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 Certificate in Civil War Studies is designed for students interested in the antebellum period, the Civil War years (1861 to 1865), and reconstruction era, and the social, cultural, economic, and political developments in the North and South.
A different approach, experience the antiquity from your own passion.
Classical & Archaeological Studies examines the textual and material evidence for a wide cross-section of the ancient world and includes three convergent research and teaching pathways: ancient history, classical literature, and archaeology. Many core areas in the investigation of the ancient world can be studied with us at postgraduate level.
The MRes in History will provide you with expert knowledge and understanding of research methods and offers access to training in appropriate subjects and generic skills. The MRes programme will also furnish you with professional skills such as communication, self-management, planning and ethical awareness and is thus in line with the UK Research Council’s training requirements for research students.
The Master of Arts in History provides its students with an exhaustive array of opportunities to pursue the world’s great personalities, events, nations, trends, periods, conflicts, and markings of progress. The degree program ensures that students will learn about the "big picture" through exposure to four historical perspectives or concentrations in Ancient and Classical, American, European, and Global History, while allowing options to tailor the major to individual needs during graduate study.
This exciting Masters programme 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.
Computers and information technology are increasingly important tools for both researching and managing archaeological materials. Taught within the internationally known research environment of the Southampton Archaeological Computing Research Group, in common with the MSc Archaeological Computing (GIS and Survey), this course will provide instruction in a wide range of computing skills that are used within archaeology including multimedia technologies, databases, WWW and electronic publication.
Stanford Classics offers an intellecturally vibrant and broadly transdisciplinary exploration of the ancient Mediterranean world. M.A. students specialize in literature, history, archaeology, or philosophy and the history of science; their training combines core skills and methods with innovative and theoretically informed approaches.
The Master’s Degree in Historical and Cultural Visualization is offered through the Department of Art, Art History and Visual Studies. The program integrates historical disciplines and the study of cultural artifacts with digital visualization techniques for the analysis and presentation of research. Students affiliate with an existing faculty research initiative, from which they will develop their own independent research project for the M.A. thesis.
The MA in Historical Research is designed to offer a grounding in historical research and either to prepare you for higher study at PhD level or – if taken as a stand-alone qualification – to cultivate transferable skills for employment in a range of related careers such as archives and libraries, teaching and research work. Past students have entered the wide range of careers open to arts and humanities graduates.
The MSc in Archaeological Computing (GIS and survey) provides an opportunity to study the use and implications of digital spatial and survey technologies, from GIS to Archaeological research and practice.
Join the MSc Architectural History and Theory and explore the latest methods, approaches and theories in the field. You’ll draw on the expertise of leading scholars and benefit from an unrivalled range of electives. As the programme progresses, you’ll gain practical experience through field trips and an optional work placement opportunity.