Master of History 12 months Postgraduate Program By KU Leuven |Top Universities
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Program Duration

12 monthsProgram duration

Tuitionfee

1,116 EURTuition Fee/year

Scholarship

YesScholarships

Program overview

Main Subject

History

Degree

MA

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

Master of History

History is the study of the events and forces that have shaped our world, our society and ourselves. This comprehensive Master of History gives you the freedom to explore a variety of different historical approaches and time periods.

About the programme

The comprehensive History programme gives you the freedom to explore a variety of different historical approaches and time periods. Our internationally renowned staff will help you develop the skills and specialized knowledge needed to become a historian.

The Master of History consists of two parts:

  • A number of in-depth optional courses. Together with your supervisor you choose a series of elective modules. You can choose to specialise in a particular time period or historical theme such as cultural history, religious history or global history.
  • The master thesis; you shape your study program around the topic of your master thesis. As historical research at KU Leuven is organised into four different research groups and you will become part of the same research group as your thesis supervisor, the different available courses are presented according to each research group's focus.

Career perspectives

History is a well-rounded discipline. You will take all kinds of classes about historical periods, regions and domains. Through different exercises, you learn to think, analyse, offer criticism, interpret, debate, draw conclusions, and express them in writing. You also become familiar with many other disciplines, such as law, political science and economics.

You will develop skills that are invaluable to employers in a variety of sectors, including: government and politics, media and communications, heritage and cultural organisations, and a broad range of private companies.

Historians are therefore valued in a wide range of job sectors. The time when all historians became teachers or archivists has long past.

Program overview

Main Subject

History

Degree

MA

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

Master of History

History is the study of the events and forces that have shaped our world, our society and ourselves. This comprehensive Master of History gives you the freedom to explore a variety of different historical approaches and time periods.

About the programme

The comprehensive History programme gives you the freedom to explore a variety of different historical approaches and time periods. Our internationally renowned staff will help you develop the skills and specialized knowledge needed to become a historian.

The Master of History consists of two parts:

  • A number of in-depth optional courses. Together with your supervisor you choose a series of elective modules. You can choose to specialise in a particular time period or historical theme such as cultural history, religious history or global history.
  • The master thesis; you shape your study program around the topic of your master thesis. As historical research at KU Leuven is organised into four different research groups and you will become part of the same research group as your thesis supervisor, the different available courses are presented according to each research group's focus.

Career perspectives

History is a well-rounded discipline. You will take all kinds of classes about historical periods, regions and domains. Through different exercises, you learn to think, analyse, offer criticism, interpret, debate, draw conclusions, and express them in writing. You also become familiar with many other disciplines, such as law, political science and economics.

You will develop skills that are invaluable to employers in a variety of sectors, including: government and politics, media and communications, heritage and cultural organisations, and a broad range of private companies.

Historians are therefore valued in a wide range of job sectors. The time when all historians became teachers or archivists has long past.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate

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Admission requirements  You must hold a bachelor’s degree in history or a degree in a closely related field that included an element of historical research. Applicants are required to write a motivation letter and provide a preliminary research topic and title for your thesis, including the central issues or problem you intend to research and some account of the current state of scholarship in that area. You should have a good command of spoken and written English.
For the most recent – and only official – information on the admission requirements, please check our webpage.
Student profile
  • You have a solid academic background in history or a closely related field.
  • You want to be able to independently plan and execute an communicate historical research.
  • You are eager to familiarise yourself with different approaches to history and the past.
1 Year
Sep

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

1,116 EUR
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International Students

1,116 EUR
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