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The Global History programme from Humboldt University Berlin  is dedicated to exploring the various trajectories of cross-border entanglements around the globe.


The Global History programme from Humboldt University Berlin helps students to understand the forces that have continuously shaped and restructured the world.

Key facts:

Unlike programs that treat global history as an extension of imperial or economic history, our approach emphasizes the entanglements between specific regions and global structures

The interconnectedness of today’s world is not a new phenomenon, but one that is tied to a long history of exchange and interaction. The history of migration and trade, of empires and nation-states, of religion and the environment, and of ideas, of communication and war have all contributed to linking different parts of the world, albeit unevenly.

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Lecture Series: The World in Global History
  • Approaches to Global Histories 
  • Global Histories
  • Islamisms and Pan-Islamisms in History
  • “Institutionalized” - A Global History of Punishment
  • Trade and Globalization in Economic History

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An above average undergraduate degree on par with a BA in History, Area Studies, or a related field that includes equivalent historical or area studies topics (a minimum of one third of your undergraduate credit points), which can be proven with a transcript of records. In all cases, at least one third of your credit points 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 (CEFRL) level. 

Tuition Fee

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  • The MA Global History is free of tuition. Fees for registering with the Freie Universität and Humboldt Universität currently run at around €300 per semester

Living costs for Berlin

836 - 1340 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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