International History

Trinity College Dublin

International History

Possible topics of focus include the movement of culture, people, and ideas across national boundaries and issues such as imperialism, globalization, social movements, and the roots of international war and conflict.

Throughout the course, students will be encouraged to reflect on the historical roots of current issues that cross national boundaries such as the refugee crisis, the spread of radical politics, security and intelligence services, the international economy, and other critical issues to prepare for careers in areas such as global politics, NGOs, journalism, or for further postgraduate study.

Subjects taught

TThe course consists of seven modules.
The two mandatory modules include a year-long, core module on International History: Methods and Themes and an International History Skills Seminar.

Three elective modules can be selected from a range of specialties, including continental European, Irish, Chinese, U.S., and environmental history. For their fifth module, students can choose either a foreign language or an additional module in International History Methods.

The final module is the capstone project, a dissertation based on independent research on a topic in international history, individually supervised by a member of staff.

Application dates

Closing Date: 31st May 2023


DPTHH-IHIS-1F09: 1 year full-time (EU and non-EU students)
DPTHH-IHIS-1P09: 2 years part-time (EU/UK/EEA students only)

Post Course Info

Career Opportunities
The MPhil 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, media. It also provides invaluable training in research for those planning to pursue a doctorate and/or career in research.

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  • Qualification letters

    M.Phil. / P.Grad.Dip.

  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ),Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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