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

History M.A. History
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 5,220 per year
  • International £ 14,100 per year
  • 12 months

This MA in History from Queen's University Belfast aims to provide students with the opportunity to explore and deepen their knowledge of history and develop their skills as historians through the critical evaluation of primary and secondary sources, the collection and collation of research data, and the formulation and presentation of arguments and discussions.

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Eighteenth Century Cultures M.Sc. Eighteenth Century Cultures
  • Sep 2016
  • 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 2016
  • 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 2016
  • EEA £ 8,100 per year
  • International £ 16,500 per year
  • 12 months

This flexible programme 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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European Women's and Gender History (MATILDA) M.A. European Women's and Gender History (MATILDA)
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 12,000 per year
  • International € 12,000 per year
  • 24 months

Offered jointly with the Department of History, MATILDA aims to provide expertise in women’s and gender history, european history, and intercultural relations. the program is operated by five European universities and students can study at two or more.

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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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Comparative History (1 Year) M.A. Comparative History (1 Year)
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 12,000 per year
  • International € 12,000 per year
  • 10 months

The program prepares students in interdisciplinary and comparative research 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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European Politics and French Postgrad.Cert. European Politics and French
  • Any time
  • EEA € 9,000 per year
  • International € 9,000 per year
  • 12 months

Starting in September 2016, this new programme will offer undergraduate and graduate students the unique opportunity to study European Politics and French in Lille.

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American History M.Sc. American History
  • Sep 2016
  • 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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Humanitarian Studies M.Sc. Humanitarian Studies
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 6,900 per year
  • International £ 15,300 per year
  • 12 months

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine offers a Master of Science in Humanitarian Studies.

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History (MAE) Master History (MAE)
  • Sep 2016
  • National $ 9,500 per year
  • International $ 17,300 per year
  • Not specified

WKU is in the midst of a transformation - physical, intellectual, cultural and economic – and is becoming A Leading American University with International Reach. Whether in a neighboring community or in a distant country, WKU faculty and students are engaged in relevant applied research that provides solutions to real problems.

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