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Master of Arts in History Specialisation in Modern Europe History

Master of Arts in History Specialisation in Modern Europe History

University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky, Lexington, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700
Students work closely with faculty members experienced in directing research. Our students take a combination of theme seminars, which are organized around key areas of conceptual inquiry and encourage graduate students to explore these issues as they relate to their own areas and periods of interest; field seminars, which focus on the history and historiography of specific regions and periods; and research seminars, which help students develop their research skills and explore questions of scholarly interest. Students also take courses in other departments and programs, including but not limited to Appalachian Studies, Africana Studies, Gender & Women's Studies, Social Theory, and the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce. What can a history major at UK do for you? History is the study of the most important and exciting events that have ever occurred. A History major provides a superb introduction to modern society, politics and global events. History provides rigorous instruction in critical thinking, writing and composition. History majors develop research and presentation skills that are highly transferable to any career. A BA in History can serve as a strong foundation for careers in Law, Government, Public Policy, Consulting, Education, Academia, Publishing, Research and Journalism. A History degree also complements a degree in International Studies, Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology or Geography. History is one of the broadest disciplines in academia: Historians at UK study everything from religion to literature, from disease to technology, and from slavery to revolutions. Historians at UK work in dozens of different countries on five different continents. History is consistently recognized as one of the best teaching departments at UK. Modern Europe History Faculty members in European and Russian History are engaged in research and writing on a wide variety of national topics as well as on transnational and colonial history. They specialize in cultural, educational, gender and women’s, legal, media, political, and social history and they are active in the department’s thematic fields of concentration: Culture, Ideas, and Society, and Women’s and Gender History, as well as in UK’s interdisciplinary Committee on Social Theory. The field of Modern European and Russian History is defined geographically to include both Eastern and Western Europe and chronologically to include historical developments from the eighteenth century to the end of the twentieth century. Students who elect Modern European and Russian History as an outside examination field are trained broadly so that they will be able to teach European survey courses. Within this breadth, they often highlight particular themes related to their areas of research interest such as military history or agricultural history, for example. Those who elect European History as their area of primary research are usually examined in two European fields, a major field that is chronologically defined, and a second field that has chronological and topical breadth. Often the second field is defined comparatively and co-directed by at least two members of the European faculty. Students in European History are also examined in an “outside” field that differs from the others chronologically, geographically, or by discipline.