MASTERSTUDIES

7 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 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.

7 Results in World 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 in Black British History

Goldsmiths, University of London
MA
Sep 2020
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Part-time
30 Jul 2020
English
Campus

This MA stimulates new knowledge and understandings about the understudied and often marginalised experiences of black Britons.

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M.A. in Global, International & Comparative History

Georgetown University - Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
MA
Aug 2020
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4 semesters
English
Campus

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 ...

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Master in Transnational, Global and Spatial History

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

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 ...

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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 Humanities: Global History (research)

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Master
Sep 2020
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2 years
English
Campus

The Global History programme, is a specialization of the Humanities Research Master, aimed at talented students who are exceptionally motivated to develop their skills in the ...

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Master in History: Global History and International Studies

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
MA
Sep 2020
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Full-time
English
Campus

The MA History programme Global History and International Studies focusses on how the circulation of people, goods and ideas across the globe developed over time and shaped th ...

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