Master of History
"Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it."

Master of History

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Study content

Any study of the social sciences includes both very broad and very specific subjects. In your Master of History, you are most likely to set your own specific focus, for instance on modern history. The advantage of the wide-ranging Master of History, as compared to a Master of Modern History, is that you can choose subjects of almost any historic era, ranging from ancient studies to post-socialist Eastern Europe.

Moreover, you will draw from a variety of academic disciplines to look at historical events from an objective view. Whether economic history, history of political thought, social or cultural history, the choice is great and you learn to acquire a broad understanding of the historical context.

Career prospects with a Master of History

Your professional prospects are ubiquitous. Research, adult teaching, cultural advisory, historic and cultural preservation, documentation and archive filing, politics, administration or journalism only resemble a selection of career prospects. No matter what your individual profile looks like, a Master of History may open up the path to a successful future career, if you decide to go for it.

Admission criteria

The two-year Master of History requires a successfully completed undergraduate degree in History. Basic skills in Latin and Greek are another common admission criterion. Contact the university of your choice in advance in order to find out about additional criteria.

Study a Master of History at these European universities:

    study programmes     universities
comprehensive profile   M.A. Mitteleuropäische Geschichte   comprehensive profile   Andrássy Universität Budapest (AUB)
comprehensive profile   International Relations in Historical Perspective     Utrecht University
comprehensive profile   History and Philosophy of Science     Utrecht University
  Comparative History   comprehensive profile   Central European University (CEU)
  Historical, Literary and Cultural Studies   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
  Comparative History: From 1500 to Present Time   comprehensive profile   Central European University (CEU)
  Philosophy (Research)   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
  Medieval Studies   comprehensive profile   Central European University (CEU)
  History   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  Cultural Heritage Studies: Academic Research, Policy, Management   comprehensive profile   Central European University (CEU)
  History   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
  Heritage Studies   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  North American studies   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
  Archaeology   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  Classics and Ancient Civilizations   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  Philosophy   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
  Humanities Research Master   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  Media History     Aberystwyth University
  History of Science, Medicine and Technology     University of Oxford
  Classics (Research)     King's College London
  History of International Relations     London School of Economics and Political Science
  West Midlands History     University of Birmingham
  Intellectual History     University of St Andrews
  History     University of Southampton
  History by Research     University of South Wales
  American Studies     University of Hull
  Archaeology (Doctoral Research)     Newcastle University
  Historical Research     University of Roehampton
  Philosophical Studies (Doctoral Research)     Newcastle University
  European History     Newcastle University
  Modern British History     Aberystwyth University
  History     SOAS, University of London
  History of Philosophy     King's College London
  Contemporary History     University of Sussex
  History (Research)     University of Worcester
  Law (Specialism Law and the Humanities)     University of Kent
  Military History     The University of Buckingham
  History     Durham University
  Archives and Records Management (MPhil)     University of Liverpool
  ...     ...


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