Our MA courses are intended to challenge students of the highest calibre, while providing specific and direct training in disciplinary practices, theories, approaches and methodologies. Our taught programmes are conducted with an emphasis on disciplinary training and inter-disciplinary engagement, offering opportunities for supported independent study.
Our exceptional Master's degrees are also designed to offer choice, flexibility and the opportunity to specialise. Throughout each degree you will enhance your historical, professional and transferable skills, preparing you for many kinds of public and private sector careers.
Previous students have gone on to work in a variety of fields, including: museums, archives and historical organisations, publishing, editing, education, banking, finance and the civil service.
As our department offers a diverse mix of research expertise you will be encouraged to be intellectually ambitious, inducted into the community of historians and grow to better understand the relationship between your own specialist field and the wider discipline.
Deepening your understanding of a subject you are passionate about, you will become confident in your own disciplinary identity and mastery of the subject to be able to engage with those in other fields.
Our Taught Postgraduate Programmes
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Explore the history of an interconnected world while mastering the methods needed to approach it from global and transnational perspectives
MA Global History at Durham University
Find out more about the new MA Global History which offers postgraduate students the opportunity to study the History of the world from late antiquity to the present day, and to cover every continent of this world.