Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Global History (Empires, States and Cultures)

This programme will expand and deepen your understanding of world history through the exploration of global perspectives and the interconnections that work 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 world history and you can also focus on a particular region of the world, such as South and East Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and the USA. Drawing on the wide spread of research and teaching expertise within the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology and other departments at Birkbeck, the programme features a wide range of comparative and interdisciplinary modules. The course is designed to offer you training to continue on to PhD research in topics in comparative and global history, if you wish, but it will also equip you with the specialist knowledge and transferable skills you need to work in a wide range of intellectually challenging environments, including policy research, media, NGOs and public history.

Entry requirements

MA: Second-Class Honours degree and references. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

Course modules

For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck's online prospectus.

Assessment methods

Each core and option module is assessed by an essay of 5000 words. Dissertation of 15,000 words.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2018 14,850 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MA Full-time October 2018 8,175 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MA Part-time evening October 2018 4,075 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years
MA Part-time evening October 2018 7,425 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MA Full-time October 2019 8,175 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MA Full-time October 2019 14,850 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MA Part-time evening October 2019 7,425 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MA Part-time evening October 2019 4,075 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus WC1E 7HX London

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of History, Classics and Archaeology
Telephone number: 
02076316268