More information about the History discipline

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.

Suggested Studies

  • Master in Comparative Studies in History and Society

    The program, which serves a growing need in Turkey for interdisciplinary graduate programs in the social sciences, offers a theoretically-driven, historically-informed, and empirically-rigorous graduate education.

  • Master in Non-Thesis MA Program in Comparative Studies in History and Society

    The non-thesis MA program in Comparative Studies in History and Society combines the strengths of the sociology and history departments of Koç University in an interdisciplinary Master of Arts (M.A.) program. The program serves a growing need in Turkey for interdisciplinary graduate programs in the social sciences.

  • Master in Central European History

    This program prepares students in interdisciplinary research in early modern, modern and contemporary Central, Southeastern and Eastern European history.

  • Master in History

    Situated in the oldest and Roman city in the Netherlands, the Department of History at Radboud University Nijmegen offers two specialisations for international students. These specialisations aim to make students astute observers and shapers of the legacies and images of the past in the contemporary world. Our department is renowned for its pursuit of academic excellence and for its commitment to an outstanding education, based on active participation by students.

  • Master in Political Philosophy

    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.

  • Master in International Relations and World History

    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.

  • Master in Local, Family and Applied History

    The Graduate Diploma in Local Family and Applied History is designed specifically for students who are interested in the pursuit of local, family and applied history for personal, community or professional reasons. It offers training in, for example, family and local history sources and approaches, heritage conservation, history and museums, monuments and memorials, oral history, and history in film.

  • Master in Modern British Studies

    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

  • Master in Celtic Archaeology

    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.

  • Master in Political Science

    The program of studies consists of theoretical and practical subjects that enable obtaining the extensive knowledge as well as skills and social competences in political sciences. It focuses on Europe (first of all the European Union as well as Central and Eastern Europe – because of this the Program has a strong profile of both European and regional studies).

  • Master in Baltic Sea Region Studies

    2-year program provides an opportunity to obtain an interdisciplinary Master’s degree in Baltic Sea Region issues. The Baltic Sea region includes eleven countries around the Baltic Sea and its close neighbours, such as small states like Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and Iceland, but also regional and global powers like Germany, Poland and Russia, whose coastal lands belong to the region. With a population of over 100 million people, it is a significant and thriving European region.

  • Master in Histoire Europeenne Contemporaine (academique)

    A historical perspective is of key importance to tomorrows professionals in the academic, business and political world to deal with socio-political issues of the future. The Master in European Contemporary History gives the right expertise to explore contemporary European issues.



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