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 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.

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Suggested Master's Programmes

History (Research)(MA, PhD) History (Research)(MA, PhD)
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 4,052 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 12,890 per year
  • 12 months

The School of History is a lively, research-led department where postgraduate students are given the opportunity to work alongside academics recognised as experts in their respective fields. The School was placed second nationally for ‘world-class’ research in themost recent Research Assessment Exercise, and consistently scores highly in the National Student Survey.

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History History
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 4,700 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 10,800 per year
  • 12 months

MA History concentrates on different geographical scales of history, including local and global perspectives.

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Maritime Civilizations Maritime Civilizations
  • Oct 2015
  • International $ 9,100 per year
  • 12 months

The International MA Program in Maritime Civilizations offers students an exceptional opportunity to explore the history, archaeology, and fabric of maritime societies, as well as the natural environment in which they developed and the anthropogenic environments in which they currently exist.

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History of Science, Medicine, Environment and Technology History of Science, Medicine, Environment and Technology
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 5,250 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 12,890 per year
  • 12 months

This programme is unique in teaching the collective history of science, medicine, environment and technology. It is also unique as it offers modules that combine imperial, ethical, and military history with general areas of history of science and medicine.

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Architectural History and Theory Architectural History and Theory
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 8,100 per year
  • International £ 16,500 per year
  • 12 months

Join the MSc Architectural History and Theory and explore the latest methods, approaches and theories in the field. You’ll draw on the expertise of leading scholars and benefit from an unrivalled range of electives. As the programme progresses, you’ll gain practical experience through field trips and an optional work placement opportunity.

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World Christianity World Christianity
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 8,100 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 16,500 per year
  • 12 months

This programme is designed to enable participants to understand a wide range of Christian belief, culture and practice throughout the world, in historical, theological, and sociological contexts.

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History-Capstone Option (European History) History-Capstone Option (European History)
  • Any time
  • National $ 350 per module
  • International $ 350 per module
  • Not specified

The Master of Arts in History provides its students with an exhaustive array of opportunities to pursue the world’s great personalities, events, nations, trends, periods, conflicts, and markings of progress. The degree program ensures that students will learn about the "big picture" through exposure to four historical perspectives or concentrations in Ancient and Classical, American, European, and Global History, while allowing options to tailor the major to individual needs during graduate study.

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M.A. in Paris Studies: History and Culture M.A. in Paris Studies: History and Culture
  • Oct 2015
  • EEA £ 6,300 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 12,900 per year
  • 12 months

This exciting Masters programme offers students the opportunity to explore key areas of the cultural and intellectual life of Paris. All teaching takes place at ULIP, within an historic building in the 7th arrondissement in central Paris. The aim is for students to develop practical and theoretical skills whilst deepening their knowledge of Paris through taught courses and directed research.

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History History
  • Dec 2015
  • National $ 1,704 per module
  • International $ 4,578 per module
  • Not specified

The History Graduate Program offers M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in medieval, early modern, and modern Europe, early and modern U.S., early modern and modern East Asia, and early modern and modern South Asia.

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Historical Research Historical Research
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 5,100 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 12,300 per year
  • 12 months

The MA in Historical Research is designed to offer a grounding in historical research and either to prepare you for higher study at PhD level or – if taken as a stand-alone qualification – to cultivate transferable skills for employment in a range of related careers such as archives and libraries, teaching and research work. Past students have entered the wide range of careers open to arts and humanities graduates.

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International Conflict International Conflict
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 5,200 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 12,100 per year
  • 12 months

This course will provide you with a substantial grounding in the theory and history of international conflict and of intra- and inter-state disputes in the contemporary international system. It explores the multidisciplinary theoretical roots of international conflict, drawing on contributions from subjects such as international relations, politics, economics, sociology and history.

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Black Sea Studies Black Sea Studies
  • Oct 2015
  • EEA € 2,500 per year
  • Non-EEA € 2,500 per year
  • 14 months

The Black Sea region, with its special geophysical and cultural characteristics, is regaining significance as a geopolitical region between Europe and Asia. The important natural resources and the crucial position of the region at the hub of international routes has aroused the interest of many nations over the ages, leading to numerous events of great cultural and historical significance.

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