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Master of History

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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   Folkloristics and Applied Heritage Studies   comprehensive profile   University of Tartu
  History   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  History   comprehensive profile   Northumbria University
  Archaeology   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  History (MRes)   comprehensive profile   Northumbria University
  Humanities Research Master   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  Classics and Ancient Civilizations   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  Geschichte. Quellen und Deutungen   comprehensive profile   Universität Stuttgart
  Heritage Studies   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  History (MRes)     Birkbeck, University of London
  Scottish History     University of Dundee
  International History     Staffordshire University
  History     University of Reading
  American History     University of Edinburgh
  English: 1850-Present     King's College London
  Brazilian Studies (Research)     King's College London
  History - History of Medicine     Oxford Brookes University
  Global and Imperial History     University of Oxford
  Medieval History     University of Hull
  American History     University of Sheffield
  History     The University of Northampton
  Eighteenth Century Britain     Aberystwyth University
  Intellectual History     University of St Andrews
  Economic History     London School of Economics and Political Science
  History: Medieval and Renaissance Studies     University of Liverpool
  Art and Design History     Kingston University
  Social and Cultural History     University of Leeds
  Archaeology (MA)     Newcastle University
  Economic and Social History     University of Oxford
  Victorian Studies     Leeds Trinity University
  Early Modern History     University of Sheffield
  Modern Italian History (Res)     University of Reading
  Twentieth Century British History     University of Birmingham
  Historical Research Methods and Intensive Language     SOAS, University of London
  Modern History     Aberystwyth University
  Classical Research     University of Roehampton
  Historical Studies     University of Strathclyde
  Early Modern History     University of Birmingham
  History of Art     University of Bristol
  Historical Research & Public History     New College of the Humanities
  ...     ...


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