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Master (2 years) of Arts in History, 120 ECTS
Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts

Institution Aarhus University (AU)
Campus Aarhus
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 4000 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


The world has never been more interconnected. With a track specialising in International and Global History, the MA in History at Aarhus University provides an important new historical approach that is not defined by national boundaries. Students explore in depth the historical forces and processes that have created the present-day world, in both global and comparative perspective. The International and Global History track is designed to allow students to deepen their interests in international and global history, and to gain a thorough preparation for further study and research in the field.

During the two-year programme track, students learn both to analyse large-scale historical processes and to pursue empirical research. In year one, they are introduced to differing theoretical, methodological and historiographical approaches to writing international and global history. Students acquire a solid grounding in key themes in international history, are introduced to the history of international organisations, and gain insight into Scandinavia’s international position and role.  

In year two, students choose between several options. They may specialise in particular geographical regions or other aspects of international history. They can choose to go abroad to study, or they can put the knowledge they have gained into practice through an internship. In their last semester, students write their thesis under regular, supportive one-to-one supervision.  

Courses are taught in seminars, colloquia and one-on-one consultation. The programme track offers students the opportunity to work closely with experts in the field.

Career profile

The International and Global History track of the MA in History provides students with solid analytical and research skills, a strong capacity to process and present information critically and reflectively, and sensitivity to complex historical, political and cultural issues. As well as providing a firm foundation for further academic study, the programme is an excellent basis for careers in government, journalism, international organisations and NGOs, as well as libraries and museums.


To find out more about admission to the MA in History please visit the programme’s website.
In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level. 
Read about the language requirements of Aarhus University

Apply directly at Aarhus University with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Aarhus University directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education →

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students outside EU, EAA, or from Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition. 

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System


Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Sep 01


Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01


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