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10 Masters Programs in World History

To pursue a master's degree, one must already have an undergraduate degree. A master’s program is a way for students to further their knowledge on a chosen area of study and to expand their career prospects. What is a Master in World History? A master’s in this field of study usually takes two years to complete and consists of an education in postcolonial history, politics, global soci… Read more

To pursue a master's degree, one must already have an undergraduate degree. A master’s program is a way for students to further their knowledge on a chosen area of study and to expand their career prospects.

What is a Master in World History? A master’s in this field of study usually takes two years to complete and consists of an education in postcolonial history, politics, global social history and/or cultural history. An individual who pursues a degree in this field may gain a deeper understanding of religion, people, ideas and objects, as well as explore how each of these concepts interact with one another. Courses may place a strong emphasis on the role of power, religion, emotions and social relations in each culture.

A graduate with a degree in world history may develop many valuable skills and traits, including the ability to make informed conclusions based on a deep understanding of a researched subject. Students of this field tend to be more critical of information given to them, yet more compassionate and understanding of others. Each of these traits can serve individuals well in all aspects of their life. 

The cost of a master’s degree varies considerably and hinges upon a number of factors. Where students live, whether they take their courses online or in the classroom and how long is the duration of a program may affect the final price.  

Graduates of this field tend to find they do well by setting up their own research as a PhD student. However, those who do not wish to continue to go to school may also find success at research institutes as researchers, academic institutions as teachers and professors, museums as heritage experts and government agencies as diplomats. Individuals may also qualify for careers in journalism, writing and marketing.

Many universities have a master’s program in global history, with a number offering online courses for ease and convenience. 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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Norwich University Online
Northfield, USA

Complete your Master of Arts in History degree online with Norwich University. Designed to fit your busy professional schedule, the online Master's in History program is deliv ... +

Complete your Master of Arts in History degree online with Norwich University. Designed to fit your busy professional schedule, the online Master's in History program is delivered through an interactive learning environment that helps you balance your coursework with your full-time responsibilities. The program offers four career-focused concentration options designed to explore your specific interests and prepare you for the advanced history career you want. -
MA
Part-time
18 months
English
Online
 
University of Glasgow Postgraduate Programmes
Glasgow, United Kingdom

An understanding of war, for good or ill, is of vital importance to our understanding of how states and societies have evolved. This unique master offers the opportunity to st ... +

An understanding of war, for good or ill, is of vital importance to our understanding of how states and societies have evolved. This unique master offers the opportunity to study the history, theory and practice of war and conflict in a wide range of aspects, from the Middle Ages to the present day, and from causes, course, to consequences. The programme is designed to offer breadth as well as a specialism and will allow you to explore the history of war and armed conflict from a variety of perspectives. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 24 months
English
Campus
 
Universidade Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

The master's degree aims to provide advanced training in Contemporary History oriented towards teaching and research that will make it a true “school of historians” with high ... +

The master's degree aims to provide advanced training in Contemporary History oriented towards teaching and research that will make it a true “school of historians” with high training. As a project for higher academic and research training, the master's degree must transmit to students the theoretical, methodological, heuristic and thematic pluralism of historiography, carrying out an exercise in permanent reflection on the construction of the discipline. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
Spanish, Gallegan
Campus
Online
 

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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Netherlands

The MA History program Global History and International Studies focuses on how the circulation of people, goods, and ideas across the globe developed over time and shaped the ... +

The MA History program Global History and International Studies focuses on how the circulation of people, goods, and ideas across the globe developed over time and shaped the world as we know it today. Courses deal with a range of subjects, from the “Great Divergence” between industrial development in China and Europe to unfree labor in a global perspective, the circulation of racial theories, and global migrations. In specialized courses, you learn from our experts about the most recent trends. The choice of subject for your master’s thesis is free. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Ningbo, China

This programme gives students the opportunity to develop a deep understanding and analytical excellence in a field of increasing importance, international studies. A wide sele ... +

This programme gives students the opportunity to develop a deep understanding and analytical excellence in a field of increasing importance, international studies. A wide selection of modules allows them to specialise in a variety of different areas. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 48 months
English
Campus
 
Georgetown University - Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Washington, USA

The Master's Program in History at Georgetown is rooted in the core belief that interconnections among the globe’s diverse regions and cultures have played a crucial role in s ... +

The Master's Program in History at Georgetown is rooted in the core belief that interconnections among the globe’s diverse regions and cultures have played a crucial role in shaping societies’ development since long before the modern era, and that a deep understanding of these historical forces is essential to grasping the world we currently live in. History as a discipline aims to analyze and integrate politics and states, production and work, environment and society, culture and religion, and gender and family. Georgetown History MA students research these aspects of human society as they change over time, by setting local, regional, and national developments in trans-regional or global contexts. -
MA
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Campus
 
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Madrid, Spain

The Master's Degree in Contemporary History is taught jointly by the departments and areas of Contemporary History of eight universities. Its interuniversity nature is justifi ... +

The Master's Degree in Contemporary History is taught jointly by the departments and areas of Contemporary History of eight universities. Its interuniversity nature is justified by the need to transcend departmental compartmentalisation to offer training of excellence at the postgraduate level, which can only be achieved by pooling the resources of the main centers of contemporary Spanish. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
2 semesters
Spanish
Sep 2022
15 Feb 2022
Campus
 
University of North Alabama College of Arts and Sciences
Florence, USA

The Department of History is one of the largest and most diverse departments at the University of North Alabama. The department offers a Master of Arts degree in History as we ... +

The Department of History is one of the largest and most diverse departments at the University of North Alabama. The department offers a Master of Arts degree in History as well as a Master of Arts degree in Public History. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Online
 
University of Oslo
Oslo, Norway

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 ... +

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. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
01 Aug 2022
01 Mar 2022
Campus
 
University of St Andrews
Saint Andrews, United Kingdom

This course promotes new transnational perspectives and ways of seeing the past through an explicit appreciation of scale in space and time. Students explore a range of approa ... +

This course promotes new transnational perspectives and ways of seeing the past through an explicit appreciation of scale in space and time. Students explore a range of approaches to the study of global trade, the development of networks, comparative history and cross-cultural encounters. -
Master
Full-time
English
Campus