of Rome throughout the centuries. Ancient and Medieval Mediterranean Worlds presents a unique programme that focuses as much on the transition between ancient and medieval history as on those periods themselves. A group of specialists from the fields of ancient and medieval history teach this specialisation. Their expertise also includes the status of Rome beyond the Middle Ages into the Renaissance and modern times as well.

The general courses

Historiography and TheoryThis course offers in-depth analysis of both the city of Rome and its role as the capital of the Roman Empire, and of the ‘idea’ of Rome throughout the centuries, embracing both the old and New or Second Rome, Constantinople. This course provides a historiographical overview of the ways in which different aspects of Rome appealed to the imagination of rulers and writers throughout history, starting from Mussolini in the 20th century and going back to the first emperor of the Roman Empire, Augustus.... [-]

Netherlands Nijmegen
September 2019
English
Full-time
1 - 1 year
Campus
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University of Bologna

Global Cultures Curriculum is intended to be a radically new approach to the humanities. Students are invited to critically analyse the “shock of the global” that is shap ... [+]

Global Cultures Curriculum is intended to be a radically new approach to the humanities. Students are invited to critically analyse the “shock of the global” that is shaping our lives and societies and to abandon the traditional Eurocentric and state-centred approaches and methodologies. Hybridisation among methods and research fields, experimentation of new forms of interaction between academics and students, and a strong emphasis on cross-cultural and transnational connections are all essential elements for a new critical perspective in the study of past and present academic discourse.

5 reasons to enrol on the degree programme A community of students: students at GLOC feel they are part of an international community of scholars and friends International environment: students at GLOC have a chance to meet scholars, professors and friends coming from everywhere Renown faculty: students at GLOC can attend courses taught by Italian and invited international scholars well known in the field A non traditional teaching: students at GLOC can experiment new forms of interaction with their professors in and out of class Dedicated spaces: students at GLOC have their own classrooms, a meeting room for group works, and a common room to chat and relax Admission requirements ... [-]
Italy Bologna
September 2019
English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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University of Oviedo -

The degree is planned to meet a specific demand for research and contracts with administrations, companies, entities and social movements that have been periodically dema ... [+]

Professional outings

The degree is planned to meet a specific demand for research and contracts with administrations, companies, entities and social movements that have been periodically demanding work in this direction. The main part of this demand comes from the national research plans, undertaken by the ministries of Education, or Science and Technology; of the Autonomous Administrations, either directly from the Presidency, or through the corresponding Ministries (Education and Culture, or Housing and Social Welfare preferably), organisms and research agencies of an autonomous nature (FICYT, General Directorate of Universities of the Government of the Principality of Asturias), professional associations (Association of the Press, for example), social, political or trade union movements (CCOO, PCE, Juan Muñiz Zapico Foundation), companies (HUNOSA), Museums (Museum of the People of Asturias), or local administrations ( being the City councils usual funders of enough contracts and projects linked to the local history or ephemerides of different types).... [-]

Spain Oviedo
September 2019
Spanish
Full-time
1 year
Campus
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University of St Andrews

The MLitt in Middle Eastern History offers students the opportunity to explore in depth a variety of topics relating to the history and culture of this crucially signific ... [+]

The MLitt in Middle Eastern History offers students the opportunity to explore in depth a variety of topics relating to the history and culture of this crucially significant region of the world. The course draws upon the wide range of expertise within the School of History.

The MLitt in Middle Eastern History is a taught postgraduate programme run by the School of History.

Highlights Students explore in depth a broad variety of historical topics including social, political, cultural and intellectual history of this crucially significant region of the world. Fields available to explore include: classical Islamic history (Umayyads and Abbasids); the Seljuks; the medieval Islamic east; mediaeval Anatolia; the Ayyubid and Mamluk Near East; Ottoman History; Mediaeval Armenia; Islamic intellectual history; and various other fields subject to prior consultation. The course introduces students to methodological and analytical approaches, including Orientalism. Teaching format ... [-]
United Kingdom Saint Andrews
September 2019
English
Full-time
1 year
Campus
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University of Stirling

The Master of Research in Historical Research is a one-year course that is research-oriented and allows you to specialise in particular research areas. ... [+]

Overview

The Master of Research in Historical Research is a one-year course that is research-oriented and allows you to specialise in particular research areas.

The MRes is designed to:

enable you to become a well-trained historian demonstrate your ability to undertake research to doctoral level at Stirling or other universities in Britain and overseas

Both of these aims are achieved through the completion of independent study modules, field seminars and skills training conducted under supervision. You’ll also be allocated an individual supervisor to direct your independent study and plan the curriculum to reflect your interests and needs.

Our course prepares you for further research by covering many different topics including:... [-]

United Kingdom Stirling
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English
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 24 months
Campus
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Lingnan University

Among the senior faculty, our Chair Professor, Richard Davis, specialises in middle-period China (Five Dynasties to Song period). His publications touch upon cultural his ... [+]

MPhil in History

Normal Duration: 2 years (Full-time)

Place: Hong Kong

The Department of History at Lingnan currently has ten full-time faculty members, and their research areas cover pre-modern and modern Chinese history, history of Hong Kong, modern British and European history, history of Russia and Central Asia, and American history. The Department is particularly interested in recruiting students who are interested in transnational history.

Professor Liu William Guanglin’s research focuses on Chinese economic history, political economy of late Imperial China, Chinese military history, Neo-Confucianism and the market economy in a historical perspective.

Professor Lau Chi-pang is a specialist of Hong Kong History, Ming and Qing China, Modern China, Chinese Intellectual History.... [-]

Hong Kong Tuen Mun
September 2019
English
Full-time
18 - 36 months
Campus
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INISEG Instituto Internacional de Estudios en Seguridad Global

The Master of Military History is an official degree of II livello (second level) of the Pegasus University of Italy, which gives access to the doctorate due to its adapt ... [+]

Presentation

The Master of Military History is an official degree of II livello (second level) of the Pegasus University of Italy, which gives access to the doctorate due to its adaptation and reception to the Bologna plan and the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). This master's degree focuses on the records of armed conflicts in the history of mankind, including the evolution of materials, weapons, tactics and strategies employed throughout history.

What content does this online master have?

In the modules of this official master's degree in Military History you will see all those events that occurred over the years that can be considered within the category of social conflicts, going through fights between tribes to the great wars of Humanity.... [-]

Spain Madrid Zamora
September 2019
Spanish
Full-time
Part-time
9 months
Online
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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

History matters. The master’s degree program in history at the VU trains you to become a professional historian. The course is broad-based and also allows you to speciali ... [+]

History matters. The master’s degree program in history at the VU trains you to become a professional historian. The course is broad-based and also allows you to specialize in a particular area of history. Each specialization is based on one of the chairs of the History Department. The progress of your study is personally mentored by a professor. According to a student, “History at the VU distinguishes itself by its small community of students and the support of its staff.”

STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAM

All students follow a number of basic courses. In addition, you choose the broad master’s curriculum or one of the five specializations. If you decide to follow the broad master’s curriculum then you make your own choice from the other subjects offered. Each specialization is connected to one or more of the chairs of the History Department. The progress of your study is personally mentored by a member of the academic staff. Some specializations are in English; others are in Dutch, but with some courses in English.... [-]

Netherlands Amsterdam
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English,Dutch
Full-time
1 year
Campus
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