Global History

It is suitable for students who have previously studied history, as well as for graduates of related subjects like law, business and economics, modern languages, or social sciences. All of our teaching at postgraduate level consists of seminar style debates led by a world-class researchers. We do not lecture postgraduate students. Our courses will help you to understand and critically think about the latest international scholarship upon the subjects that interest you most.

The combination of international, comparative, and global history perspectives that is unique to the UCD Global History MA will help you to better understand the ways in which enhanced global integration has shaped and continues to shape the world.

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core
Disseminating History HIS42020
Global History MA Methods HIS42470
Dissertation HIS42880

Stage 1 - Option
The Digital Humanities HIS32730
Origins of Modern Diplomacy HIS41780
Research Collaboration HIS42380
Global Revolutions HIS42390
French Colonial Identities HIS42810
One World, One Health HIS42820
Modern Asia HIS42840
NATO’s Wars: From Bosnia to Afghanistan HIS42850
The Body in Modern Warfare HIS42860

Entry requirements

Minimum of 2.1 or international equivalent BA History or a cognate subject. Minimum of 2.1 in BA History or a cognate subject.

Application dates

The following entry routes are available:
MA Global History FT (Z347)
Duration 1 Years
Attend Full Time
Deadline: Rolling*

MA Global History PT (Z348)
Duration 2 Years
Attend Part Time
Deadline: Rolling*

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.




Z347 - Full-Time: 1 Year
Z348 - Part Time: 2 Years

Mode of delivery: Face-to-Face


MA Global History (Z347) Full Time
EU fee per year - € 7315
nonEU fee per year - € 19900

MA Global History (Z348) Part Time
EU fee per year - € 4390
nonEU fee per year - € 9950

***Fees are subject to change

Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website. Please note that UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for full-time, self-funding international students, holding an offer of a place on a UCD graduate degree programme. For further information please see International Scholarships.

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: 2024/2025 September.

Post Course Info

Careers & Employability
Our graduates progress to a wide range of interesting careers.
Many of our alumni work in international business, foreign affairs and Dublin's vibrant tech sector, where a background in the global humanities is particularly valued. Other graduates work in senior positions across a diverse range of industries including education, the media, NGOs and the Arts, whilst some continue on to PhD research.

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    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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