History is the science concerned with finding, gathering, structuring and passing on facts about events in the past. It aims at objectively establishing a cause-effect explanation of events in a chronological, complete and truthful manner.
The study of history helps us understand why the human society is the way it is today, why there are differences between societies and how people and society have evolved over time. A good understanding of the past leads to better decisions in the present and better planning for the future. Although History is regarded as a descriptive science of the past, it has great impact on the present.
A student of this discipline will learn how to assess evidence of various types, how to interpret conflict in an objective, based manner and how to assess and explain past changes. This discipline of studies offers a broad perspective that offers flexibility, good analytical skills, good writing and speaking skills, capacity to identify, assess and explain trends and behaviours and great research skills. All these attributes are vital in a number of different occupations in the job market, so a graduate of history has a wide range of jobs that he or she could be fit for.
The MA degree in History is designed for history students with a wide variety of interests, including those intending to continue on for Ph.D. work in history; secondary education teachers interested in graduate work concentrating on history, political science, or geography; and those interested in a career in public history.
The Trilingual branch of the Master in Advanced European and International Studies (MAEIS) is a one-year programme which takes place in Nice (France), Berlin (Germany) and Rome (Italy). The interdisciplinary Master in European Studies and International Relations aims at giving students an overarching, encompassing vision of the political, social, economic, and cultural problems of today’s modern world. Courses are taught in English, French and German.
The two-year MA program in Archaeology and History of Art (ARHA) is an interdisciplinary Masters degree program whose primary goal is to provide an in-depth education in the history of art and architecture, archaeology, and cultural heritage of the lands that comprise present day Turkey.
This interdisciplinary and interdepartmental program focuses on developing aptitudes for critical assessment of tangible structures and objects such as buildings, monuments, and works of art, as well as intangible heritage like traditions, languages, and knowledge. Graduates of the program will be capable of working at various levels in cultural heritage/ cultural resource management. Planned start date: September 2014.
The program builds on the scholarly excellence, rich curriculum and unique institutional resources the University of Haifa offers in the fields of Jewish and Israeli history, Middle Eastern politics and society, and on the successful experience of international academic collaborations.
The Research Master's specialisations are an excellent choice for talented students who want to prepare themselves for an international academic career. Indeed, the diversity of our teaching and research staff will allow you to specialise in almost any subject, and the space we offer within the Master's specialisations for research and studies at home and abroad allows you to put together a training programme that perfectly meets your wishes.
This program is designed for applicants with a strong research agenda and academic background in medieval history or related disciplines. Students in the program pursue an intensive, interdisciplinary study of the Middle Ages, and can choose specializations in religious studies, urban history, cultural heritage studies, environmental/landscape history, Late Antique, Byzantine and early Ottoman studies, and medieval manuscript studies.
The one-year International Master’s Program in Holocaust Studies at the University of Haifa is dedicated to creating and nurturing a new generation of Holocaust researchers and educators.
The Master of History covers three distinct areas: discipline knowledge, a choice of area studies, and writing history. The M.Hist suits students coming to the study of history for the first time as well as those who want to extend their knowledge in particular areas or upgrade their professional qualifications.
The Anglophone branch of the Master in Advanced European and International Studies (MAEIS) is a one-year programme which takes place in Istanbul (Turkey), Nice (France) and Berlin (Germany). The interdisciplinary Master in European Studies and International Relations aims at giving students an overarching, encompassing vision of the political, social, economic, and cultural problems of today’s modern world. Courses are taught in English.
The Institute of Archaeology offers a modern and flexible program of academic instruction. Students are given an opportunity to develop their individual interests. The study program is designed not only to give students the very best training in the archaeological profession but also to provide knowledge and skills helpful in ensuring a good start in other disciplines.
The MA program in Political Philosophy is designed for students interested in philosophical reflection on the most complex and substantial issues underlying contemporary politics. Political Philosophy is a discipline that studies the ways, in which people order their collective life, what good and just society is, and how our critical capacity and individual agency can transform the world we live in.