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Obtaining a Master of Arts in History degree is a great option for those looking to further study the globe’s great events, personalities, progressions and time periods. Earning an advanced history degree can help expedite a successful and profitable career as a teacher, professor, museum curator, historian, researcher or any number of related positions.

Just what is an MA in History? This advanced degree program helps students further develop their critical thinking, independent researching and writing skills in an effort to gain knowledge and advance their careers across a variety of disciplines. Students who successfully complete a Master of Arts in History program have the educational foundation necessary for pursuing independent research projects, analyzing historical documents and arguments, creating bibliographies from an assortment of different resources and mediums and writing essays, research papers and book reviews with historical focuses.

Students who effectively complete an MA in History program are generally able to command higher salaries than their less-educated competitors, as well as take on higher education positions within this competitive industry.

The cost of a MA program in History varies based on a number of factors, such as geographic location, the length of the course taken and the school through which the program is offered.

Advanced history degree holders are prepared for employment in a wide variety of sectors, including, but not limited to, education, government service, preservation and museum and archive management. Graduates of History MA programs are also prepared to take on additional degree work in history, law, business and other related fields.

Students interested in pursuing an MA in History have an abundance of options, both educationally and geographically. To further explore these options online and find out more about the wide variety of programs that exist for master students, utilize our extensive database and take that next step toward obtaining an advanced degree. 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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61 Results in History

New College of the Humanities

Our MA Historical Research & Public History is a unique combination of classic research training and how history is communicated to an audience via books, novels, TV, ... [+]

Programme outline

Starting in 2018, our MA Historical Research & Public History is a one-year programme of study or can be studied part-time across two years. International students who require a visa are only eligible to study this programme on a one-year, full-time basis.

Each of the programme’s seven courses has been developed by award-winning academic, historian and broadcaster Dr Suzannah Lipscomb and will be delivered by the History Faculty at NCH.

Course 1: The Historian’s Craft Course 2: Depth Study I* Course 3: Public History Course 4: Depth Study II* Course 5: Dissertation I Course 6: Applied Public History Course 7: Dissertation II

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United Kingdom London
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
Georgia Southern University

The Master of Arts in History degree program at Georgia Southern University is designed to serve the diverse needs of graduate students, whether they seek a solid groundi ... [+]

Program Overview

The Master of Arts in History degree program at Georgia Southern University is designed to serve the diverse needs of graduate students, whether they seek a solid grounding in graduate study as preparation for entry into doctoral programs, wish to earn a degree as part of their professional development, or are interested in pursuing careers as public historians, archivists, or librarians. With the second largest history faculty in the University System of Georgia, Georgia Southern University offers students a wide array of course offerings in areas ranging from gender studies to military history. Students may choose the thesis or non-thesis option, depending upon their future plans. By emphasizing an appreciation of the past in all of its complexities and interconnectedness of knowledge, the Georgia Southern University graduate program in History seeks to instill in students a sense of curiosity and to develop critical thinking, communication, and analytical skills relevant to a variety of careers.... [-]

USA Statesboro Savannah
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Goldsmiths, University of London

The MA in Queer History is a pioneering programme in one of the most exciting areas of historical enquiry, giving a voice to those who throughout much of history has been ... [+]

The MA in Queer History is a pioneering programme in one of the most exciting areas of historical enquiry, giving a voice to those who throughout much of history has been denied one.

This MA provides a comprehensive introduction to the themes and methods of Queer History as well as laying a solid foundation in general historical study. It offers a first-rate overview of important thought and methods from the fields of queer theory as well as the histories of gender and the body and sexuality.

This programme aims to historicize often binary categories, such as male/female, heterosexuality/homosexuality, active/passive, and uncover the processes through which these categories came to be seen as ‘natural’. It further pays close attention to questions of power, including how sexual orientation and race throughout history have often become interlinked in asymmetrical, oppressive ways.... [-]

United Kingdom London
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Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Gratz College

The Gratz College Holocaust and Genocide Studies program focuses on the Holocaust, its contemporary significance, and the broader phenomenon of genocide in modern times. ... [+]

Program Overview

The Gratz College Holocaust and Genocide Studies program focuses on the Holocaust, its contemporary significance, and the broader phenomenon of genocide in modern times.

The program is designed for educators in public and private schools, museum staff, community professionals, religious and lay leaders, those involved in interfaith dialogue, and adult learners taking classes for personal enrichment or credit.

Students have access to the Holocaust Oral History Archive at Gratz College's Tuttleman Library, which comprises one of the largest collections of audio-taped testimony in the United States. The Tuttleman Library itself houses a collection of over 2,200 titles of Holocaust and related resources. In addition, there are approximately 1,400 titles on World War II.... [-]

USA Philadelphia
September 2019
Full-time
Online & Campus Combined
University of Bayreuth

The master’s program History & Economics offers you an interdisciplinary education in history and economics that is currently one-of-a-kind in Germany. This unique co ... [+]

The economy is constantly changing. The latest economic crises have taught us that a long-term perspective can help us to better understand changes in the economy. For this reason, the field of economic history has been experiencing a boom over the past several years. More and more experts are needed to analyze complex economic relationships and develop integrative approaches to achieving solutions on the basis of historical experience.

The master’s program History & Economics offers you an interdisciplinary education in history and economics that is currently one-of-a-kind in Germany. This unique combination leads to a career-qualifying degree that enables graduates to start a career in the private sector or continue their postgraduate education.... [-]

Germany Bayreuth
October 2019
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences

Students pursuing an M.A. at the History Department work closely with GW's internationally recognized faculty in a broad range of specialties, including modern America, e ... [+]

Students pursuing an M.A. at the History Department work closely with GW's internationally recognized faculty in a broad range of specialties, including modern America, early modern Europe, and imperial and colonial studies.

The M.A. program not only prepares students for Ph.D. work but also for a broad range of careers, from teaching high school students to government work to historical research in the private sector. Washington, D.C. has some of the best resources for historical research in the world, including the National Archives, the Folger Shakespeare Library, and the Library of Congress. Our M.A. graduates have gone on to have successful and prolific careers.

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USA Washington
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
University of London, School of Advanced Study

This degree at the Warburg Institute aims to equip students for interdisciplinary research in Medieval and Renaissance studies and in the reception of the classical tradi ... [+]

About the degree

The Warburg Institute MA in Cultural, Intellectual and Visual History aims to equip students for interdisciplinary research in Medieval and Renaissance studies and in the reception of the classical tradition. Students will become part of an international community of scholars, working in a world-famous library. They will broaden their range of knowledge to include the historically informed interpretation of images and texts, art history, philosophy, history of science, literature, and the impact of religion on society. Students will improve their knowledge of Latin, French and Italian and will acquire the library and archival skills essential for research on primary texts.... [-]

United Kingdom London
September 2019
Full-time
12 months
Campus
Georgetown University - Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

The Master's Program in History at Georgetown is rooted in the core belief that interconnections among the globe’s diverse regions and cultures have played a crucial role ... [+]

The Master's Program in History at Georgetown is rooted in the core belief that interconnections among the globe’s diverse regions and cultures have played a crucial role in shaping societies’ development since long before the modern era, and that a deep understanding of these historical forces is essential to grasping the world we currently live in. History as a discipline aims to analyze and integrate politics and states, production and work, environment and society, culture and religion, and gender and family. Georgetown History MA students research these aspects of human society as they change over time, by setting local, regional, and national developments in transregional or global contexts.... [-]

USA Washington
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Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
Mary Immaculate College

Accredited modules include Revolutionary Ireland, 1789-1803; The American Irish, 1850-1920; Irish Communities in Early Modern Europe; Science, etc. ... [+]

MA in History

This program consists of six taught modules and a 20,000-word dissertation.Accredited modules include: Revolutionary Ireland, 1789-1803; The American Irish, 1850-1920; Irish Communities in Early Modern Europe; Science and Enlightenment in Early Modern Europe; Race, gender and ethnicity in the United States in historical perspective; The evolution of popular culture 1750-1950; Oral History: Theory and Practice; Image-based research in History; Popular Protest in Pre-Famine Ireland; The Town in Nineteenth Century Ireland; Research methods in History (Core); The Irish Protestant Tradition 1536-1869; Ireland and the Two World Wars; Visualising Ireland; The Churches, Society and the Irish State after 1922.Only 6 modules will be offered in any one year.The current modules are:... [-]

Ireland Limerick
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
University of Passau

This research-focused master's programme in Historical Sciences imparts theory and research methods, enabling you to apply scientific principles to historical topics. ... [+]

About the programme

This research-focused master's programme in Historical Sciences imparts theory and research methods, enabling you to apply scientific principles to historical topics. You will learn to tackle complex issues and reconstruct historical developments and events by cross-referencing source material. Most history programmes tend to focus on the major historical periods; the M.A. Historical Sciences at the University of Passau additionally includes subjects from closely related disciplines. The programme is designed to allow you to actively shape your study path by selecting two focus modules to suit your personal interests and career plans.

Features A combination of conventional history course content and a choice of major epochs, subjects and regional disciplines, with the possibility to include topics from closely related disciplines Core subjects: the Ancient World, the Middle Ages, Modernity and Contemporary History, Eastern European History, Ecclesiastical History and Auxiliary Sciences of History You may specialise further by choosing a second focus subject Supplementary qualification: Certificate of Digital Humanities Programme Syllabus ... [-]
Germany Passau
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German
Full-time
4 - 6 semesters
Campus
University of Lincoln

This academically rigorous Master’s programme is designed to give you the opportunity to progress your specialist knowledge of history and the chance to develop the advan ... [+]

The Course

Teaching is informed by research expertise in the School of History & Heritage and you will be encouraged to engage with our interdisciplinary research community. You have the option to follow three distinct pathways, in the history of gender and sexuality, media history, or contemporary British history, or pursue a general programme of study instead.

You can benefit from the historical resources available in the city of Lincoln, including an extensive archive of materials at the on-campus Media Archive of Central England (MACE) and the International Bomber Command Centre. There is also The Wren Library at Lincoln Cathedral that possesses several thousand early modern books.... [-]

United Kingdom Boston
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 3 years
Campus
Lund University

This joint Master's programme is focused on the formative periods of Judaism, Islam and Christianity, their common roots, early interaction and contributions to European ... [+]

The Religious Roots of Europe (RRE) is a two-year Nordic Master’s programme offered by the Centre for Theology and Religious Studies at Lund University in cooperation with the universities of Aarhus, Copenhagen and Oslo. The programme is focused on the formative periods of Judaism, Islam and Christianity, their common roots, early interaction and contributions to European culture. The programme prepares students for educational and social work in a multi-religious society or research on the role of the three religions in European history and society. Through the programme, students acquire detailed knowledge about the formation of the three religions and their interaction with one another, as well as skills relevant for any occupation or study where the role of the three religions is of importance. The programme is unique in its focus on the formation of all three religions in a comparative perspective.... [-]

Sweden Lund
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Radboud University

The Research Master's programme prepares you for an international academic career, whether it is the history of Europe, the development of modern European literature or t ... [+]

Whether it is the history of Europe, the development of modern European literature or the art of Rome that fascinates you, the Research Master's specialisations is an excellent choice for talented students who want to prepare themselves for an international academic career.

Specialisations

You can choose from the following English-taught specialisations:

Historical Studies Literary Studies Art and Visual Culture

Course programme

All three Master's degree specialisations have a similar structure which contains the following elements:

Theory of scientific research in Humanities 5.0 EC Methods and Techniques in Humanities 5.0 EC Contemporary Debates in Humanities 5.0 EC Academic Writing. 5.0 EC Key Texts for Humanities 5.0 EC Research seminar 5.0 EC Research paper and proposal 5.0 EC Master's thesis and colloquium 30.0 EC Plus disciplinary courses and research stay/internship abroad 55.0 EC ... [-]
Netherlands Nijmegen
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Utrecht University

In the Master’s program in Cultural History of Modern Europe, you will study Europe’s position in the world from a cultural-historical perspective, with an emphasis on mo ... [+]

Explore Europe’s history and culture from a global perspective

In this program, we examine the role of culture in shaping past and present. We explore what culture is. 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 heritage.

The historians in the program are specialists in the fields of empire, public history, race, media history, history of the body, intellectual history, heritage studies and digital humanities. We bring our academic expertise into classroom discussions.

The scope of the program is Europe in a global setting. We use transnational and comparative approaches to our topics. We ensure there is a balance between the theory and practice of cultural history and heritage through the combination of courses, internships, and thesis. Students put theory into practice in their internships. Some choose internships at leading cultural history institutions while others select research-based internships working on cutting-edge projects with Utrecht researchers. Whichever option you choose, you will experience the challenges of being a historian in a changing society. Your internship experience should be connected to the research you do for your thesis, which is the product of a rigorous and rewarding process.... [-]

Netherlands Utrecht
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Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

The master’s program in history and museum combines studies in the history of a particular area or areas with professional training for a career in the museum field. ... [+]

The Museum Studies Program combines theory and practice by bringing together scholars of the Tufts Department of History and professional experts in Museum Studies. By emphasizing both historical scholarship and practical application, the program prepares students for public history as well as museum work. Students also benefit from Tufts’ location in the greater Boston area, one of America’s most important hubs for museums and historical societies.

Students take courses in history and museum studies simultaneously. Graduates of this program typically pursue careers as curators, collections managers, educators or administrators in historic houses, sites, and museums.

Tufts University benefits from its location in the greater Boston area, one of America's most important hubs for museums and historical societies. The Museum Studies Program combines theory and practice by bringing together scholars of the Tufts History Department and professional experts in Museum Studies. The unparalleled wealth of historical institutions just outside our back door provides a host of opportunities for on-site education, internships, and networking.... [-]

USA Medford
August 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus