Masters Programs in Cultural History

Compare 4 Masters Programs in Cultural History

Students with an undergraduate education who want to continue to develop their knowledge may want to pursue a master’s degree. This provides advanced understanding in a particular area of study and often takes two to three years to complete.

What is a Master in Cultural History? The completion of this degree indicates that a student has a deep understanding of multiculturalism and the relationship between art and culture throughout history. Most of the programs include courses related to library methodology, museum practices, the business and writing of art history, and theory and interpretation. Students often have the chance to take electives in specific areas such as western history, the art of China and Japan, the history of photography, architecture foundations, and foundations of Roman art.

Students who take a master’s program typically learn how to be motivated and take the initiative on projects. They also benefit by developing research and analytical skills that help throughout a graduate’s career.

The cost of tuition is often a concern of interested students. Because costs can vary tremendously based on location, program duration, and specific curriculum requirements, students should get in touch with different schools to find out specific tuition and other fees.

Graduates who hold a master’s degree in cultural history may choose to work in a variety of careers in many different environments. Some typical job titles may include museum curator, art historian, scholar, history teacher, and tour guide. A graduate degree is also helpful for those who want to pursue careers in the area of research, journalism, curriculum development, art criticism, gallery work, art dealership, and travel.

A degree in cultural history can be obtained at a local institution, international school, and even online. Use the database and 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 in Applied and Interdisciplinary History: Usable Pasts

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Russia St. Petersburg

Built on international experience of developing similar programmes, we use methodologies of global, comparative and transnational historical research that facilitate the study of patterns connecting European, Russian, Eurasian and global history. A crucial feature of the programme is its interdisciplinary character. [+]

Masters in Cultural History. About the Programme A large part of historical studies is conducted as applied research. Using and interpreting historical data enables historian to construct "usable pasts" as a tool for understanding the present and imagining possible and alternative avenues of future development. Applied history embraces methods and practices dealing with identification, preservation, interpretation, and presentation of historical artifacts, texts, structures, and landscapes. In one part of our training we focus on material objects in history and their meanings within the framework of heritage and memory studies. The other part of the training will encompass a critical approach to the politics of circulation of historically formed discourses of identity and legitimacy in present day society. The two-pronged approach to the complex problem of historical legacy and heritage will fill out the gap in professional training in history and provide a platform for creating interactive processes that link the historical object, the historian, and the public. Built on international experience of developing similar programmes, we use methodologies of global, comparative and transnational historical research that facilitate the study of patterns connecting European, Russian, Eurasian and global history. A crucial feature of the programme is its interdisciplinary character. In our view, applied history suffers from insufficient dialogue with research in other disciplines, not limited to other branches of humanities but social and natural sciences, including economics, geography and ecology. For that reason, the programme not only solicits applicants with undergraduate degrees in history, but actively seeks to enroll applicants with... [-]

MA in Eternal Rome

Radboud University
Campus Full time 1 - 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Nijmegen

Rome and its impressive legacy always interested you? Then you should become acquainted with its ancient history, medieval history, art history, classical philology, archaeology, and literary theory. [+]

The Master’s in Eternal Rome is officially called Eternal Rome: Transformations from Antiquity to the Middle Ages. The programme offers an in-depth examination both of the city of Rome and its role as the capital of the Roman Empire, and of the representation of the ‘idea' of Rome throughout the centuries. Eternal Rome presents a unique programme that focuses as much on the transition between ancient and medieval history as on those periods themselves. A group of specialists from the fields of ancient and medieval history teach this specialisation. Their expertise also includes the status of Rome beyond the Middle Ages into the Renaissance and modern times as well. The general courses Historiography and Theory This courses offers in-depth analysis of both the city of Rome and its role as the capital of the Roman Empire, and of the ‘idea’ of Rome throughout the centuries, embracing both the old and New or Second Rome, Constantinople. This course provides a historiographical overview of the ways in which different aspects of Rome appealed to the imagination of rulers and writers throughout history, starting from Mussolini in the 20th century and going back to the first emperor of the Roman Empire, Augustus. Research Seminar ER: The Eternal Fall of Rome In this course we will explore the long life of the apocalyptic vision of the fall of Rome, from Antiquity through the Middle Ages to modern times. We will specifically focus on the mechanisms that are at play when past narratives are employed... [-]

Master in Migration Policy and History of Diasporas

Vytautas Magnus University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Lithuania Kaunas

The postgraduate programme of Migration politics and history of diasporas (MPHD) is the first and only graduate programme in Lithuania and Baltic States that offers English courses in the field of Migration politics and comparative historical narratives of diasporas. The programme is mainly oriented towards analysis of migration and diasporas history, present-day migration processes and migration policy trends. The best and most motivated students will be encouraged to study at least one semester abroad at one of VMU’s partner universities in Europe. [+]

Masters in Cultural History. The postgraduate programme of Migration politics and history of diasporas (MPHD) is the first and only graduate programme in Lithuania and Baltic States that offers English courses in the field of Migration politics and comparative historical narratives of diasporas. The programme is mainly oriented towards analysis of migration and diasporas history, present-day migration processes and migration policy trends. The best and most motivated students will be encouraged to study at least one semester abroad at one of VMU’s partner universities in Europe. Feedback of lecturers and students “This kind of program is the only one in Lithuania and offers ample opportunities to get acquainted with political, historical, cultural and social phenomena of migration policy and history of Diasporas and develop students’ analytical skills to be employed in practice. The program enables one to get involved in scientific networks, projects and ad-hoc events of academic nature. Students are offered to become experts of the interdisciplinary field, deepen their critical thinking and boost their career opportunities, including international perspectives”. – dr. Ilona Strumickienė Competencies acquired Knowledge of contemporary migration politics and history of diasporas. Ability to analyse critically contemporary migration policy in Europe and history processes of diasporas. Understanding of changes and development trends of governmental, public, political and business structures on issues related to history of migration and Diasporas, and migration policy.. Effective participation in the scientific and public debate on migration, migration policy, history and culture of Diasporas. Ability to use research, communication and evaluation methods... [-]

Masters Programme in Science and Technology for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage

Sapienza University of Rome
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Rome

The Masters Programme in Science and Technology for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage trains experts in Archaeometry and Conservation Science. The programme provides students with specialist skills in the multi-analytical characterization of a wide range of materials related to archaeology and cultural heritage, scientific methods and advanced technologies in the study of conservation. [+]

The Masters Programme in Science and Technology for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage trains experts in Archaeometry and Conservation Science. The programme provides students with specialist skills in the multi-analytical characterization of a wide range of materials related to archaeology and cultural heritage, scientific methods and advanced technologies in the study of conservation. In particular, graduates will acquire: ability to work in a research area with a strong multidisciplinary nature ranging from sciences to humanities; expertise in analytical techniques, scientific methods of investigation and data interpretation for the recovery and conservation of cultural heritage; advanced skills in the analysis of the interaction between cultural heritage and the chemical-physical environment; advanced knowledge of archaeometric applications in a range of fields. Graduates in Science and Technology for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage carry out a wide range of activities in different Institutions involved in the management and conservation of cultural heritage, including government institutions, museums, archives and international organizations devoted to the conservation of cultural heritage, as well as companies and professional organizations working on the conservation, restoration and protection of cultural heritage will also be involved. Career Opportunities Graduates in Science and Technology for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage carry out a wide range of activities in different Institutions involved in the management and conservation of cultural heritage, including Government Institutions, Museums, and Archives, International Organizations devoted to the conservation of cultural heritage. Companies and professional organizations working in the field of conservation, restoration and protection of cultural heritage will also... [-]