Masters in Humanities



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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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Suggested Masters in History

M.A. Historical, Literary & Cultural Studies

Whether you are interested in the ancient world, political history or religious history; the Research Master’s programme in Historical, Literary and Cultural Studies offers something for each and everyone. There are three Master’s specialisations: Historical Studies, Literary Studies or Art and Visual Culture. Each programme has their own focus. Historical Studies focuses mainly on the visual and material culture from the Antiquity. Literary studies focuses on classical and modern languages like German, Spanish, French and English. Art and Visual culture focuses on visual and material culture from Antiquity to the present.

Faculty of Arts
M.A. Historical Studies

In keeping with the critical traditions of The New School, the innovative Historical Studies master’s program conceives of history as a way of thinking, a form of inquiry, and a mode of critique. Inspired by our department’s founders — Helen and Charles Tilly, Joan Scott, Perry Anderson, and Eric Hobsbawm — our faculty share a strong commitment to the historical interrogation of social power in the modern world.

The New School for Social Research
M.A. Israel Studies

The International Master’s Degree Program in Israel Studies offers students the opportunity to partake in in-depth study of the State of Israel covering periods of the beginning of the Zionist movement to the present day. This program is offered by University of Haifa.

University of Haifa International School
M.A. European Studies

The European Studies programme at Europa-Universität Flensburg is a full-time two year degree taught exclusively in English. With its focus on regional development and cooperation as well as external relations of the EU, the programme attracts students from all over the world.

International Institute of Management