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

Global Gateway Program - Humanities and Social Sciences Pre-Bachelor Global Gateway Program - Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Any time
  • International $ 18,525 per semester
  • 4 months

For international students who meet The University of Vermont admissions requirements but don't yet have the required English language level, the University of Vermont Global Gateway Program - Humanities and social sciences provides an undergraduate degree pathway that combines English training with 28-30 University course credits (equivalent to Year 1 of a bachelor's degree); or 14-15 University course credits for the 1-term program.

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Comparative History: Late Antique, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies M.A. Comparative History: Late Antique, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 12,000 per year
  • International € 12,000 per year
  • 24 months

Offered jointly with the Department of History at CEU, the medieval track of this program focuses on political, social, intellectual, religious, and economic history as well as on material and spiritual culture in the period between 300 and 1600 C.E. It is designed for applicants with a three-year bachelor’s degree in history, medieval studies, or a related field.

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Medieval Studies M.A. Medieval Studies
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 12,000 per year
  • International € 12,000 per year
  • 10 months

This program is designed for applicants with a strong research agenda who already have an academic background in medieval history or related disciplines such as philology/literature, philosophy, art history, or archaeology with a focus on medieval Latin, Slavonic, Byzantine, or early modern Ottoman culture. Students in the program pursue an intensive, multidisciplinary study of Late Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the Early Modern period, including an emphasis on modern research methodologies and the languages of medieval source materials.

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History M.A. History
  • Aug 2016
  • National $ 4,479 per semester
  • International $ 9,757 per semester
  • 24 months

The graduate degree in History at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville serves as important preparation for the pursuit of a variety of career opportunities. Some students choose to pursue careers as history instructors, while others choose to pursue careers in various other fields.

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Euroculture: Society, Politics and Culture in a Global Context M.A. Euroculture: Society, Politics and Culture in a Global Context
  • Any time
  • EEA € 1,400 per semester
  • International € 4,000 per semester
  • 24 months

Euroculture: Society, Politics and Culture in a Global Context at the Jagiellonian University is a full-time interdisciplinary and transnational Master programme. Students study in at least two universities in the consortium, from which they obtain a Joint Degree.

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Anthropology M.A. Anthropology
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 830 per semester
  • International € 830 per semester
  • € 830 per semester
  • 24 months

Anthropology at Estonian Institute of Humanities is nurtured by a cosmopolitan staff whose regional research interests cover the Baltics, Scandinavia, South America, Caribbean, Turkey, India, New Zealand, and the UK. The programme aims to find new connections between disciplines and projects rely on different multi-media methods such as film, photography, sound recordings, interactive media and museum installations.

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In Paris Studies: History and Culture M.A. In Paris Studies: History and Culture
  • Oct 2016
  • EEA £ 6,300 per year
  • International £ 12,900 per year
  • 12 months

This exciting Master's programme in Paris Studies 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 M.Sc. History
  • Jan 2017
  • Sep 2016
  • Not specified
  • 12 months

Join our flexible online history masters programme and study for a graduate degree with one of the world’s most prestigious universities at a pace that suits you and fits around your ongoing work or personal commitments.

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History of Science, Medicine, and Technology M.Sc. History of Science, Medicine, and Technology
  • Oct 2016
  • EEA € 3,739 per year
  • International € 13,455 per year
  • 12 months

The history of science is a long-established discipline in Oxford. Since 1925, the Museum of the History of Science in the Old Ashmolean Building has housed an outstanding collection of scientific instruments and a library of 18,000 items.

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Holocaust Studies M.A. Holocaust Studies
  • Oct 2016
  • International $ 9,000 per year
  • 12 months

The unique, multidisciplinary MA Program in Holocaust Studies is dedicated to creating and nurturing a new generation of Holocaust researchers and educators.

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University Transfer Program – General Arts & Sciences Pre-Bachelor University Transfer Program – General Arts & Sciences
  • Jan 2017
  • Aug 2016
  • National $ 31,500 per year
  • International $ 31,500 per year
  • 12 months

The University Transfer Program – General Arts & Sciences program is offered at ONCAMPUS Boston. The ONCAMPUS Boston Centre offers a 1st-year university program at Wheelock College. Students earn 24-32 credits taking a normal freshman course load in classes that are taught by Wheelock College faculty to small groups of international students.

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