Students can choose courses from geographic specialties in modern history, including European, Irish, Chinese, US, and environmental history. Topics of interest could include the movement of culture, people, ideas, or trade across national borders, or issues such as imperialism, globalization, transnational social movements, and the history of war and conflict.
Is This Course For Me?
This course is aimed at students interested in learning about global events, cultures, and relationships between different nations through time. This subject is perfect for those who want to gain a better understanding of the world, its many cultures, and the various political, economic, and social forces that have shaped the modern world. Applicants are encouraged to have a background in history and interest in exploring the field of history from a diversity of national and international perspectives.
The course consists of seven modules.
The first is a mandatory module, International History: Methods and Themes. This is a year-long module that will introduce you to the frameworks and approaches historians have developed to understand international and transnational history. The second mandatory module is the International History Research Seminar, a year-long module in which students participate in bi-weekly lectures by guest speakers who are leaders in their field.
Students can then select three elective modules which, depending on the availability of staff, are offered in a range of specialties (continental European, Irish, Chinese, US, and environmental history) and study a foreign language or complete an additional seminar on international history methods.
The final requirement is the dissertation, a research project students will develop on a topic in international history that will be supervised by a member of staff.
Preferred applicants will have an undergraduate study background in history and interest in exploring the field of history from a diversity of national and international perspectives.
Closing Date: 31st May 2024
1 year full-time (EU and non-EU students)
2 years part-time (EU/UK/EEA students only)
Next Intake: September 2024
Post Course Info
The M.Phil.helps prepare graduates for a wide variety of careers including in the museum and heritage sectors, politics, libraries and archives, public policy and administration, teaching, and the media. It also provides invaluable training in research for those planning to pursue a doctorate and / or career in research.