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 2017
  • 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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European Politics and French Certificate European Politics and French
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA € 5,500 per semester
  • International € 5,500 per semester
  • 6 months

Starting in September 2016, this new programme will offer undergraduate and graduate students the unique opportunity to study European Politics and French in Lille.

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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
  • 63 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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Europe 1914-1989: war, peace, modernity Short Course Europe 1914-1989: war, peace, modernity
  • Oct 2017
  • EEA £ 2,700 per year
  • International £ 2,700 per year
  • 9 months

This module Europe 1914-1989: war, peace, modernity will give you an overview of Europe's twentieth-century history. It begins with Europe on the eve of the First World War and ends with the reunification of Germany at the end of the Cold War. As well as analysing political and military developments, it will introduce you to the key themes in Europe’s economic, social, medical and cultural history. A central focus of the module is how historians have studied the period. You will be introduced to historical debates, and to the vast resources for the study of twentieth-century history that are now being made available online.

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University of Dundee

Certificate Medieval and Early Modern Scotland 1100-1707
  • Oct 2017
  • International £ 1,050 per year
  • EEA £ 683 per year
  • 8 months

Medieval and Early Modern Scotland explores the history of Scotland from the origins of the kingdom until the parliamentary union with England in 1707. During the middle ages, Scotland emerged as an independent kingdom with a role to play in the major events that shaped the development of Britain and Europe.

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Umea University

Certificate International Economic History
  • Any time
  • International € 2,345
  • 75 days

This course studies the international economic and social development from the prehistoric time to the present day. In focus are the altering conditions, economical as well as political, for maintenance, production, reproduction, trade, migration and capital flows in different economic-political systems

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Durham University

Short Course The Northern Borders of Empire to the Making of the Middle Ages
  • Any time
  • Not specified
  • 25 days

The International Summer School attract students from across the world and offers a truly global experience with students from a wide variety of backgrounds and cultures. Durham is a student city; wherever you go you will make new friends and meet new people, making your time with us unforgettable. This environment will allow you to develop new skills, enjoy a variety of experiences, increase your appeal to future employers and expand your world view.

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China Europe International Summer School (CEISS)

Short Course The Making of Europe – special track
  • Jul 2017
  • National € 3,650
  • International € 3,650
  • 40 days

The Making of Europe – special track course offered by China Europe International Summer School (CEISS) provides an exciting overview of the history and workings of Europe, which you will be studying in three of the most exciting cities of Europe: Rome, Utrecht and Berlin. You will gain insight into the making of Europe from its most ancient roots to its most current affairs.

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