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Top Masters Programs in History in Europe 2019

History involves the study of the written word in order to uncover information about the past. It includes researching, analyzing, and synthesizing knowledge about the past, as well as making new discoveries.

In all, there are over 4000 Higher Education Institutions in Europe offering a wide range of courses at Bachelor, Masters and Doctorate level. With more and more of these organizations offering English as the language of education for at least some of their degree programs, universities in Europe are now of higher quality than ever before. Universities in Europe offer a friendly welcome to foreign students and to give a course of knowledge that meets their profession needs in today’s global demand.

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University of Wroclaw - Faculty of Historical and Pedagogical Sciences

The public history program is addressed to all the BA graduates, not only in history, and even not only in the humanities, who would like to conduct the research about an ... [+]

Public History

The public history program is addressed to all the BA graduates, not only in history, and even not only in the humanities, who would like to conduct the research about and promote the public uses of history. Public history has been operating since the 1970s as a subdiscipline of history, but also as a separate academic discipline. It is called the history "for the people, by the people, with the people, of the people" and deals with all the aspects of history outside the formal education (also academic education). It operates for many years at the universities worldwide and enjoys considerable popularity among the students.

The history itself concentrates on examining the past (aiming at answering the question "how was it there?") while public history conducts research on how the knowledge about the past is present in the social consciousness and how it is (and may be) instilled in this consciousness, with the central question of "what do (did/will) the people know about how it was?" It focuses on the historical memory, which is rather marginal in the "traditional" history research. The courses from the public history program concentrate on the ways of shaping the historical consciousness (or collective memory) - both in the context of its theoretical framework and mechanism (including e.g. politics of history) and in various practical ways (tools/techniques) of influencing this memory and consciousness, starting from collecting and processing the testimonies of the past, through speech-writing and preparing other texts promoting the historical knowledge,... [-]

Poland Wrocław
October 2019
English
Full time
4 semesters
Campus
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Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication - Erasmus University Rotterdam

The Master in History is an interdisciplinary programme: we combine knowledge and theories from both the humanities and the social sciences to analyse complex historical ... [+]

Master in History with a specialisation in Global History and International Relations

Why choose History in Rotterdam?

The Master History is an interdisciplinary programme: we combine knowledge and theories from both the humanities and the social sciences to analyse complex historical issues. An international and comparative approach teaches us to identify similarities and differences in historical case studies.

The international track of the Master History is titled ‘Global History and International Relations’. In this programme, two otherwise independent fields of study are combined to analyse international relations from a historical and global perspective. We focus for example on the rise and fall of great powers such as the British Empire and the United States. We discuss the historical backgrounds of contemporary geopolitical issues and show how the past itself is mobilized by groups and individuals to legitimize policies and to construct identities.... [-]

Netherlands Rotterdam
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English
Full time
Part time
1 - 2 years
Campus
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Higher School of Economics

Built on the international experience of developing similar programmes, we use methodologies of global, comparative and transnational historical research that facilitate ... [+]

About the Programme

A large part of historical studies is conducted as applied research. Using and interpreting historical data enables historian to construct "usable pasts" as a tool for understanding the present and imagining possible and alternative avenues of future development. Applied history embraces methods and practices dealing with identification, preservation, interpretation, and presentation of historical artefacts, texts, structures, and landscapes. In one part of our training, we focus on material objects in history and their meanings within the framework of heritage and memory studies. The other part of the training will encompass a critical approach to the politics of circulation of historically formed discourses of identity and legitimacy in present-day society. The two-pronged approach to the complex problem of historical legacy and heritage will fill out the gap in professional training in history and provide a platform for creating interactive processes that link the historical object, the historian, and the public.... [-]

Russia Saint Petersburg
September 2019
English
Full time
2 years
Campus
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University of Groningen

You can take the Master's programme in Modern History and International Relations as a specialization within the Research Master's degree in History or the Research Maste ... [+]

Research Master Modern History and International Relations

You can take the Master's programme in Modern History and International Relations as a specialization within the Research Master's degree in History or the Research Master's degree in International Relations.

The two-year Master's programme in Modern History and International Relations teaches you to carry out independent academic research in the fields of modern history and international relations. You will explore recent developments in these fields and study relevant theoretical and methodological backgrounds. You will learn about subjects such as the international political economy, the history of cultural identity and European cooperation and integration.... [-]

Netherlands Groningen
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English
Full time
24 months
Campus
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University of Wroclaw

The public history program is addressed to all the BA graduates, not only in history, and even not only in the humanities, who would like to conduct the research about an ... [+]

The public history program is addressed to all the BA graduates, not only in history, and even not only in the humanities, who would like to conduct the research about and promote the public uses of history. Public history has been operating since the 1970s as a subdiscipline of history, but also as a separate academic discipline. It is called the history "for the people, by the people, with the people, of the people" and deals with all the aspects of history outside the formal education (also academic education). It operates for many years at the universities world-wide and enjoys considerable popularity among the students.

The history itself concentrates on examining the past (aiming at answering the question "how was it there?") while public history conducts research on how the knowledge about the past is present in the social consciousness and how it is (and may be) instilled in this consciousness, with the central question of "what do (did/will) the people know about how it was?" It focuses on historical memory, which is rather marginal in the "traditional" history research. The courses from the public history program concentrate on the ways of shaping the historical consciousness (or collective memory) - both in the context of its theoretical framework and mechanism (including e.g. politics of history) and in various practical ways (tools/techniques) of influencing this memory and consciousness, starting from collecting and processing the testimonies of the past, through speech-writing and preparing other texts promoting the historical knowledge, exhibitions, historical installations,... [-]

Poland Wrocław
October 2019
English
Full time
2 years
Campus
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University of Algarve

Master in History and Cultural Heritages ... [+]

Overview Degree: Masters Subsystem: University Faculty/School: Faculty of Human and Social Sciences Area of studies: Arts, Communication, and Heritage Language of teaching: Portuguese Course Structure

Curricular Unit

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Heritage, Memory and Identity

10

17421000

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Portugal Faro
October 2019
Portuguese (Portugal)
Full time
2 years
Campus
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University of Oslo

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 ... [+]

Why choose this program?

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. This new program challenges its students to explore international and transnational processes, institutions and movements from multiple perspectives.

Building on the broad range of thematic competences present at Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History and the inspiring environment provided by the University of Oslo and the city, students are encouraged to study the forces that connect and separate people across national borders.

By focusing on international and transnational history from the mid-19th century to the recent past, the program offers a broad and global historical perspective on political, cultural, social and economic processes both between and beyond nation-states. It includes a combination of closely integrated core and specialized courses. Over the first three semesters, students will be thoroughly prepared to write their final master's thesis through a practically oriented “horizontal” course module.... [-]

Norway Oslo
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English
Full time
2 years
Campus
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University of Bologna

Global Cultures Curriculum is intended to be a radically new approach to the humanities. Students are invited to critically analyse the “shock of the global” that is shap ... [+]

Global Cultures Curriculum is intended to be a radically new approach to the humanities. Students are invited to critically analyse the “shock of the global” that is shaping our lives and societies and to abandon the traditional Eurocentric and state-centred approaches and methodologies. Hybridisation among methods and research fields, experimentation of new forms of interaction between academics and students, and a strong emphasis on cross-cultural and transnational connections are all essential elements for a new critical perspective in the study of past and present academic discourse.

5 reasons to enrol on the degree programme A community of students: students at GLOC feel they are part of an international community of scholars and friends International environment: students at GLOC have a chance to meet scholars, professors and friends coming from everywhere Renown faculty: students at GLOC can attend courses taught by Italian and invited international scholars well known in the field A non traditional teaching: students at GLOC can experiment new forms of interaction with their professors in and out of class Dedicated spaces: students at GLOC have their own classrooms, a meeting room for group works, and a common room to chat and relax Admission requirements ... [-]
Italy Bologna
September 2019
English
Full time
2 years
Campus
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University of Oviedo -

Graduates of the Master's Degree will be able to perform a professional or research task, from an interdisciplinary perspective and with a conceptual basis in the int ... [+]

Professional outings

Graduates of the Master's Degree will be able to perform a professional or research task, from an interdisciplinary perspective and with a conceptual basis in the international field of social studies of science and innovation studies, around analysis, promotion, dissemination, evaluation and management of scientific culture and innovation. In this way, they will be able to develop professional tasks such as scientific dissemination, research and evaluation of policies for the promotion and dissemination of scientific culture and innovation, and the management of research and promotion projects in these fields.

Curriculum

The Master's degree consists of a total of 60 ECTS, developed throughout an academic year and distributed in three modules. It has four itineraries, two on scientific culture (one with professional orientation and another with academic orientation) and two on innovation culture (also with a professional and academic profile). The itineraries of scientific culture will be taught at the University of Oviedo and the innovation culture itineraries will be taught at the Polytechnic University of Valencia.... [-]

Spain Oviedo
September 2019
Spanish
Full time
1 year
Online & Campus Combined
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University of St Andrews

The MLitt in Environmental History explores human interaction with the non-human natural world within the context of a study of the history of science, medicine and envir ... [+]

The MLitt in Environmental History explores human interaction with the non-human natural world within the context of a study of the history of science, medicine and environment.

The MLitt in Environmental History is an interdisciplinary postgraduate programme run jointly by the Institute for Environmental History and the Department of Modern History.

Environmental History examines human interaction with the natural world through time, and students will have the opportunity to engage with this intellectually urgent field.

Highlights The programme benefits from the expertise of members of the Institute for Environmental History and the Department of Modern History. Students explore multiple dimensions of this intellectually significant field of study, while firmly rooting this knowledge in a progressively better understanding of core issues within historiography and methodology. Some modules are interdisciplinary and interdepartmental, involving the School of Geography and Geosciences. Teaching format ... [-]
United Kingdom Saint Andrews
September 2019
English
Full time
1 year
Campus
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University of Stirling

The Master of Research in Historical Research is a one-year course that is research-oriented and allows you to specialise in particular research areas. ... [+]

Overview

The Master of Research in Historical Research is a one-year course that is research-oriented and allows you to specialise in particular research areas.

The MRes is designed to:

enable you to become a well-trained historian demonstrate your ability to undertake research to doctoral level at Stirling or other universities in Britain and overseas

Both of these aims are achieved through the completion of independent study modules, field seminars and skills training conducted under supervision. You’ll also be allocated an individual supervisor to direct your independent study and plan the curriculum to reflect your interests and needs.

Our course prepares you for further research by covering many different topics including:... [-]

United Kingdom Stirling
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English
Full time
Part time
12 - 24 months
Campus
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INISEG Instituto Internacional de Estudios en Seguridad Global

The Master of Military History is an official degree of II livello (second level) of the Pegasus University of Italy, which gives access to the doctorate due to its adapt ... [+]

Presentation

The Master of Military History is an official degree of II livello (second level) of the Pegasus University of Italy, which gives access to the doctorate due to its adaptation and reception to the Bologna plan and the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). This master's degree focuses on the records of armed conflicts in the history of mankind, including the evolution of materials, weapons, tactics and strategies employed throughout history.

What content does this online master have?

In the modules of this official master's degree in Military History you will see all those events that occurred over the years that can be considered within the category of social conflicts, going through fights between tribes to the great wars of Humanity.... [-]

Spain Madrid Zamora
September 2019
Spanish
Full time
Part time
9 months
Online
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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

The Master’s program Ancient Studies does not adhere to disciplinary boundaries. There is almost not a single question which can be answered solely from an archaeological ... [+]

Master in Ancient studies

The Master’s program Ancient Studies does not adhere to disciplinary boundaries. There is almost not a single question which can be answered solely from an archaeological or literary vantage point. At Ancient Studies you learn to use that which is necessary, be it Ancient History, Archaeology, Ancient Languages or Philosophy. An ideal situation if you consider yourself both an historian and archaeologist, and want to view literature as a product of society.Questions you come across are, for example: Rome was an ethnic melting pot during imperial times. How did classical poets react to this, and can traces of this ethnic intermingling be found in studies of living conditions and artistic expressions? There are a lot of texts about dreams originating from the classical world (from Mesopotamia to Rome and Byzantium). Can we learn more about the people of antiquity by studying these dreams? And what is the influence of Latin literature on Dutch literature? Or: For once don’t compare Homer with Virgil, but with the Gilgamesh epic.Core moduleThe core module of this degree program is "Great Debates in Ancient Historical Studies". In this module, lecturers from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the University of Amsterdam deal with a number of key themes from the field of Ancient studies that have been the subject of heated debates. You will write a paper on one of these debates. Depending on your background, you will specialize further in Ancient history and Archaeology, Latin language and culture, Greek language and culture... [-]

Netherlands Amsterdam
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Full time
1 year
Campus
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Jaume I University (Universitat Jaume I)

Between the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries, in the birth of modern European society, the Mediterranean underwent a profound transformation that defined a new framewor ... [+]

Between the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries, in the birth of modern European society, the Mediterranean underwent a profound transformation that defined a new framework for political and economic relations, as well as renewed cultural horizons. The study of these processes, in addition to having undeniably intrinsic, provides the key to understanding our world, and in particular the problems that the process of political construction of the European Union faces as the limits of the sovereignty, harmonization of different cultural traditions and finding a common ideological foundation that respects the identities of its components. This master is aimed at training specialists in the analysis and interpretation of this period, and historical understanding of the challenges facing the current Mediterranean.... [-]

Spain Castellón de la Plana
September 2019
Spanish
Full time
1 year
Online & Campus Combined
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University of Zurich Department of History

Continuing vocational training in the specific strategic potentials of the historical method, of practical use in professional fields such as politics, diplomacy, busines ... [+]

Modern historical science is a fascinating discipline that deals with all aspects of human life. Data, battles, state actions and "big men" have long been no longer at the center of the subject: from the everyday life of the people of the past centuries to the history of the body and the

Gender relations, from the history of marginalized groups to dealing with the causes of revolutions and crises, a broad thematic spectrum is dealt with. To pursue history is concerned with the dreams and projects, with the hopes and fears of our ancestors; Means to get to know the conditions of human existence in the different societies. History tells us who we are by reconstructing as we have become. It shows us "past future": it shows how other generations deal with the threats and opportunities that exist in every present. ... [-]

Switzerland Zürich
February 2020
German
4 semesters
Campus
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