University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Global History

The course puts something very big under the microscope. By expanding the scale at which historians would normally operate, this course presents students with an opportunity to think with growing confidence and imagination about their world, its origins, its complexities and continuous transformations across a uniquely broad geographical and chronological scope. Students are taught the latest skills, concepts and approaches to the subject, and they share in the imaginative challenges and intellectual vistas that this exciting new field of history is opening up.

Entry requirements

Applicants will need an Honours degree in a relevant subject, such as history, politics, cultural studies, normally of an upper 2nd class standard.

Course modules

Core modules: global histories: comparisons and connections; making sense of the world: themes in global history; historical methods; research methods and skills: dissertation preparation. Optional modules: before globalisation; genocide: an interdisciplinary perspective; hidden from history: homosexuality through history; Ottoman warfare, 1500-1800; occupation and counterinsurgency in the C20; Russian political and intellectual thought �Scum of the Earth�: refugees and statelessness in comparative perspective, 1914-45; conquest, colonisation and identity: Eurasian frontiers in texts and material culture. Alternatively, students may choose a double special subject module.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,570 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 14,850 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 3,285 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiry Service
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0121 414 5005