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 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.

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Suggested Master's Programmes

History of Art (with a Term in Rome) History of Art (with a Term in Rome)
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 7,250 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 12,900 per year
  • 12 months

The MA in History of Art (with a Term in Rome) provides a structured introduction to postgraduate study of the history and philosophy of art. It includes a term in Rome where we run the MA with the American University of Rome (who provide accommodation and facilities). A range of themes and approaches are considered in this MA with a particular focus on medieval, Renaissance and Baroque art in Italy. The first term is taught in Canterbury.

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Donauraum Studien (Postgradualer Studiengang) Donauraum Studien (Postgradualer Studiengang)
  • Feb 2016
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA € 911 per semester
  • Non-EEA € 911 per semester
  • 24 months

Der Studiengang vermittelt Grundlagen und Hintergrundwissen für ein tiefgreifendes Verständnis der mittel- und osteuropäischen Geschichte, Kultur, Wirtschaft, Politik sowie aktueller gesellschaftlicher Fragen. Schwerpunkt ist die historische und kulturelle Entwicklung der Region. Eine Vertiefung der Studienfächer wird in den Bereichen Kunst und Literatur angeboten. Im Wahlfachbereich steht den Studierenden nahezu das gesamte Angebot der Universität (juristische, politologische und wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fächer) offen.

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History (Research)(MA, PhD) History (Research)(MA, PhD)
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 4,052 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 12,890 per year
  • 12 months

The School of History is a lively, research-led department where postgraduate students are given the opportunity to work alongside academics recognised as experts in their respective fields. The School was placed second nationally for ‘world-class’ research in themost recent Research Assessment Exercise, and consistently scores highly in the National Student Survey.

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Civil War Studies Civil War Studies
  • Any time
  • National $ 7,125 per year
  • International $ 7,125 per year
  • Not specified

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.

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History History
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 4,700 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 10,800 per year
  • 12 months

MA History concentrates on different geographical scales of history, including local and global perspectives.

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Mediterranean Studies Mediterranean Studies
  • Oct 2015
  • EEA € 3,000 per year
  • Non-EEA € 3,000 per year
  • 12 months

The MA in Mediterranean Studies is designed to be a flexible and dynamic umbrella program that covers a wide variety of issues and problems of the mediterranean area across different disciplines (i.e., Political Science, International Relations, Cultural Studies, and Economics). It is premised on a multidimensional approach to an array of pressing, though interdependent, questions such as conflict, security and nationalism; democratization, civil society and the Arab Spring; Cultures and multiculturalism; women’s issues and activism; economic crisis and development; and energy security and environmental challenges. The collaborative structure of the program facilitates the diverse contributions of faculty of the different participating institutions, enabling and sustaining the program’s wide-ranging focus.

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Ancient History with a Term in Rome Ancient History with a Term in Rome
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 7,250 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 12,900 per year
  • 12 months

The MA in Ancient History (with a Term in Rome) has a focus on research training that places you in a strong position for further study for a PhD, or for careers outside academia that require research skills.

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Mitteleuropäische Geschichte Mitteleuropäische Geschichte
  • Feb 2016
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA € 911 per semester
  • Non-EEA € 911 per semester
  • 24 months

Der Studiengang „Mitteleuropäische Geschichte“ (MEG) spezialisiert sich auf die historische Entwicklung in Mitteleuropa (Donaumonarchie und ihre Nachfolgestaaten unter Einbeziehung Deutschlands und der Schweiz) im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert.

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Cartoons and Caricature Cartoons and Caricature
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 4,052 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 12,890 per year
  • 24 months

The British Cartoon Archive was established in 1973 at the University of Kent, to collect and preserve British cartoons of social and political comment, and make them freely available for study. It is a library, archive, gallery and registered museum, dedicated to the history of British cartooning over the last 200 years. We accept candidates for the degree of MA, MPhil or PhD by research and thesis. Staff supervision comes from the appropriate departments.

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Heritage Management - Joint Programme with University of Kent Heritage Management - Joint Programme with University of Kent
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA € 5,000 per year
  • Non-EEA € 5,000 per year
  • 18 months

The MA in Heritage Management is an intensive three semester (one and a half academic year) postgraduate programme which uniquely combines the worlds of archaeology and business and is taught in Athens at Eleusina, an area of world-class archaeological significance. It focuses on teaching the skills required for the management of heritage sites across the world and how to effectively work with archaeologists, architects, conservators, marketing and education specialists while fundraising and supervising specific projects.

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Palaeolithic Archaeology and Human Origins Palaeolithic Archaeology and Human Origins
  • Oct 2015
  • EEA € 7,300 per year
  • Non-EEA € 15,160 per year
  • 12 months

This course aims to examine the rich, global archaeological evidence for the study of our earliest origins, using Palaeolithic and Quaternary archives, and provides you with the basis for future research work.

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Israel Studies Israel Studies
  • Oct 2015
  • National € 5,600 per year
  • International £ 10,330 per year
  • 12 months

The program builds on the scholarly excellence, rich curriculum and unique institutional resources the University of Haifa offers in the fields of Jewish and Israeli history, Middle Eastern politics and society, and on the successful experience of international academic collaborations.

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