M.A. in Global History (Germany) Deadline: May 31, 2019

Freie Universität Berlin/Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Application Deadline

May. 31, 2019

Program Commencement

October 1, 2019

Duration of the Program

Four Semesters

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Program Details

Freie Universität Berlin in cooperation with Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin invites applicants for the joint Master’s degree programme in Global History. The MA Global History offers a programme in which students learn to reconstruct the history of global entanglements. It is built around the fusion of historical skills with the specific competencies of area studies. All students attend courses in Global History that reflect the theory and practice of writing Global History. In addition, they choose a region on which they concentrate their studies.

Today’s interconnected world is not a new phenomenon. It looks back on a long history of exchange and interaction. The history of migration and trade, of empires and nation-states, of religion and the environment, of ideas, of communication and war, have all contributed to linking different parts of the world, albeit unevenly. The MA Global History programme is dedicated to exploring the various trajectories of cross-border entanglements across the globe. Unlike programmes that treat Global History as an extension of imperial or economic history, our approach emphasizes the entanglements between specific regions and global structures. By focusing on comparisons, connections, and processes of global integration, the programme helps students to understand the forces that have continuously shaped and restructured the world.
Global history is one of the most innovative and productive fields of scholarly inquiry today and challenges us to think about history and its methodologies in new ways. It acknowledges a broad variety of different perspectives and aims to arrive at a non-Eurocentric reading of the global past.

There are NO tuition fees for the program.

Eligibility/ Requirements

Admission Requirements

  • An above average undergraduate degree on par with a Bachelor in History, Area Studies, or a related field that includes equivalent historical or area studies topics (minimum of 60 credit points), which can be proven with a transcript of records. In all cases, at least 60 cp must be accredited from historical or area studies courses.
  • The MA Global History is an English-language program. Therefore, applicants to the MA program who are non-native speakers must prove in their application that they have English skills at a C1 (GER) level

This is a consecutive master’s program. The program welcome applicants who (1) already had an emphasis on historical topics in their undergraduate studies or (2) applicants who majored in area studies (e.g. Islamic Studies, Asian and East Asian Studies, African Studies, Latin American Studies etc.) and wish to further their historiographic expertise with a strong focus on global perspectives. Reflecting the transnational and non-Eurocentric approach of the program we primarily encourage students with regional expertise beyond Germany to apply.

Application Process

Refer to the program page for details. The documents need are:

  • University Qualification (certificate of qualification for enrolling at a university) including subject and grade overview
  • previously obtained degrees (Master, Bachelor, etc.) and its related Transcript of Records
  • Proof of English language skills

Find details about the program here. International applicants need to apply via Uni Assist. Find more applications details here

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