Studying the past to understand the present.
History as a subject is an important factor when trying to comprehend contemporary society.
We read to learn about the past, but even more so do we read to understand and interpret how historians and historic characters have understood and described the application of history, society and the past.
The Master Programme in History builds on the knowledge acquired during the Bachelor Programme. However, the Master Programme focuses on the study of a number of specific areas within history. The breadth of the programme is evident since these areas range from antiquity to present history. There are no geographic limitations either, only the study must be possible and academically sound. The programme is concluded with a thesis.
During the two year programme, you will learn how to work independently with a number of scientific problems and communicate them to others. We emphasize a methodical approach to all topics in the area studies.
The Master Programme in History at the University of Southern Denmark is characterised by allowing students to apply various theoretical and practical tools and relating the result of their research to others. Students may select one of three possible branches: history, political history and cultural and social history.
A history graduate obtains skills much sought after. A large number of graduates teach at institutes of upper secondary education or work as administrative officers or at museums. Others embark on careers within communication or as project managers in the corporate or public worlds.