12 months
20400 GBP/year
6333 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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In the Global History programme of the University of Glasgow you will study connections between different parts of the world and draw comparisons across time, space and cultures. It is designed to strengthen your skills as an independent researcher and prepare you for a professional career in an increasingly globalised environment.


Why this programme

  • A major quality of the Global History programme of the University of Glasgow stems from its collaboration with local archives, museums and libraries, allowing you to combine historical theory and practice with hands-on learning.
  • This programme offers a unique social history approach to the study of global history, with a strong focus on people and societies in the Global South.
  • You can draw on the expertise of world leading academics in a wide range of themes, including empire, migration, slavery, conflict and global inequalities.
  • You will have the option to undertake interdisciplinary study, complementing historical research with, for example, the study of languages, religions or literature.
  • Glasgow provides a unique setting to develop your research skills in global history, as the city is home to many internationally important historical collections.

Career prospects

The analytical and research skills you will have gained by the end of this programme set you up for many different positions in the private and public sector, including careers in business, government, cultural heritage, media and education.

You will also be well qualified to proceed to study for a PhD in history or a related field.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Exploring Global History
  • Global History Through Local Archives
  • Doing History: Sources and Skills for Historians
  • Commodity Histories in the Global South, 1500-2000
  • Military Scotland in the Age of Proto-globalization, C.1600-C.1800
  • Peace-Making and International Relations after the First-world War

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject unless otherwise specified
  • A copy (or copies) of your official degree certificate(s) (if you have already completed your degree)
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing full details of subjects studied and grades/marks obtained
  • Official English translations of the certificate(s) and transcript(s)
  • One reference letter on headed paper
  • Evidence of your English language ability (if your first language is not English)
  • A copy of the photo page of your passport (Non-EU students only)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20400 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6333 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6333 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • Part-time fee: £1,056 per 20 credits

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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