Masters Programs in History

Compare 38 Masters Programs in History

History

The contemporary world has been introduced to the idea that history and its research should be treated with respect merged with some skepticism. History is a study of the past; it often seeks to discover patterns of cause and effect that can objectively determine events of the past. Scholars mostly use narrative to analyze and unravel the events of the past. At the same time, the narrative method leads to a problem, controversial with the objectiveness, which historical science claims to have. The problem is that history is always written in the context of the time contemporary to the narrator. If you are interested in these issues surrounding the study of history, then a Master in History is an excellent first step into the professional field.

To leave the philosophical questions aside, History assists many fields of knowledge, for example Medieval Studies, International History, World History and Cultural Heritage. These are also examples of specialization areas that students can choose with a Master in History program. Some of the combined elements that almost any Master in History program consists of are cultural, demographic, intellectual, economic and political facts and bonds that tie up the historical narrative and provide a holistic picture of the matter. Library and archive work is greatly involved, as well as renowned deductive methods that will turn your Master in History degree into a real adventure along the path of the past.

If you are looking for Master in History degree, have a look at the various programs below, offered by some of the best universities worldwide!

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Master in Modern International and Transnational History

University of Oslo
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Norway Oslo

Is the world moving closer together or is it drifting apart? History as a discipline has been increasingly reaching out beyond the limits of the nation-state in order to study this question. [+]

Why choose this program?

Is the world moving closer together or is it drifting apart? History as a discipline has been increasingly reaching out beyond the limits of the nation-state in order to study this question. This new program challenges its students to explore international and transnational processes, institutions and movements from multiple perspectives.

Building on the broad range of thematic competences present at Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History and the inspiring environment provided by the University of Oslo and the city, students are encouraged to study the forces that connect and separate people across national borders.

By focusing on international and transnational history from the mid-19th century to the recent past, the program offers a broad and global historical perspective on political, cultural, social and economic processes both between and beyond nation-states. It includes a combination of closely integrated core and specialized courses. Over the first three semesters, students will be thoroughly prepared to write their final master's thesis through a practically oriented “horizontal” course module.... [-]


Master in Public History

University of Wroclaw - Faculty of Historical and Pedagogical Sciences
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Poland Wrocław

The public history program is addressed to all the BA graduates, not only in history, and even not only in the humanities, who would like to conduct the research about and promote the public uses of history. [+]

Public History

The public history program is addressed to all the BA graduates, not only in history, and even not only in the humanities, who would like to conduct the research about and promote the public uses of history. Public history has been operating since the 1970s as a subdiscipline of history, but also as a separate academic discipline. It is called the history "for the people, by the people, with the people, of the people" and deals with all the aspects of history outside the formal education (also academic education). It operates for many years at the universities worldwide and enjoys considerable popularity among the students.

The history itself concentrates on examining the past (aiming at answering the question "how was it there?") while public history conducts research on how the knowledge about the past is present in the social consciousness and how it is (and may be) instilled in this consciousness, with the central question of "what do (did/will) the people know about how it was?" It focuses on the historical memory, which is rather marginal in the "traditional" history research. The courses from the public history program concentrate on the ways of shaping the historical consciousness (or collective memory) - both in the context of its theoretical framework and mechanism (including e.g. politics of history) and in various practical ways (tools/techniques) of influencing this memory and consciousness, starting from collecting and processing the testimonies of the past, through speech-writing and preparing other texts promoting the historical knowledge,... [-]


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.

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M.Phil. in International History

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

The M. Phil course in International History offers students the chance to pursue historical research outside the boundaries of the nation-state. Students will be trained in transnational, comparative, and international approaches to history and have the opportunity to study foreign languages, cultures, and societies. Possible topics of focus include the movement of culture, people, and ideas across national boundaries and issues such as imperialism, globalization, social movements, and the roots of international war and conflict. [+]

The M. Phil course in International History offers students the chance to pursue historical research outside the boundaries of the nation-state. Students will be trained in transnational, comparative, and international approaches to history and have the opportunity to study foreign languages, cultures, and societies. Possible topics of focus include the movement of culture, people, and ideas across national boundaries and issues such as imperialism, globalization, social movements, and the roots of international war and conflict. Throughout the course, students will be encouraged to reflect on the historical roots of current issues that cross national boundaries such as the refugee crisis, the spread of radical politics, security and intelligence services, the international economy, and other critical issues to prepare for careers in areas such as global politics, NGOs, journalism, or for further postgraduate study.... [-]


Master in History of Society with a specialisation in Global History and International Relations

Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication - Erasmus University Rotterdam
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Rotterdam + 1 more

The Master History of Society is an interdisciplinary programme: we combine knowledge and theories from both the humanities and the social sciences to analyse complex historical issues. An international and comparative approach teaches us to identify similarities and differences in historical case studies. [+]

Master of History of Society with a specialisation in Global History and International Relations

Why choose History of Society in Rotterdam?

The Master History of Society is an interdisciplinary programme: we combine knowledge and theories from both the humanities and the social sciences to analyse complex historical issues. An international and comparative approach teaches us to identify similarities and differences in historical case studies.

The international track of the Master History of Society is titled ‘Global History and International Relations’. In this programme, two otherwise independent fields of study are combined to analyse international relations from a historical and global perspective. We focus for example on the rise and fall of great powers such as the British Empire and the United States. We discuss the historical backgrounds of contemporary geopolitical issues and show how the past itself is mobilized by groups and individuals to legitimize policies and to construct identities.... [-]


Research Master in Modern History and International Relations

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 24 months September 2018 Netherlands Groningen

You can take the Master's programme in Modern History and International Relations as a specialization within the Research Master's degree in History or the Research Master's degree in International Relations. [+]

Research Master Modern History and International Relations

You can take the Master's programme in Modern History and International Relations as a specialization within the Research Master's degree in History or the Research Master's degree in International Relations.

The two-year Master's programme in Modern History and International Relations teaches you to carry out independent academic research in the fields of modern history and international relations. You will explore recent developments in these fields and study relevant theoretical and methodological backgrounds. You will learn about subjects such as the international political economy, the history of cultural identity and European cooperation and integration.... [-]


Master in Prehistoric Archaeology of the Near East

Masaryk University Faculty of Arts
Campus Full time September 2018 Czech Republic Brno

The Brno-based center of Near-Eastern Archaeology is a young institution. The study at PANE is interlinked with cultural anthropology, as the aim is to study humankind in its complexity including the knowledge of current culturally different communities. [+]

Brno-based Centre of Prehistoric Archaeology in the Near East (PANE) is a young institution. PANE was founded in 2009 by archaeologist Inna Mateiciucová and cultural anthropologist Maximilian Wilding; building on the archaeological fieldwork of Masaryk University in Syria at the Neolithic site Tell Arbid Abyad, initiated already in 2005 and suspended in 2011. PANE is currently conducting research in Oman and planning a project in Jordan.

The study program is concentrated on applied research and can be characterized by:

focus on archaeological field research and gaining of new experiences

cultivation of international network of contacts

multi-linguistic platform... [-]


Master of Education (MED/ALTA) History

Alabama State University The Harold Lloyd Murphy Graduate School
Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 USA Montgomery

The College of Education (COE) seeks to prepare teachers, instructional support personnel and other professionals to be decision makers who are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to ethically and effectively integrate theory and practice their professions. These professionals will possess the understanding of our diverse culture, the technological capabilities, the intellectual rigor and the critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to make informed and responsible decisions, to engage in reflective assessment, to implement positive change and to pursue learning as a lifetime endeavor. [+]

The College of Education (COE) seeks to prepare teachers, instructional support personnel and other professionals to be decision makers who are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to ethically and effectively integrate theory and practice their professions. These professionals will possess the understanding of our diverse culture, the technological capabilities, the intellectual rigor and the critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to make informed and responsible decisions, to engage in reflective assessment, to implement positive change and to pursue learning as a lifetime endeavor. As an integral part of the University, the COE is committed to serving the communities in Alabama through its educational programs and related activities. As it works to carry out its mission, the COE ensures that initial and advanced programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional education personnel are aligned with the expectations of national, state, professional and institutional standards. A non-certifiable M.S. degree is offered for those persons desiring instruction in the area of general counseling.... [-]


Master in Applied and Interdisciplinary History "Usable Pasts"

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom London Canterbury Russia Nizhny Novgorod St. 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 in Oral History - Contemporary History

Faculty of Humanities, Charles University
Campus Part time 2 years October 2018 Czech Republic Prague

The two-year Master Study Program in Oral History and Contemporary History is intended for students interested in contemporary (European) history, in interviewing methodologies and in interpretative methods. Its main aim is to train students to conduct research through creating and analyzing interviews and developing fieldwork projects to address those historical and contemporary issues that require interdisciplinary investigation. [+]

The two-year Master Study Program in Oral History and Contemporary History is intended for students interested in contemporary (European) history, in interviewing methodologies and in interpretative methods. Its main aim is to train students to conduct research through creating and analyzing interviews and developing fieldwork projects to address those historical and contemporary issues that require interdisciplinary investigation. The Master is divided into two sections, the first covers contemporary (Czech and international) history and events, the second is methodological and focuses on various interviewing techniques through which we can study contemporary history. It binds together two general approaches to studying history, the macro, and micro approaches, and enables a thorough understanding of recent events in history.... [-]


Master in History and Oriental Studies: Global Cultures

University of Bologna
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Bologna

Global Cultures Curriculum is intended to be a radically new approach to the humanities. Students are invited to critically analyze the “shock of the global” that is shaping our lives and societies and to abandon the traditional Eurocentric and state-centered approaches and methodologies. [+]

Global Cultures Curriculum is intended to be a radically new approach to the humanities. Students are invited to critically analyze the “shock of the global” that is shaping our lives and societies and to abandon the traditional Eurocentric and state-centered approaches and methodologies. Hybridisation among methods and research fields, experimentation of new forms of interaction between academics and students, and a strong emphasis on cross-cultural and transnational connections are all essential elements for a new critical perspective in the study of past and present academic discourse.

Description

In line with research fields such as world and global history and post-colonial studies, Global Cultures gives a global outlook on the humanities. “Global” is not solely a synonym of “worldwide,” a dichotomy of the past and present, or limit our research to a particular geographical scale. Rather, the term encompasses systems and processes of displacement and disorientation of Eurocentric and methodological nationalism still dominant in contemporary academic discourse.... [-]


Master's Degree In Cultural Heritage: Research And Management (MPAT)

Universidad de las Islas Baleares - UIB
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Spain Palma de Mallorca

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 in History

Across the Pond
Campus Full time August 2018 United Kingdom Aberdeen Belfast Brighton Canterbury Cardiff Chester Cirencester Colchester Edinburgh Epsom Exeter Falmouth Farnham Glasgow Guildford Huddersfield Leeds Leicester Lincoln Liverpool London Loughborough Manchester Newcastle Norwich Nottingham Oxford Reading Rochester Sheffield + 28 more

History is a broad subject with much to offer. With such an expansive subject base to cover, history is one of the most inclusive topics. Our partner universities provide history courses that cover a scope of cultures, times periods, and regions, offering some of Britain’s best history programmes and expertise, to allow you to gain the best knowledge in whatever specialization you choose. [+]

History is a broad subject with much to offer. With such an expansive subject base to cover, history is one of the most inclusive topics. Our partner universities provide history courses that cover a scope of cultures, times periods, and regions, offering some of Britain’s best history programmes and expertise, to allow you to gain the best knowledge in whatever specialization you choose.

Studying history is not only studying human expansion but a cultural expansion, as well. As our partner universities offer a plethora of history specializations, you are able to truly study the diversity of the world at it’s finest: from cultural studies, such as art history, military and war studies, and museum studies, to period based history based on medieval, renaissance, or modern times. Such broad regional historical study programmes are offered, such as, but not limited to European History, African Studies, Egyptology, Irish History, Scandinavian History, and even American Studies. History itself encompasses our entire past and our partner universities seek to explore and study that past with expansive knowledge and skilled research.... [-]


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 2018 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.... [-]


Doctor of Indigenous Philosophies

Southern Cross University
Online Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years January 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. [+]

Masters in History. 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 ... [-]