Masters in Humanities

History

Suggested Masters in History

M.A. First World War Studies

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.

School of History
M.A. Jewish History and Culture

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.

Humanities
M.A. The Contemporary (Paris)

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.

School of English
M.A. European Women's and Gender History (MATILDA)

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.

Department of Gender Studies

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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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