MA Global History

The MA Global Histor (90 ECTS credits) is offered full-time over one year or part-time over two years. It is designed to encourage you to think about historical problems beyond their local, national and regional contexts, training you to think about how historical change happens because of the interaction of local, global and international factors. It is suitable for students who have previously studied history, as well as for graduates of related subjects like law, business and economics, modern languages, or social sciences.

The Global History MA programmes build on the skills of thinking, evaluation and writing that we stress at undergraduate level. In addition:

  • We deepen the skills needed to analyse data and documentation
  • We develop individual skills of writing, oral participation and presentation
  • The core modules of our History MAs are small-group seminars led by members of the academic staff, all of whom are research-active
  • Each graduate is mentored by a supervisor who offers professional advice and guidance

Our course involves training in methodology and research, as well as cutting edge seminar courses on subjects like Gender, Empires and Imperialism, War and Political Violence (including terrorism, genocide and mass violence), Medicine, Religion, Revolution, Nationalism and Globalization. Every student is free to choose their own degree pathway and the modules on offer include courses in medieval, early-modern and modern history. Our geographical expertise covers most of the world.

You will complete the programme with a 15,000 word dissertation, carefully supervised by one of our experts. This piece of independent original historical research is your chance to demonstrate your ability to undertake a substantial piece of original research. You will have the chance to present your research to our staff and your peers in a friendly environment at our annual MA thesis conference.