MA in Global History
The MA in Global and Comparative History is an innovative taught MA course, one of the first in the UK to focus specifically on global history, and offering students the chance to investigate one of the most dynamic areas of current historical enquiry and debate. At its centre is a core module exploring the way in which global history has emerged, the methods it adopts, the subject areas it addresses and the criticisms it has attracted.
Throughout, students are encouraged to explore how the global can be investigated in relation to the regional and the local, as part of wider debates on historical methods and interpretation. This provides a route into studying major regions of the globe, including Latin America, India and China. Students also benefit from the wider activities of the Global History and Culture Centre, with the option to participate in seminars, lectures and conferences arranged by the Centre.
The course offers an excellent route into PhD research in the emerging field of global history and culture. Recent postgraduates have also advanced into careers in the cultural sector, consultancy and teaching.