History Studies

History Studies

History degree

A degree in History is a great solution for you if you are passionate about secrets of past and wish to get a strong Humanities and Social Sciences degree which will be useful in many fields.

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Entry requirements for History degree

Usually there are no special requirements for applicants of the undergraduate study programs in History. Universities mostly require high GPA scores, especially in Social Sciences.

Since almost all programs you can find on our website are taught in English, language proficiency is always required. All foreign universities accept the results of TOEFL, IELTS and equivalent certificates, the minimum acceptable result depends on the university and country chosen.

If you decide to enter a foreign university, you should meet special requirements of the chosen country. You can find some information about requirements of some popular countries, for example, USA, UK or Australia, by using our website.

Program structure

History study program is usually dedicated to theoretical researches. Students spend most of the time writing research papers, analyzing sources, working with archives and writing a final dissertation. A lot of undergraduate study programs also include archaeology fieldwork, various internships in museums and other institutions and even a year abroad.

Usually undergraduate program lasts from three to four years, the length of the program depends on the chosen university and country. Graduates receive a BA or BSc degree.

Career options for History graduates

A huge amount of graduates holding a Bachelor degree in History decide to continue their education and start a research activity. However, many graduates start a career path after obtaining a bachelor's degree in History. The following professions are available for History graduates: museum curator, archaeologist, heritage manager. Some graduates start teaching career in secondary schools.

A degree in History area gives enough skills to gain a job in an area which is not related to history, for example, in media, public relations, librarianship, marketing, advertising. A lot of History graduates start a career as scientific journalists.

After completing  an undergraduate degree in History, graduates can apply for a study program in a variety of related areas, for example, journalism, librarianship, anthropology, philosophy, religious studies, museum studies and many others.

Best Universities

According to QS Top University Ranking by Subject, the best institution hosting History study programs in 2016-2017 is Harvard University in USA. Admission to Harvard University is highly competitive; some information about applying to Harvard University can be found in the university’s profile on our website. Other world leading universities hosting History study programs are: University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley, Yale University, London School of Economics and Political Science, Princeton University and many others.

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Bachelor History programs

bachelor history programs
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Description UCAS Code: V140 At Dundee we believe in research-led teaching. That is to say, historians create modu...
The Bachelor of Arts requires the successful completion of 24 subjects 300 points in total with subjects usually wor...
Description On our BA History (including Year Abroad), you have a lot of choice in what you study with a wide ran...
In the African Studies major, students gain a cross-disciplinary exposure to the arts, history, cultures, politics, and....
Description On our BA Modern History and Politics, taught jointly with our Department of Government, you obtain a...
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Description This programme provides the opportunity to study the ancient civilisations of Egypt and Western Asia,...
Founded in 1769 with a mission to educate Indian students, Dartmouth College recommitted itself to that mission in 1970....

Master History programs

master history programs
COMBINING THEORY WITH PRACTICE The MA programme in Sustainable Heritage Management at Aarhus University provides you w...
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Most Popular History programs

most popular history programs
COMBINING THEORY WITH PRACTICE The MA programme in Sustainable Heritage Management at Aarhus University provides you w...
European Women s and Gender History (MATILDA) / 2 years Offered jointly with the Department of Gender Studies, this pr...
Description Studying the social sciences will give you specific knowledge and understanding of society, tools to anal...
The Master of Arts in Military History ensures that students will learn historical research methods, historiography, and...
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Advertisement In this research programme, which includes several specialisations, you will focus on the development o...
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PhD History programs

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The Kroc Institute, a leading center for interdisciplinary peace research and teaching, offers six doctoral degrees. Stu...
The Department of Near Eastern Studies has been a leader in the study of the Middle East since 1927 when it was founded....
The graduate curriculum in the history of art at Princeton University is one of the oldest in the country, and for many....
Examination is by dissertation/thesis alone. A Master s dissertation should not exceed 50,000 words in length. A Doctora...
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The Department of History at the National University of Singapore offers degrees by research and dissertation at both th...
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The Tufts History Department has a distinguished tradition of offering doctoral training in Modern South Asian history.....
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