Masters in Historical Studies

Nalanda University

Program Description

Masters in Historical Studies

Nalanda University

School of Historical studies

The School of Historical Studies is a dynamic community of faculty members and graduate students. The School pursues an open-ended yet rigorous, scientific enquiry into fundamental questions that concern the historical imagination. The School is dedicated to reframing and rethinking the interconnections between time, memory, and history in Asian and non-Asian contexts. Faculty in the School of Historical Studies understand historical studies to encompass all questions critical to human understanding. These questions include how humans make or made sense of the past, how historical understanding of the past can transform the present, and the various ways in which the present is constituted or constructed by the past.

Faculty members combine a rich variety of methodologies and disciplinary backgrounds to bear on their research and teaching of history including anthropology, sociology, archaeology, religious studies, philosophy, economic history, political science, philology, visual studies, and art history. Students in the School develop critical understandings of global histories, cultural-political histories, economic histories, intellectual histories, oral and visual histories, art histories, and religious histories.

The School of Historical Studies is committed to undertaking and fostering research that begins with the categories and concepts of historical agents and critically engages with putative, universal categories of human experience.

Masters Programme

The Masters programme will entail 2 history courses, language courses and supervised thesis spread over two semesters.

The programme in Archeology will include training in laboratory work ,study for epigraphy and field research. The Art History programme will include the study of cross-cultural influences and adaptation ,comparative analysis of Asian and European arts and the architectural traditions of various regions and Religions. Focus areas in the School of Historical Studies include Asian connections, archaeology, art history, global history and economic history Nalanda Graduates.

In addition to teaching ,research and academic careers Nalanda Students are finding employment in corporate and government sectors ,media and journalism, diplomacy, international organizations and museums.


The School has established connections for collaborative research links with institutions around the world. Some of the major ones are:

  • Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre,
  • Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (Singapore)
  • Chulalongkorn University (Thailand)
  • Peking University (China) Archaeological Survey of India (ASI, India) European Consortium for Asian Field Study (ECAF, France) International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS, Netherlands)
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated October 8, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
July 2017
2 semesters
Full time
470 USD
Start date July 2017
India Delhi, NCR-Delhi
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Duration 2 semesters
Price 470 USD
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