Masters Programs in Cultural History

Compare 9 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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MA in Eternal Rome

Radboud University
Campus Full time 1 - 1 year September 2019 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 Ancient and Medival Mediterranean Worlds 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. Ancient and Medieval Mediterranean Worlds 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 TheoryThis course 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 RomeIn 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 for contemporary aims. Research Seminar ER:... [-]


Master in Applied and Interdisciplinary History "Usable Pasts"

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom London Canterbury Russia Nizhny Novgorod Saint Petersburg South Korea Seoul + 6 more

Built on the 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. [+]

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 artefacts, 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.... [-]


Master's Degree in Cultural Heritage: Research and Management (MPAT)

Universidad de las Islas Baleares - UIB
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Spain Palma

The Cultural Heritage is a shared concept throughout Europe, which affects the material and immaterial witnesses of the history and culture of our societies. It has become a social commitment and one of the priority lines of states and trans-state institutions, as reflected in the legislation of European governments, in the normative actions of UNESCO and in the programming of ICOMOS, among others. . [+]

What does it consist of?

The Cultural Heritage is a shared concept throughout Europe, which affects the material and immaterial witnesses of the history and culture of our societies. It has become a social commitment and one of the priority lines of states and trans-state institutions, as reflected in the legislation of European governments, in the normative actions of UNESCO and in the programming of ICOMOS, among others. .

The Department of Historical Sciences and Theory of Arts, of the UIB, has designed a Master's Degree in Cultural Heritage: Research and Management for the training of professionals in two preferred areas:

The management of heritage projects.The investigation in patrimonial subjects.... [-]

Master's Degree in Scientific Culture and Innovation

University of Oviedo -
Online & Campus Combined Full time 1 year September 2019 Spain Oviedo

Graduates of the Master's Degree will be able to perform a professional or research task, from an interdisciplinary perspective and with a conceptual basis in the international field of social studies of science and innovation studies, around analysis, promotion, dissemination, evaluation and management of scientific culture and innovation. In this way, they will be able to develop professional tasks such as scientific dissemination, research and evaluation of policies for the promotion and dissemination of scientific culture and innovation, and the management of research and promotion projects in these fields. [+]

Professional outings

Graduates of the Master's Degree will be able to perform a professional or research task, from an interdisciplinary perspective and with a conceptual basis in the international field of social studies of science and innovation studies, around analysis, promotion, dissemination, evaluation and management of scientific culture and innovation. In this way, they will be able to develop professional tasks such as scientific dissemination, research and evaluation of policies for the promotion and dissemination of scientific culture and innovation, and the management of research and promotion projects in these fields.

Curriculum

The Master's degree consists of a total of 60 ECTS, developed throughout an academic year and distributed in three modules. It has four itineraries, two on scientific culture (one with professional orientation and another with academic orientation) and two on innovation culture (also with a professional and academic profile). The itineraries of scientific culture will be taught at the University of Oviedo and the innovation culture itineraries will be taught at the Polytechnic University of Valencia.... [-]


Master's Degree in History and Sociocultural Analysis

University of Oviedo -
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Spain Oviedo

The degree is planned to meet a specific demand for research and contracts with administrations, companies, entities and social movements that have been periodically demanding work in this direction. The main part of this demand comes from the national research plans, undertaken by the ministries of Education, or Science and Technology; of the Autonomous Administrations, either directly from the Presidency, or through the corresponding Ministries (Education and Culture, or Housing and Social Welfare preferably), organisms and research agencies of an autonomous nature (FICYT, General Directorate of Universities of the Government of the Principality of Asturias), professional associations (Association of the Press, for example), social, political or trade union movements (CCOO, PCE, Juan Muñiz Zapico Foundation), companies (HUNOSA), Museums (Museum of the People of Asturias), or local administrations ( being the City councils usual funders of enough contracts and projects linked to the local history or ephemerides of different types). [+]

Professional outings

The degree is planned to meet a specific demand for research and contracts with administrations, companies, entities and social movements that have been periodically demanding work in this direction. The main part of this demand comes from the national research plans, undertaken by the ministries of Education, or Science and Technology; of the Autonomous Administrations, either directly from the Presidency, or through the corresponding Ministries (Education and Culture, or Housing and Social Welfare preferably), organisms and research agencies of an autonomous nature (FICYT, General Directorate of Universities of the Government of the Principality of Asturias), professional associations (Association of the Press, for example), social, political or trade union movements (CCOO, PCE, Juan Muñiz Zapico Foundation), companies (HUNOSA), Museums (Museum of the People of Asturias), or local administrations ( being the City councils usual funders of enough contracts and projects linked to the local history or ephemerides of different types).... [-]


Doctor of Indigenous Philosophies

Southern Cross University
Online Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years March 2019 Australia Lismore + 2 more

This 3-year degree will provide you with superior research and critical thinking skills to work at national and international levels for and with Indigenous communities. [+]

If you are interested in becoming a research expert in the area of Indigenous Knowledge, the Doctor of Indigenous Philosophies provides you with the opportunity.This 3-year degree will provide you with superior research and critical thinking skills to work at national and international levels for and with Indigenous communities. Your work and research will be aimed at furthering critical knowledge in this field for the benefit of the health and human services sector and policy development.This course will allow you to undertake your own research project focussed on providing benefit to Indigenous peoples under the supervision of an expert.The completion of a doctorate is a significant achievement recognized by employers across sectors, both nationally and internationally. Career Opportunities ... [-]

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

Sapienza University of Rome
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Rome

The Masters Program in Science and Technology for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage trains experts in Archaeometry and Conservation Science. [+]

The Masters Program in Science and Technology for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage trains experts in Archaeometry and Conservation Science. The program 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 the:

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. ... [-]

Master's degree in theory and art history and cultural management

Universidad de La Laguna
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 Spain Santa Cruz de Tenerife + 1 more

The Master in Theory and History of Art and Cultural Management is proposed in order to provide training for professionalizing character and research in Theory and History of Art and Cultural Management graduates and graduates in arts and humanities-oriented cultural management. [+]

The Master in Theory and History of Art and Cultural Management is proposed in order to provide training for professionalizing character and research in Theory and History of Art and Cultural Management graduates and graduates in arts and humanities-oriented cultural management.

Justification title

The Master's Degree is intended to provide a professional training and research in Theory and History of Art and Cultural Management to graduates and graduates in arts and humanities oriented to cultural management.

This Master's Degree is an adaptation of the studies contained in the doctoral program Open Scenarios: the multicultural in art and music, whose last edition took place in the academic year 2008-2009, and was offered as Own Title with the denomination of Master in Advanced Studies in Theory and History of Art and Music, and Cultural Management in the academic year 2009-2010.... [-]


University Masters in use and management of cultural heritage

Universidad de La Laguna
Campus Full time 2 semesters September 2019 Spain Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Today it is more than evident that the field of cultural property, tourism and cultural entertainment, is becoming one of the largest and strongest economic assets of our immediate future. The Cultural Heritage, management and safeguarding is presented as well as an innovative and constantly evolving area, repeatedly demanded by society and its government, claiming specialized studies that would clog the gaps between the protection of heritage resources and proper management , use and value. It is these reasons that lead to the University of La Laguna to create the Master in Use and Management of Cultural Heritage, to give a full response to the training of professionals in one of the emerging areas most promising and requires the best training who have to manage the structures, contents and tasks in the entities, organizations and institutions, public and private, whose purpose is the care, defense and dissemination of heritage, cultural goods and services. [+]

Today it is more than evident that the field of cultural property, tourism and cultural entertainment, is becoming one of the largest and strongest economic assets of our immediate future. The Cultural Heritage, management and safeguarding is presented as well as an innovative and constantly evolving area, repeatedly demanded by society and its government, claiming specialized studies that would clog the gaps between the protection of heritage resources and proper management , use and value.

It is these reasons that lead to the University of La Laguna to create the Master in Use and Management of Cultural Heritage, to give a full response to the training of professionals in one of the emerging areas most promising and requires the best training who have to manage the structures, contents and tasks in the entities, organizations and institutions, public and private, whose purpose is the care, defense and dissemination of heritage, cultural goods and services.... [-]