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.
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.
For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck's online prospectus.
Each core and option module is assessed by an essay of 5000 words. Dissertation of 15,000 words.
|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 name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Bloomsbury Campus||WC1E 7HX||London|
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