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Global History - Empires, States and Cultures (Part-time)

24 months
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8190 GBP/year
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Global History - Empires, States and Cultures (Part-time) at Birkbeck, University of London will expand and deepen your understanding of world history through the exploration of global perspectives and interconnections across geographical and national boundaries.

Overview

The Master's degree in Global History - Empires, States and Cultures (Part-time) at Birkbeck, University of London will introduce you to a wide range of themes in global history, including empires, nations, decolonisation, migration and diaspora, economies and commerce, environmental history and the transnational history of ideas. You will be encouraged to think expansively about connections between different approaches to global history and to undertake specialised research into particular regions of the world, such as South and East Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and the USA.

The compulsory core module explores specific topics and challenges in writing global history. You then choose three option modules from a wide variety offered by the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology and other departments at Birkbeck, opting, if you wish, to take a focused pathway through the degree by specialising in the history of Asia, Africa, the Middle East, or the imperial and postcolonial periods.

Throughout the degree, you will be encouraged to develop both theoretical and empirical approaches to understanding the historical development of globalisation, as well as learning research methods and accessing primary sources that will enable you to specialise in a topic of your choosing and write a dissertation.

 Careers and Employability

Graduates can pursue careers in research and archiving, education, the heritage industry, publication and the media, the charity sector, and journalism. Possible professions include historian, higher education lecturer, or archivist. This degree provides a range of transferable skills, which may be useful in becoming a journalist, heritage manager, politician’s assistant, academic librarian, or museum/gallery curator.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mastering Historical Research: Birkbeck Approaches
  • Africa in the European Imagination
  • An Empire of Knowledge: Science, Colonialism and Nationalism in British India
  • Arab-Israeli Question
  • Battleground Spain, 1936-1939
  • Britain and Germany: The History of a Relationship, 1815-1990
  • China and the West: Encounters
  • Cultural History of War in Britain and America between the First World War and the Conflict in Vietnam

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You are strongly advised to apply now, to ensure there are still places on your chosen course and to give you time to complete the admissions process.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A second-class honours degree (2:2) or above and references.

  • The application form 
  • Your personal details
  • Your qualifications
  • Your work experience
  • Your personal statement
  • Referees
  • Statistical information
  • English proficiency
  • On your application form, please list all your relevant qualifications and experience, including those you expect to achieve.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8190 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 8190 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    4515 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4515 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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