Short Courses in History

History is the science concerned with finding, gathering, structuring and passing on facts about events in the past. It aims at objectively establishing a cause-effect explanation of events in a chronological, complete and truthful manner. The study of history helps everyone understand why human society is the way it is today, why there are differences between societies and how people have evolved over time. A good understanding of the past leads to better decisions in the present and better planning for the future. Although history is regarded as a descriptive science of the past, it has great impact on the present.

A student with a Master’s degree in history will learn how to assess evidence of various types, how to interpret conflict in an objective, based manner and how to explain past changes. History studies offer flexibility, help students develop good analytical skills, the capacity to identify, analyse and explain trends and behaviours and great research skills.

All the attributes above are vital, especially for students with a Bachelor’s degree in history, who can find employment as historic buildings/conservation officers, museum/gallery curators, archaeologists, broadcast journalists or academic librarians.

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Suggested Short Courses Programmes

Semester and Year Long Programs Short Course Semester and Year Long Programs
  • Mar 2017
  • Oct 2016
  • National € 10,135 per year
  • International € 10,135 per year
  • 6 months

Dive deeper into your current area of study or explore a new field by joining the Semester and Year Long Programs at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

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International & European Studies - Winter Short Course International & European Studies - Winter
  • Any time
  • EEA € 2,000
  • International € 2,000
  • 25 days

The short-term program International & European Studies - Winter offers seminars on relevant European matters as well as courses on German language and culture at the University of Tübingen, one of Germany’s few universities in the top “Excellent” class.

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Book History for Beginners Short Course Book History for Beginners
  • Jun 2017
  • EEA £ 2,300 per module
  • International £ 2,300 per module
  • 1 months

This course, taught in four distinct and interrelated modules on ‘print culture’, ‘material texts’, ‘publishing history’ and ‘the future of the book’, introduces students to the major debates in book history. It foregrounds the production, promotion, circulation and reception of the material book as a relay of culture and a form of knowledge.

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The City Certificate The City
  • Jun 2017
  • EEA € 250
  • International € 250
  • 56 days

"The City" programme from National and Kapodistrian University of Athens aims to acquaint participants with the "core" of classical civilization, which is the foundation of western culture, through monuments and by introducing the concepts of the ideal citizen, democracy, and philosophical thought as reflected theoretically and practically in ancient Greek religion.

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The Scottish Enlightenment in Context Certificate The Scottish Enlightenment in Context
  • Jun 2017
  • International £ 575 per week
  • EEA £ 575 per week
  • National £ 575 per week
  • Not specified

This course examines the philosophy, ethics, social and political thought, historiography, medicine and science, aesthetics, literature and culture, and religious thinking of the period of the Scottish Enlightenment. It also considers the influence of the Scottish Enlightenment on the education and politics of America.

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Wine Certificate Wine
  • Jun 2017
  • EEA € 120
  • International € 120
  • 28 days

The "Wine" course from National and Kapodistrian University of Athens is addressing anyone interests in wine, its history and its cultural dimension. Lectures on different varieties of wine as well as on its production and tasting are also addressed to anyone with familiar interests.

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Harvard University

Short Course Options in History of Science
  • Jun 2017
  • National $ 2,950
  • International $ 2,950
  • Not specified

Harvard Summer School offers several open-enrollment courses, specialized in History of Science, such as Self and Society: ''A Cultural History of Psychology'', ''Making Modern Medicine in America: A History, from 1800 to the Present'' and ''Art and Science from the Fifteenth to the Twentieth Centuries''.

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Utrecht Summer School

Certificate The Making of Europe: the Long 20th Century (early August)
  • Aug 2017
  • EEA € 1,320 per module
  • International € 1,320 per module
  • 12 days

The Making of Europe: the Long 20th Century (early August) course is offered at Utrecht Summer School. Where better than the thrilling city of Berlin to study the making of Europe in the 20th century? You will not only explore the background and history of the World Wars and the era leading up to it, but you will also be introduced to the Interbellum, the Cold War, and the relations of Europe with Russia and the USA. Several excursions will be organised in which you will visit some of the most iconic German landmarks.

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Radboud University Nijmegen - Summer School

Certificate Death and Meaning Making in Europe
  • Aug 2017
  • EEA € 450 per module
  • International € 450 per module
  • 5 days

In the Death and Meaning Making in Europe course at the Radboud University Nijmegen - Summer School you will be introduced to the multidisciplinary study of death and dying, its historical and cultural aspects, its rituals and beliefs, in Europe and the Netherlands in particular. The course will include a short introduction into the history of death and dying and case studies on death practices among Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, Neo-pagans, and non-believers. Changing beliefs concerning the afterlife, the post-self, and reincarnation will be also be discussed. You will find out more about new ways of dealing with death and mourning in present day Dutch art and literature.

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National University of Singapore (NUS)

Short Course NUSRI Summer Program
  • Jun 2017
  • International € 4,000 per semester
  • 1 months

NUSRI offers 4-6 week summer programmes in Suzhou for undergraduate and postgraduate students from Singapore and overseas in June and December every year. Participating students will have the opportunity to attend courses delivered by NUS faculties. Through classroom lectures, discussions and outside-classroom reading/ research, students will pursue knowledge with their chosen academic foci. A range of cultural activities and industry visits will be at students’ choice to deepen their comprehensive understanding of the economy and culture in Asia, in particular the rising China.

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University of Westminster

Short Course Tour Guiding Course- City of Westminster
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 995 per year
  • International £ 995 per year
  • 12 months

This Tour Guiding Course- City of Westminster from the University of Westminster will enable you to develop the skills required to design and deliver engaging walking tours in London. The course is focused on the City of Westminster, which is the royal, political and cultural heart of London.

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