MASTERSTUDIES

12 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.

12 Results in Modern History Filter

Interuniversity Master in Contemporary History (joint with UV, UAM, UAB, USC, UNIZAR, UNICAN, UPV and UIMP)

Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Master
Sep 2020
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2 semesters
Spanish
Campus

The Master's Degree in Contemporary History is an official title (nº 4311727 in the Register of Universities, Centers and Degrees), valid throughout the national territory and ...

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MA Modern German and European Studies

University of Haifa, International School
MA
Oct 2020
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Full-time
English
Campus

The international Master of Arts program in German and European Studies at the University of Haifa is being launched as part of the teaching activities of the HCGES.

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Master in Early Modern History

University of St Andrews
Master
14 Sep 2020
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Full-time
English
Campus

The MLitt in Early Modern History provides advanced study of the history of the early modern European and Atlantic worlds, including the Ottoman Empire. It introduces students ...

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Master in Modern International and Transnational History

University of Oslo
Master
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2 years
English
Campus

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 ...

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Master in Cultural History of Modern Europe

Utrecht University
MA
Sep 2020
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English
Dutch
Campus

In the Master’s programme in Cultural History of Modern Europe, you will study Europe’s position in the world from a cultural-historical perspective, with an emphasis on moder ...

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MA Postcolonial Studies

SOAS University of London
MA
28 Sep 2020
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English
Campus

The MA Postcolonial Studies Programme offers a focus on the historical relationships of power, domination and practices of imperialism and colonialism in the modern period (la ...

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MA in Modern History and International Relations

University of Groningen
MA
01 Feb 2021
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12 months
15 Oct 2020
English
Campus

The MA in Modern History and International Relations provides a challenging multidisciplinary approach while offering intensive supervision by high-quality researchers in smal ...

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Master in Oral History - Contemporary History

Faculty of Humanities, Charles University
Master
Sep 2020
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2 years
English
Campus

The MA program is centered on the connection between individual and collective aspects of contemporary history and historical events. The studies focus on the relationship bet ...

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MA in Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Kean University
MA
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Campus

he Masters of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Kean University – one of only three such programs in the United States – is exceptionally poised to inspire leaders in ...

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MSc in Contemporary History

The University of Edinburgh - The School of History, Classics & Archaeology
MSc
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English
Campus

This programme will give you a comprehensive understanding of the increasingly global experience of humankind in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. What has brought abo ...

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Master in Modern History

University of St Andrews
Master
14 Sep 2020
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Full-time
English
Campus

The MLitt in Modern History offers students an opportunity to deepen their understanding of key issues in the discipline by pursuing their studies at a conceptually advanced l ...

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Research Master in Modern History and International Relations

University of Groningen
Master
01 Feb 2021
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24 months
15 Oct 2020
English
Campus

The Research Master in Modern History and International Relations offers a challenging multidisciplinary approach, with Intensive supervision by high-quality researchers in sm ...

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