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7 MA Programs in Cultural History

A Master of Arts or MA is graduate-level degree that entails a focused course of study and often requires a thesis as a culminating activity. Many master’s degrees take one year or more to complete. What is an MA in Cultural History? This graduate degree combines the studies of history and anthropology in order to explore and better understand cultural traditions. The goal is often to create… Read more

A Master of Arts or MA is graduate-level degree that entails a focused course of study and often requires a thesis as a culminating activity. Many master’s degrees take one year or more to complete.

What is an MA in Cultural History? This graduate degree combines the studies of history and anthropology in order to explore and better understand cultural traditions. The goal is often to create or recreate cultural understanding of historical events. If you choose to pursue this MA, you should plan to focus on an anthropological understanding of history and historical experience. This degree will likely help you better understand not just history but contemporary cultural practices.

With an MA in Cultural History, you should expect to refine not just your understanding of the subject matter but also your critical thinking skills, your writing skills, and your ability to understand and analyze the relations of humans generally. These skills may help you be successful in all of life and are likely transferable to a number of careers.

As with any degree, the cost for an MA in Cultural History may vary between schools. When researching any particular program, contact the school directly to learn about the most current tuition rate.

With an MA in Cultural History, you may expect to pursue a job in education, possibly higher education. An MA in Cultural History can be a strong building block towards a more advanced degree, such as a PhD, in cultural history or a related field. Individuals with this MA often work as research anthropologists or as researchers in other areas of the social sciences. You may also go on to pursue a career as a social worker or educator.

There are many MA in Cultural History programs available, both at traditional institutions and online. You should research several programs before selecting the one that best suits your needs. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Royal College of Art
London, United Kingdom

The V&A/RCA MA History of Design draws on the exceptional resources and national and international networks of two world-leading centres of excellence for scholarship and ... +

The V&A/RCA MA History of Design draws on the exceptional resources and national and international networks of two world-leading centres of excellence for scholarship and creativity, the RCA and the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A). With a base at the RCA and dedicated programme rooms and library at the V&A, since its foundation in 1983, this pioneering programme has earned a worldwide reputation as the leading MA programme in the field. Our research-led teaching and experiential methods inspire and train future leaders in the field. -
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English
Sep 2023
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Utrecht University
Utrecht, Netherlands

In this Master's program, we examine the role of culture in shaping past and present. We learn about the history of ideas and social practices, study how people use history to ... +

In this Master's program, we examine the role of culture in shaping past and present. We learn about the history of ideas and social practices, study how people use history today, apply cultural theories, and explore the formation of social identities and cultural heritage. We use transnational and comparative approaches to examine European cultural history in a global context. -
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Part-time
English, Dutch
Campus
 
The University of Texas at Dallas
Richardson, USA

The Master of Arts in History of Ideas degree program is designed both for individuals wishing to enhance their knowledge of the history of thought and culture and the skills ... +

The Master of Arts in History of Ideas degree program is designed both for individuals wishing to enhance their knowledge of the history of thought and culture and the skills for studying it and for those intending to pursue a doctorate in a related field. Students concentrate on the study of philosophy and intellectual and cultural history, with a focus on modern Europe and America. -
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Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 

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Spertus Institute
Chicago, USA

This unique program is for Jewish communal executives with 12+ years of professional/managerial experience. Participants from across North America learn to leverage opportunit ... +

This unique program is for Jewish communal executives with 12+ years of professional/managerial experience. Participants from across North America learn to leverage opportunity, inspire excellence in staff and trustees, and lead through times of change. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Ruskin College
Oxford, United Kingdom

The course covers the role of history in the public arena: museums, documentaries, monuments, lectures, guided tours and community events are just some of the things that cons ... +

The course covers the role of history in the public arena: museums, documentaries, monuments, lectures, guided tours and community events are just some of the things that constitute Public History. It also examines the relationship between history and politics, and the powerful influence of history on contemporary society. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Western University Faculty of Social Science
Ottawa, Canada

Students in the M.A. in History program may choose either the 3-term (1 year) cognate option or the 6- term (2-year) thesis option.

Students in the M.A. in History program may choose either the 3-term (1 year) cognate option or the 6- term (2-year) thesis option. -
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English
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University of Winchester

History at Winchester concentrates on different geographical scales of history, including local and global perspectives. It gives you the opportunity to engage with a range of ... +

History at Winchester concentrates on different geographical scales of history, including local and global perspectives. It gives you the opportunity to engage with a range of approaches to the study of history, examining a range of historical subjects from ancient history to the present. -
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English
Campus