Masters in History

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 everyone understand why human society is the way it is today, why there are differences between societies and how people 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 with a Master’s degree in history will learn how to assess evidence of various types, how to interpret conflict in an objective, based manner and how to explain past changes. History studies offer flexibility, help students develop good analytical skills, the capacity to identify, analyse and explain trends and behaviours and great research skills.

All the attributes above are vital, especially for students with a Bachelor’s degree in history, who can find employment as historic buildings/conservation officers, museum/gallery curators, archaeologists, broadcast journalists or academic librarians.

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Suggested Master's Programmes

First World War Studies M.A. First World War Studies
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 5,430 per year
  • International £ 13,340 per year
  • 12 months

This new MA programme explores the military, cultural, political and social history of the First World War, introducing you to advanced concepts of historiography and cultural theory. The First World War Studies programme is offered at the University of Kent.

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Eighteenth Century Cultures M.Sc. Eighteenth Century Cultures
  • Sep 2017
  • Not specified
  • 12 months

This programme will immerse you in the visual, material, literary, and intellectual history of the Enlightenment from a unique vantage point, drawing on our unrivalled access to the museums, galleries, libraries, and concert halls that informed a culture of Enlightenment throughout Britain, Europe, and across the Atlantic.

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Jewish History and Culture M.A. Jewish History and Culture
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA £ 7,500 per year
  • International £ 15,920 per year
  • 12 months

First launched in 1997, the MA in Jewish History and Culture programme from the University of Southampton offers a rich encounter with the main currents in Jewish history and culture through the ages, drawing on and fostering the use of many different scholarly disciplines.

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Theology in History M.Sc. Theology in History
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA £ 8,500 per year
  • International £ 17,400 per year
  • 12 months

This flexible programme in Theology in History from The University of Edinburgh looks at the Christian past from a variety of perspectives – theological, philosophical and historical – and provides options for special study of themes from the early church to modern times.

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The Contemporary (Paris) M.A. The Contemporary (Paris)
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 7,310 per year
  • International £ 13,340 per year
  • 12 months

This is an interdisciplinary programme in the field of contemporary culture. It is a unique collaboration between the University of Kent and the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London. The Contemporary (Paris) programme is offered at University of Kent.

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European Women's and Gender History (MATILDA) M.A. European Women's and Gender History (MATILDA)
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA € 12,000 per year
  • International € 12,000 per year
  • 24 months

Established as part of the EU Erasmus programme, the European Women's and Gender History (MATILDA) at Central European University (CEU) is designed for students wishing to develop expertise in women’s and gender history, as well as European history, and who are interested in intercultural exchange.

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Mediterranean Studies M.A. Mediterranean Studies
  • Oct 2016
  • EEA € 3,000 per year
  • International € 3,000 per year
  • 12 months

The MA in Mediterranean Studies is designed to be a flexible and dynamic umbrella program that covers a wide variety of issues and problems of the mediterranean area across different disciplines (i.e., Political Science, International Relations, Cultural Studies, and Economics). It is premised on a multidimensional approach to an array of pressing, though interdependent, questions such as conflict, security and nationalism; democratization, civil society and the Arab Spring; Cultures and multiculturalism; women’s issues and activism; economic crisis and development; and energy security and environmental challenges. The collaborative structure of the program facilitates the diverse contributions of faculty of the different participating institutions, enabling and sustaining the program’s wide-ranging focus.

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Imperial History M.A. Imperial History
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 5,430 per year
  • International £ 13,340 per year
  • 12 months

The Imperial History programme at the University of Kent allows you to examine key themes and regions in the making of world history, from the 18th century to the present day.

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Comparative History (1 Year) M.A. Comparative History (1 Year)
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA € 12,000 per year
  • International € 12,000 per year
  • 10 months

The one-year Comparative History (1 Year) MA program at Central European University (CEU) prepares students to conduct interdisciplinary and comparative research on topics in early modern, modern and contemporary history.

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Medieval and Renaissance Culture M.A. Medieval and Renaissance Culture
  • Oct 2016
  • EEA £ 7,500 per year
  • International £ 15,920 per year
  • 12 months

The MA in Medieval and Renaissance Culture programme from the University of Southampton is a reflection of the research interests of the academic staff associated with the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Culture (CMRC).

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Nuclear Deterrence Postgrad.Cert. Nuclear Deterrence
  • Any time
  • National $ 10,200
  • International $ 10,200
  • 18 months

Gain understanding of the history and contemporary issues related to nuclear deterrence, security, nonproliferation, and arms control. Through this professional graduate certificate in Nuclear Deterrence from Harvard University—developed in consultation with the US Air Force—you build expertise in deterrence theory and policy to help advance a career in the military, government, an international organization, or journalism.

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American History M.Sc. American History
  • Sep 2017
  • Not specified
  • 12 months

This MSc provides an introduction to advanced study in American history both to students who plan to embark on doctoral work and to students who simply want to spend a year pursuing intellectual interests developed as undergraduates.

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