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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 in History

Short Course Europe 1914-1989: war, peace, modernity

This module 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. The Europe 1914-1989: war, peace, modernity programme is delivered by The Open University UK.

United Kingdom
Short Course Options in History

Harvard Summer School offers several open-enrollment courses, specialized in History, such as ''What Is Europe? Politics, Power, and Peace, 1700-2016''; ''The Cold War'' and ''From Cold War to Global Terror: World History from 1945 to the Present''.

United States
Short Course Fashion History - The Evolution of Style

On this Fashion History - The Evolution of Style course at University of the Arts London you will discover the key moments in fashion history and theory over 200 years from the French Revolution through to the 1990s. Students will each receive a copy of Amber’s first book, Amber Jane Butchart's Fashion Miscellany: An Elegant Collection of Stories, Quotations, Tips & Trivia from the World of Style.

United Kingdom