Masters Programs in History

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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 of Liberal Studies

Fort Hays State University Graduate School
Campus or Online Full time Part time 31 hours August 2017 USA Wichita + 1 more

Earning a Master of Liberal Studies degree from Fort Hays State University can help you see the world differently. As you progress through your program, you will develop (or deepen) [+]

Master of Liberal StudiesEarning a Master of Liberal Studies degree from Fort Hays State University can help you see the world differently. As you progress through your program, you will develop (or deepen) the critical thinking skills you need to become a wiser consumer of knowledge, becoming better able to understand and evaluate the intellectual work of any discipline. Most importantly, as you begin to see the world differently, you may discover new ways to have a positive effect on the world around you.Designed with the working professional in mind, the 31-credit hour Master of Liberal Studies degree program makes it easier for you to balance work and personal commitments to achieve your educational goals.... [-]


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. [+]

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 and tools in educational,... [-]

Master's Programme in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Reseach

Åbo Akademi
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Vaasa

The programme encompasses teaching of the evolution of aggression, escalation of conflicts and wars, as well as mediation, negotiation, and peacebuilding. The consequences of wars on society, and especially on children and women, are studied.The programme provides interdisciplinary, in particular psychological and anthropological approaches, to the understanding of human aggression, peace, mediation, and conflict resolution. It aims at exploring mechanisms behind conflicts and wars in interpersonal as well as group and international contexts. [+]

Masters in History. Degree awarded: Master of Social Sciences Annual intake: 20 Contact: peace@abo.fi Website: http://www.abo.fi/fakultet/socvetpeace Description The programme encompasses teaching of the evolution of aggression, escalation of conflicts and wars, as well as mediation, negotiation, and peacebuilding. The consequences of wars on society, and especially on children and women, are studied.The programme provides interdisciplinary, in particular psychological and anthropological approaches, to the understanding of human aggression, peace, mediation, and conflict resolution. It aims at exploring mechanisms behind conflicts and wars in interpersonal as well as group and international contexts. The aim of the programme is to prepare students for professional activity in both interpersonal and international conflict situations, and also for postgraduate studies and independent research work. After graduation, it is possible to apply for doctoral studies at the department. Study Environment The Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research programme is located at the Vasa campus of Åbo Akademi University. Academic Requirements A three-year Bachelor, Master or equivalent diploma in the Humanities, Social Sciences or Behavioral Sciences (e.g. Peace and Conflict Studies, International Relations, History, Anthropology, Psychology, Education or Administrative Sciences). If the degree is not completed by the end of the application period, the applicant can be admitted on condition that she/he submits the degree certificate by deadline set by Åbo Akademi University. Applicants to the Master's degree programmes taught in English must always prove their knowledge of the English language. For more detailed information on admission requirements, please check admission requirements and application procedures. Students who fulfil the... [-]

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 1 year September 2017 Netherlands 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. [+]

Master in 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. In Rotterdam you learn to describe both the broad outlines and the unique and specific aspects of historical events. Our programme is characterised by small-scale seminars, personal supervision, and intensive contacts with faculty and fellow students. We maintain excellent contacts with archives, museums, and research institutes that offer valuable research internships to our students. For several years in a row the Master History of Society has been named the best history Master in the Netherlands by both the journal Elsevier and Keuzegids Masters. One of the courses: Mapping Global Order This course combines two specialisations: International Relations Theory and World... [-]

MPhil in Social Science

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 Hong Kong

The MPhil is a research degree that can be pursued either as an end in itself or as a preparation to the PhD degree at either HKUST or elsewhere. While we welcome students from a variety of disciplines to apply, as befits a research degree, we do expect applicants to have a strong background in a social science discipline, and, in addition, the ability to demonstrate promising research potential through a substantial research proposal. [+]

Masters in History. At HKUST, we offer the largest interdisciplinary university-level program in humanities and social science in Mainland China and Greater China and the only one to have an explicit, program-wide, comparative focus as exemplified by our innovative Global China Studies degrees. Like every university of excellence, we are dedicated to research and teaching. What sets us apart from our peers is our explicit focus on global, especially North American and Chinese, best practice in teaching, graduate training and placement, and our own research. The MPhil is a research degree that can be pursued either as an end in itself or as a preparation to the PhD degree at either HKUST or elsewhere. While we welcome students from a variety of disciplines to apply, as befits a research degree, we do expect applicants to have a strong background in a social science discipline, and, in addition, the ability to demonstrate promising research potential through a substantial research proposal. Research Foci In Social Science, research focuses primarily on the evolving economy, polity and society of Mainland China. Specific topics encompass economic reforms and development, social stratification and mobility, contentious politics, foreign policy and relations, historical demography and migration, environmental policy, emotions and the Chinese personality, as well as broad issues pertaining to gender, culture and the role of innovation and technology in society. Admission Requirements i. General Admission Requirements Applicants seeking admission to a master's degree should have: obtained a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution, or an approved equivalent... [-]

Master in International Relations

International University Of Sarajevo IUS
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo

At the graduate level, the focus of the IR program is on peace and conflict studies and international security. [+]

At the graduate level, the focus of the IR program is on peace and conflict studies and international security. The program provides graduate students with skills they need to function in the contemporary world and to examine the motives, methods and policies of states pursuing their particular interests in the international arena and of the forces acting to shape and limit those states. The program also hosts a highly successful Summer School on Learning from the Past, Transitional Justice, Reconciliation and other associated disciplines. One-year degree 60 ECTS AQ Austria accredited 3000 Euro per year [-]

Master in European Contemporary History

University of Luxembourg, Faculty of Language And Literature, Humanities, Arts And Education (FLSHASE)
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 Luxembourg Esch-sur-Alzette

The Master in European Contemporary History gives the right expertise to explore contemporary European issues. [+]

Masters in History. A historical perspective is of key importance to tomorrow’s professionals in the academic, business and political world to deal with socio-political issues of the future. The Master in European Contemporary History gives the right expertise to explore contemporary European issues. With its connections to numerous European institutions, several international cultural institutions and numerous international companies situated in Luxembourg, the Master's professional environment is both wide-ranging and stimulating. With the European institutions a stone’s throw away from the Campus, students have privileged access to documentation in the European institutions, to the digital and media library of the Centre Virtuel de la Connaissance sur l’Europe (CVCE) as well as the EIB archives on Campus. The Master programme puts special emphasis on Digital Humanities and Public History thus offering a unique blend of historical theory and practical application The Master functions in a multicultural European and multilingual teaching and learning environment. It boasts a distinguished teaching staff, including Prof. Leboutte, holder of the Jean Monnet Chair in European history. It provides excellent student support thanks to its small classes, seminar groups, one to one tutorials and series of conferences held by the international experts and key players in the making of Europe. Goals Which practices, institutions, cultural values and interpretations shape the European continent? What is the relation between a political process, i.e. the recent European integration, and wider social and cultural changes? To which extent is 'Europeanisation' a valuable and operable concept? How does the nation-state (a European invention)... [-]

Master in Oral History - Contemporary History

Charles University Faculty of Humanities
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 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 analysing 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 analysing 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 of studying history, the macro and micro approaches, and enables a thorough understanding of recent events in history. The Master Study Program in Oral and Contemporary History has practical applications in academic and university research, historic preservation and legal and human rights work. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria Entrance exam is not required. Conditions for admission 1. Submit a motivation letter and an academic paper in English before the application deadline. The paper should be no less than 30 pages in length and prove your knowledge, skills and talent for study in the program for which you are applying. The paper can be your defended bachelor’s thesis or its summary, or an article published in an academic journal, for example. 2. Submit a notarized copy of your high school or secondary school diploma. If you graduated outside the Czech Republic, then you must submit an official “nostrification” document validating your... [-]

Master in History

Across the Pond
Campus Full time August 2017 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 programs and expertise, to allow you to gain the best knowledge in whatever specialization you choose. [+]

Masters in History. 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 programs and expertise, to allow you to gain the best knowledge in whatever specialization you choose. Studying history is not only studying human expansion, but 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 programs 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. Undergraduate programs can often times find combination courses in association with history studies. Common combined courses include History and Business, History and English, History and Politics, History and Anthropology, History and Psychology, and History and Economics. Admissions will vary from university to university, but AP scores in relevant subjects, such as US history, World History, and US Government will be expected. Postgraduate admissions also vary from university to university, and depending on... [-]

History of Religions (M.Phil)

MF Norwegian School of Theology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Norway Oslo

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Religion and History in the Pre-Modern World:Encounter and Conflict [+]

Language of Instruction: English Interdisciplinary Approaches to Religion and History in the Pre-Modern World: Encounter and Conflict Why is Jerusalem still such a contested place? What are the reasons for the systematic destruction by the Islamic State (IS) of the cultural heritage of the past? Why do sacred texts produced centuries ago continue to shape the lives of people today? How are they used and abused? Why does the sword sometimes replace the word in religious matters? How did religious groups, ideas and artefacts travel from one continent to another and how did that migration transform them? In other words, how did religious conflicts and encounters shape the modern world and why do they still matter today? These are some of the topics MF Norwegian School of Theology tackles in its new M.Phil programme in History of Religions, with a primary focus on Religion in the Pre-Modern World: Encounters and Conflicts. The programme is focused on the issues of religious cross-pollination, coexistence and conflict in three target areas: Europe, South-East Asia and the Middle East. Addressed in a long historical perspective stretching from Late Antiquity to the European Renaissance, the programme seeks to illuminate the roots of present peaceful coexistence and interchange, as well as of today’s antagonisms and conflicts. The underlying idea of the programme is that, in order to fully grasp current religious conflicts and alliances, we need to understand how the perceptions of past and present are intertwined, reciprocally dependent and constantly reshaped. Based on a multidisciplinary... [-]

MPhil in History

Lingnan University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Hong Kong Tuen Mun

Among the senior faculty, our Chair Professor, Richard Davis, specialises in middle-period China (Five Dynasties to Song period). His publications touch upon cultural history, historiography, and political history. He has also published historical translations. [+]

Masters in History. MPhil in History Duration: 2 years (Full-time) Place: Hong Kong The Department of History at Lingnan currently has nine full time faculty members, and their research areas cover pre-modern and modern Chinese history, history of Hong Kong, modern British and European history, history of Russia and Central Asia, and American history. The Department is particularly interested in recruiting students who are interested in transnational history. Professor Han Xiaorong is a specialist of 20th century Chinese and Vietnamese history, focusing on peasant movements, ethnic relations, and regional interactions and integration. Professor Liu Guanglin, William’s research focuses on Chinese economic history, political economy of late Imperial China, Chinese military history, Neo-Confucianism and the market economy in a historical perspective. Associate Professor Grace Ai-Ling Chou is a specialist in Hong Kong and Chinese intellectual and educational history. Her recent work has expanded to include the British Empire and its educational heritage in other former Asian colonies in Southeast Asia, with a comparative focus on the Mediterranean. She also researches the cultural and educational aspects of the Cold War in Asia, within a broader context of the history of East-West interactions. Associate Professor Mark Hampton is a specialist of 19th and 20th century Britain, media history in particular. His recent work has shifted to imperial culture: Hong Kong’s place in 20th century British culture, when Hong Kong was a colony of Britain. He is part of a cluster of History faculty who work with Hong Kong and South China. Associate Professor... [-]

MRes in Historical Research

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

The Master's of Research in Historical Research is a one-year course that is research-oriented and allows specialisation in particular research areas. Students are allocated an individual supervisor to direct their independent study and plan the curriculum to reflect their interests and needs. Students should maintain regular contact with supervisors through email and an agreed schedule of meetings to discuss their work and review draft submissions. [+]

The Master's of Research in Historical Research is a one-year course that is research-oriented and allows specialisation in particular research areas. Students are allocated an individual supervisor to direct their independent study and plan the curriculum to reflect their interests and needs. Students should maintain regular contact with supervisors through email and an agreed schedule of meetings to discuss their work and review draft submissions. The Master's of Research (MRes) is designed to enable students to become well-trained historians and to demonstrate their fitness to undertake research to doctoral level at Stirling or other universities in Britain and overseas. Both are achieved through the completion of independent study modules, field seminars and skills training, under supervision. It is also possible to follow an Environmental History pathway and complete an MRes in Historical Research: Environmental History Students are allocated an individual supervisor to direct their independent study and plan the curriculum to reflect their interests and needs. Accreditation The MRes programme and all constituent modules are constructed in line with the University's academic procedures and are fully assessed and externally examined. The programme is recognised by both the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Economic and Social Research Council both of whom have given PhD awards to outstanding Stirling graduates of the MRes. Course objectives This programme prepares you for further research: to co-ordinate the provision of additional or external skills training and to develop the application of research skills students will obtain practical experience of devising and applying a... [-]

Master's Degree In History And Science Of Antiquity

UAM Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Campus Full time 2 semesters September 2017 Spain Madrid

MIHCA The program is aimed primarily at graduates in History and Humanities, as well as in Classical Philology or Spanish, Philosophy, History of Art, Librarianship, Museology and related disciplines. [+]

Masters in History. Recommended profile MIHCA The program is aimed primarily at graduates in History and Humanities, as well as in Classical Philology or Spanish, Philosophy, History of Art, Librarianship, Museology and related disciplines. In addition to the Bachelor and degree courses belonging to the branch of Arts and Humanities is also open to undergraduate and graduate degrees in Psychology, Law and Political Science whenever there is availability. They can also access the master students coming from other degrees or degrees, different from those with direct connection with the master and show a clear interest in ancient history. Access and admission IT IS IMPORTANT make application for admission to the first deadline (March 1st to May 31, 2017), although they have not completed studies of access, because if demand is high, there will be a percentage of Másteres not to open the second term admissions. The application for admission can be performed without having completed studies access although they must be completed and requested the title before the last day of the registration period. Students who made the application for admission to Master studies unfinished access must include in the application the declaration of overcoming previous studies indicating the forecast date of completion thereof. Admission requirements and admission Graduates or Graduates in Humanities (History, Classical Philology, Archaeology, Philosophy, History of Art, Geography ...) or Social and Legal Sciences. Documents and Specific Requirements for Admission Students who made the application for admission to Master studies unfinished access must include in the... [-]

M.Des. in Heritage Design, Planning & Management

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus Full time 2 years July 2017 India Bangalore

Open to students in all design disciplines, the course aims to infuse a deep understanding of built and intangible cultural heritage and the natural environment in design. And enrich, interpret, plan, and integrate heritage places with sensitive and compatible design. The Master of Design in Heritage Design, Planning, and Management prepares students with the skills, knowledge, and tools to identify, document, evaluate, protect, manage, interpret cultural and natural heritage. [+]

M.Des. in Heritage Design, Planning & Management Identification of significant elements of architecture, buildings, sites – natural and cultural in Belur – academic exercise undertaken by Srishti student as part of SUI-Srishti Collaborative (Source: SUI-Srishti; Dr. Jyoti Hosagrahar) In a fast changing and rapidly globalizing world, the uniqueness and identity of place are becoming an important and non-renewable resource. Cultural and natural heritage are well-springs for both traditional and contemporary creative practices rooted in locality and place. How do we identify and assess the cultural (tangible and intangible) and environmental heritage of a place? How do we manage and protect these valuable resources? How can we improve such places and benefit their communities in ways that are compatible with the heritage values? How can places, their cultural and natural assets inform and inspire design and creative practices? How can we support local communities to manage their inheritance? Open to students in all design disciplines, the course aims to infuse a deep understanding of built and intangible cultural heritage and the natural environment in design. And enrich, interpret, plan, and integrate heritage places with sensitive and compatible design. The Master of Design in Heritage Design, Planning, and Management prepares students with the skills, knowledge, and tools to identify, document, evaluate, protect, manage, interpret cultural and natural heritage. They will plan creative solutions with minimal and sustainable interventions to improve basic infrastructure, presentation of places and their uniqueness to the benefit of local communities. Students also learn to derive knowledge and principles... [-]

Master in Classics & Ancient Civilizations: Ancient History

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam Rotterdam + 1 more

The Master's programme Ancient History provides two specializations. Each specialization comprises two core modules that introduce you to a number of... [+]

Master in Ancient History

 

The Master's programme Ancient History provides two specializations. Each specialization comprises two core modules that introduce you to a number of important debates in the field in question("Great Debates in Ancient Historical Studies "). There is also considerable emphasis on interdisciplinary research.

East-West Confrontations: There has always been a greater or lesser degree of mutual cultural interaction between the Near East and the Greek world. This applies to religious and artistic motifs, science, writing systems and public administration. The expertise of the teaching staff is concentrated mainly on the Hellenistic era (Alexander the Great in Mesopotamia), though earlier and later periods are also covered. Religion and Culture: one of the core themes covered in this specialization is the culture of the Greek elite in the eastern half of the  Roman Empire. ... [-]