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MAGlobal History

University of Birmingham
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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Overview

The aim of this course is to put something very big under the microscope. By expanding the scale at which historians would normally operate, our Global History MA will present you with an opportunity to think with growing confidence and imagination about your world, its origins, its complexities and continuous transformations across a uniquely broad geographical and chronological scope. You will be taught the latest skills, concepts and approaches to the subject, and you will share in the imaginative challenges and intellectual vistas that this exciting new field of history is opening up. It is from this largest of historical perspectives that you will be invited to choose your own specialist research topic, culminating in a supervised 15,000-word dissertation.

Programme structure

You will study four core modules (full descriptions available below):

Global Histories: Comparisons and Connections
Making Sense of the World: Themes in Global History
Historical Methods: Research Skills
Research Methods and Skills: Dissertation Preparation
You will also choose two optional modules, or a double special-subject module, from a wide range available from across the Department of History.

You will complete the MA with a 15,000-word dissertation on a topic of your choice

Career opportunities

Over the past five years, over 92% of History postgraduates were in work and/or further study six months after graduation. Some of our History postgraduates go on to use their studies directly, for example in heritage, museum or archivist work. Others use their transferable skills in a range of occupations from finance to civil service to fundraising.

Employers that graduates have gone on to work for include: Alcester Heritage Network;
HSBC;
KPMG;
Ministry of Defence;
and the National Trust.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States