Taught course

Global History: Empires, States and Cultures

Institution
Birkbeck, University of London · History, Classics and Archaeology
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

We require a second-class honours degree and references.

We also offer a 1-year Graduate Certificate in History, which can be used as a conversion course if you want to study history at postgraduate level, but have a degree in a significantly different discipline.

Months of entry

October

Course content

This Master's degree in global history will expand and deepen your understanding of world history through the exploration of global perspectives and interconnections across geographical and national boundaries. The course will introduce you to a wide range of approaches, including comparative histories of empires, nationalism and decolonisation, migration and diaspora, world culture and global archives. You will be encouraged to think expansively about connections between historical themes in global history and focus on a particular region of the world, such as South and East Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and the USA.

The compulsory modules explore specific topics and questions in global history. You then choose three option modules from a wide variety offered by the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology and other departments at Birkbeck, opting, if you wish, to take a focused pathway through the degree by specialising in the history of Asia, Africa, the Middle East, or the imperial and postcolonial periods.

You will be encouraged to develop both conceptual and theoretical approaches to understanding the historical development of the modern world, as well as learning research methods that will enable you to specialise in a topic of your choosing and write a dissertation.

The course offers you training to continue on to PhD research, if you wish, but it will also equip you with specialist knowledge and transferable skills for a wide range of careers.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Student Advice Service
Email
studentadvice@bbk.ac.uk
Phone
+44(0) 20 3907 0700