Global History

MA Global History
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)
The Global History MA is designed to encourage you to think about historical problems beyond their local, national and regional contexts, training you to think about how historical change happens because of the interaction of local, global and international factors. 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.

Course Description
Our course includes training in methodology and research, as well as cutting edge seminar courses on subjects like Gender, Empires and Imperialism, War and Political Violence (including terrorism, genocide and mass violence), Medicine, Religion, Revolution, Nationalism and Globalization. Every student is free to choose their own degree pathway and the modules on offer include courses in medieval, early-modern and modern history. Our geographical expertise covers most of the world.

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core
• Dissertation - HIS41030
• Disseminating History - HIS42020
• Global History MA Methods - HIS42470

Stage 1 - Option
• Origins of Modern Diplomacy - HIS41780
• Research Collaboration - HIS42380
• Global Revolutions - HIS42390
• War, Peace, and Globalisation - HIS42480
• A Global History of Refugees - HIS42620
• French Colonial Identities - HIS42810
• One World, One Health? - HIS42820
• Modern Asia - HIS42840
• NATO: Bosnia to Afghanistan - HIS42850

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)
Deadline: Rolling*

MA Global History PT (Z348)
Deadline: Rolling*

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

Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

Part Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

This course is open to graduates from History or cognate disciplines.




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: 2020/2021 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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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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