Masters Programs in Modern History

Compare 3 Masters Programs in Modern History

Master’s degree programs are available for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree in a related field. Those enrolled explore detailed theoretical topics and are challenged to demonstrate competency with their coursework. These programs typically require two additional years of full-time study to complete.

You may be wondering what is a Master in Modern History? It is very much like a general history program, but it mostly focuses on issues related to the most recent two centuries. Students spend time researching important events that have shaped the modern world. Topics often include political trends, conflicts, and economic systems. Some programs will have a global approach and explore a range of cultures and events. Others will narrow in on Western powers such as Britain and the United States. Regardless, rapid technological advances and cultural expansion dominate many discussions.

Research is a major component of these programs, and students develop analytical skills through their research exercises. They learn to critically evaluate sources of information and categorize them based on authenticity. Students also learn how to keep accurate records and improve their writing and communication abilities.

The tuition and fee costs are set by the universities. Those interested should contact the admissions departments of institutions under consideration.

After finishing one of these degrees, graduates are prepared for a variety of careers. Some become educators and teach classes at different levels of the public and private education systems. Graduates may also work to develop new educational resources. Their analytical capabilities enable them to critique, edit, and write textbooks and learning material. Some work as journalists in fields related to current events. Others are employed in museums as curators or speakers on special topics of historical interest.

It is important to consider as many options as possible before deciding on a specific program. If you cannot take time off work or travel for traditional classes, you may benefit from an online university. 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 Contemporary Art Conservation - Master di I Livello

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Como
Campus Full time 1 year March 2019 Italy Como

The issue of Contemporary Art Conservation is at the center of debates and disagreements. The diversity and originality of used materials, the ephemerality and perishability of some artworks, the use of new media and, last but not least, the immateriality of some performances and happenings make this field a continuously and rapidly evolving ground where well prepared specialists ready to deal with this wide and inestimable patrimony are definitely missing. [+]

The issue of Contemporary Art Conservation is at the center of debates and disagreements. The diversity and originality of used materials, the ephemerality and perishability of some artworks, the use of new media and, last but not least, the immateriality of some performances and happenings make this field a continuously and rapidly evolving ground where well prepared specialists ready to deal with this wide and inestimable patrimony are definitely missing.

Starting from here and from the individual peculiarities of each Campus, Accademia di Belle Arti Aldo Galli signed a partnership which proposes an ambitious Higher Education project.

Career opportunities - The Specialist in Contemporary Art Conservation can work either in conservation or in restoration, boasting a theoretical and practical knowledge specifically connected to the contemporary times. The employment sectors include galleries, public and private museums, public institutions for conservation and land-use planning, exhibition setup and art transportation businesses, studio and analysis labs, university departments of Art History, restoration and conservation companies.... [-]


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 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.... [-]