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

First World War Studies First World War Studies, M.A.
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 5,430 per year
  • International £ 13,340 per year
  • 12 months

This new MA programme explores the military, cultural, political and social history of the First World War, introducing you to advanced concepts of historiography and cultural theory. The First World War Studies programme is offered at the University of Kent.

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Jewish History and Culture Jewish History and Culture, M.A.
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA £ 9,000 per year
  • International £ 16,710 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 Theology in History, M.Sc.
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA £ 8,500 per year
  • International £ 17,400 per year
  • 12 months

This flexible programme in Theology in History from The University of Edinburgh 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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The Contemporary (Paris) The Contemporary (Paris), M.A.
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 7,310 per year
  • International £ 13,340 per year
  • 12 months

This is an interdisciplinary programme in the field of contemporary culture. It is a unique collaboration between the University of Kent and the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London. The Contemporary (Paris) programme is offered at University of Kent.

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European Women's and Gender History (MATILDA) European Women's and Gender History (MATILDA), M.A.
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA € 12,000 per year
  • International € 12,000 per year
  • 24 months

Established as part of the EU Erasmus programme, the European Women's and Gender History (MATILDA) at Central European University (CEU) is designed for students wishing to develop expertise in women’s and gender history, as well as European history, and who are interested in intercultural exchange.

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History History, M.A.
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA € 2,006 per year
  • International € 9,432 per year
  • 12 months

The department of History at Radboud University offers a programme that aims to make students astute observers of all aspects of Roman history and empire. Besides that, subjects like Medieval history and Byzantine history will also be discussed during the Master’s programme.

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Comparative History (1 Year) Comparative History (1 Year), M.A.
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA € 12,000 per year
  • International € 12,000 per year
  • 10 months

The one-year Comparative History (1 Year) MA program at Central European University (CEU) prepares students to conduct interdisciplinary and comparative research on topics in early modern, modern and contemporary history.

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History of Art and/or Archaeology History of Art and/or Archaeology, M.A.
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA £ 7,985 per year
  • International £ 17,215 per year
  • 12 months

This MA in History of Art and/or Archaeology programme from SOAS, University of London is a unique opportunity to study the History of Art and/or Archaeology of Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

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Nuclear Deterrence Nuclear Deterrence, Postgrad.Cert.
  • Any time
  • National $ 10,200
  • International $ 10,200
  • 18 months

Gain understanding of the history and contemporary issues related to nuclear deterrence, security, nonproliferation, and arms control. Through this professional graduate certificate in Nuclear Deterrence from Harvard University - developed in consultation with the US Air Force - you build expertise in deterrence theory and policy to help advance a career in the military, government, an international organization, or journalism.

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Global Environmental History Global Environmental History, M.A.
  • Aug 2017
  • EEA € 0
  • International € 20,800
  • 24 months

Global Environmental History is an interdisciplinary field where the complex relationship between man and nature over time and space is at the centre. The programme from Uppsala University focuses on the historical changes, events, debates and analytical perspectives that have impacted and shaped the link between man and nature. By analysing these relationships in the past, the Master Programme in Global Environmental History also has the ambi­tion to interpret, explain and debate contemporary issues of sustainability.

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Graduate Pathway in History Graduate Pathway in History, Pre-Master
  • Any time
  • International $ 29,590
  • 8 months

The Graduate Pathway in History offers you the chance to enhance your English and academic ability. It will prepare you to successfully pursue graduate studies at University of South Florida.

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History History, Master
  • Jan 2017
  • Aug 2017
  • National $ 25,500
  • International $ 25,500
  • Not specified

Examine the past through a variety of critical approaches while engaging in deep investigation of how evidence and historical narratives have developed over time. The Master of Liberal Arts, History degree from Harvard University consists of nine courses—three of which you take to gain admission—and a thesis. You study through a combination of on-campus and online courses.

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