Masters Programs in Modern History

Compare 2 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 2018 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 art works, 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. [+]

Masters in Modern History. 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 art works, 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. Target - This Master is opened to graduates who want to acquire theoretical and practical skills in the field of contemporary art conservation, interested and operate in a dynamic and evolving sector. Previous studies in fine arts academies and schools of restoration could be considered as an asset, but not a prerequisite to access the course. Methodology and strcture - The course is divided into two modules, characterized by a specific course of study, strictly related to the peculiarity of the venue: Venice and... [-]

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 [+]

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 international political economy, the history of cultural identity and European cooperation and integration. As a student of this programme you work in small groups and are supervised by highly qualified researchers. The programme is closely related to the research carried out at the Groningen Research Institute for the Study of Culture (ICOG) and the N.W. Posthumus Institute. Entry Requirements for international students Knowledge minimum Excellent academic record, letter of motivation, two letters of recommendation and transcript, thesis or paper Previous education BA in History, International Relations, American Studies or related fields. Other admission requirements The selection proceduree is based on an evaluation of degree certificates and individual results, proficiency in English (min. 620 TOEFL or min. 7 IELTS), a letter of motivation, transcripts of records, and two letters of recommendation. Job perspectives After graduation you are well prepared for a career in research at a university or a private or governmental research institute. You can pursue jobs at international organizations and government institutions as... [-]