Master of Art Degrees in Cultural History

Compare 6 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 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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Master of arts in archeology and cultural history of the near east

Goethe University Frankfurt
Campus Full time 2 semesters October 2019 Germany Frankfurt

The one-year master's program in Archeology and Cultural History of the Middle East at the Institute of Archaeological Sciences of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main is followed by a four-year bachelor program. The degree program includes five modules - four compulsory and one elective module - in which special scientific and practical training elements are in the foreground. [+]

The one-year master's program in Archeology and Cultural History of the Middle East at the Institute of Archaeological Sciences of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main is followed by a four-year bachelor program. The degree program includes five modules - four compulsory and one elective module - in which special scientific and practical training elements are in the foreground.

The study program provides in-depth knowledge of the subject and methods and serves to practice good scientific practice. The students are instructed to make their own scientific contributions in written and oral form and to present them in the university public. It should, if necessary, Even with the involvement of our own work and the research on the extensive written tradition of the ancient Near Eastern cultures, a holistic picture appropriate to the respective question should be developed. The aim of the degree program is to sharpen a research and science profile, which has already been applied in the Bachelor's degree, and which is not only relevant for further work in teaching and research.... [-]


Master of Arts in Moving Cultures - Transcultural Encounters

Goethe University Frankfurt
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2019 Germany Frankfurt

The four semester Master’s degree programme Moving Cultures – Transcultural Encounters / Cultures en mouvement – rencontres transculturelles / Culturas en movimiento – encuentros transculturales (Moving Cultures) is a four language programme of study which deepens the culture and literary-science core competences acquired in an English, Romance language or comparable Bachelor degree programme and connects these with an interdisciplinary perspective on phenomena of cultural contact within the anglophone, francophone and Spanish-speaking world. [+]

The four-semester Master’s degree programme Moving Cultures – Transcultural Encounters / Cultures en movement – rencontres transculturelles / Culturas en movimiento – encuentros transculturales (Moving Cultures) is a four language programme of study which deepens the culture and literary-science core competencies acquired in an English, Romance language or comparable Bachelor degree programme and connects these with an interdisciplinary perspective on phenomena of cultural contact within the anglophone, francophone and Spanish-speaking world.

The Master’s degree programme Moving Cultures operates on the assumption that languages, literature, media and cultures are not constituted in ethnically self-contained, language-wise homogeneous and territorially delimited regions but rather through cross-border interconnections which arise from migration and contact.... [-]


MA in Public History

Ruskin College
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom Oxford + 1 more

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. [+]

This is a one-year full time, or two-year part-time postgraduate course.

It is aimed at students with a passion for history but does not necessarily require an undergraduate degree in the subject.

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.

WHAT WILL I STUDY ON THE COURSE?

Emphasis is placed upon students using course concepts to develop their own interests. Students write a portfolio of nine pieces of work (including pieces of public history) and a dissertation or produce a larger piece of public history as an alternative. Throughout students are encouraged to pursue their own interests and to prepare their work for publication and presentation.... [-]


Master of Arts in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master's programme in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage will introduce you to the theory and practice of conservation and offers nine specific conservation specialisations. [+]

The Master's programme in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage will introduce you to the theory and practice of conservation and offers nine specific conservation specialisations.

The Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage programme will introduce you to the theory and practice of conservation. In addition to nine conservation specialisations, specified under 'Study programme', we offer a track in Technical Art History. Our curricula combine theory with practice and humanities with science.

The conservator-restorer

A conservator-restorer works on the preservation and conservation of cultural heritage, a field in which conservators and technical art historians, as well as scientists, archaeologists, art historians and anthropologists, play a key role. The conservator-restorer represents an essential link with the object or artwork within multidisciplinary collaborative projects. To become a conservator in one of the nine conservation disciplines, you'll need to complete both our Master's programme and Post-Master's programme.... [-]


M.A. in New Humanities and Design: Specialisation - Public History and Heritage Interpretation

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus Full time 2 years July 2019 India Bengaluru

The Srishti MA in Public History and Heritage Interpretation offers students a program like no other, enriched by insights from design and humanities thinking. This ‘hands-on’ program enables students to explore the possibilities that art and design offer in understanding peoples’ experiences, narrating histories and creating spaces where a multiplicity of voices from the past can be heard. At Srishti, students will build a practice in public history and benefit from the presence of the Centre for Public History, located on campus, and its international networks and experienced staff. Students will also be exposed to ongoing dialogues with other courses in the School of New Humanities and Design, particularly within the space of shared studios. [+]

M.A. in Public History and Heritage Interpretation

What values can the past bring to the fast-paced and swiftly changing present? How can we discover and interpret where the roots of the present lie? The contemporary moment offers us new opportunities and new technologies with which to explore the historical, bring to the fore people’s experiences of the past, and through that new understanding recreate and present new perspectives on heritage.

We envision the Public History and Heritage Interpretation as an opportunity to learn new ways of engaging with historical sites, monuments and institutions and thus address the contemporary challenges of interpreting history. This specialization will empower students to include in their interpretations of heritage the diverse voices that have been ignored so far and so engage with history outside conventional academic practice. This specialization will create professionals who have the ability to transform museums, heritage sites, and archives into spaces that dynamically interpret the past by reimagining history with new technologies.... [-]


Master in Cultural History of Modern Europe

Utrecht University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Utrecht + 1 more

In the Master’s programme in Cultural History of Modern Europe, you will study Europe’s position in the world from a cultural-historical perspective, with an emphasis on modern history. Our programme offers you profound insight into the history of ideas and practices that form the identities of individuals, groups, and societies, including heritage and public history in international frameworks. [+]

Explore Europe’s history and culture from a global perspective

In the Master’s programme in Cultural History of Modern Europe, you will study Europe’s position in the world from a cultural-historical perspective, with an emphasis on modern history. Our programme offers you profound insight into the history of ideas and practices that form the identities of individuals, groups, and societies, including heritage and public history in international frameworks. The programme content focuses on theories of modern cultural history, global perspectives on European civilisation, the politics of heritage and cultural memory, aspects of transnational history and postcolonial culture, global practices of citizenship, and the development of career-oriented academic competencies. We begin by looking at contemporary problems and discussions. This programme offers an English track and a Dutch track. The modules offered in these tracks are the same – only the language of instruction differs.... [-]