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 in Heritage Management is an intensive three semester (one and a half academic year) postgraduate programme which uniquely combines the worlds of archaeology and business and is taught in Athens at Eleusina, an area of world-class archaeological significance. It focuses on teaching the skills required for the management of heritage sites across the world and how to effectively work with archaeologists, architects, conservators, marketing and education specialists while fundraising and supervising specific projects.
The Master Program in American Studies features a two-semester, interdisciplinary curriculum designed to intellectually engage American society in all its richness and complexity. Students will complete eight courses including American history, politics, culture, visual arts, economics, religion, law and literature, and will prepare a final thesis on a topic of their choice.
This degree course is based around the study of British and Irish local and regional history between 1750 and 1950. Using our world-class collection of online primary source materials you will be encouraged to produce an independent research project on a topic of your choice. It will suit you if you have the appropriate entry qualifications, a passion for history and are looking for an intellectual challenge.
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.
This MA programme in International Relations and World History gives you the opportunity to develop your analytical excellence in a field of internationally relevant research. A wide selection of modules allows you to specialise in a variety of different areas. Dissertations are written under the guidance of experienced academic staff, who include world-leading experts on China and Asia in general, Africa, Europe and Russia.
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.
This new programme provides an intellectually rigorous introduction to Modern British Studies through two core modules and your choice of optional modules. You will benefit from the expertise of a large number of British historians at Birmingham, who will both teach on the programme and provide expert supervision for your dissertation
This course in Celtic Archaeology is designed to allow students to further their undergraduate interest in archaeology or a related subject, and to develop the skills and knowledge needed if they decided to undertake further research into the past. The modular degree scheme includes a choice of specialist modules in aspects of Celtic Archaeology, Theory and Interpretation in Celtic Archaeology and training modules to develop relevant skills.
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.
Este curso de mestrado destina-se a estudantes e profissionais de diversas áreas científicas que desejem aprofundar o conhecimento sobre a presença portuguesa no mundo e percepcionar os seus impactos no presente. Destinado a um público vasto e geograficamente heterogéneo o curso pretende oferecer uma formação de excelência nesta área de estudos.
The Richmond MA in Art History and Visual Culture is an exciting, challenging and cutting-edge academic program, completed over one year in a central London location. The programme builds on the success of Richmonds MA in Art History which, over more than a decade, established an international reputation for its innovative, intercultural curriculum and successful record of student placement in world-class museums, galleries and PhD programs.
The programme is designed for students with a keen interest in studying the remote as well as the more recent past of the countries, peoples, and cultures of Africa, Asia and the Middle East. It is also ideal for students who seek to understand the historical conditions of the contemporary world from a global perspective.