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History - Global and International History

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


History plays a major role in shaping and creating our society and our current reality. History is always with us: it forms our everyday life, our view of the world. On the Master’s programme in History, you will study how history is used today to predict and create the future. You will de­velop the ability to identify and analyse historical means and rationales, and you will learn how to pass this knowledge on. The Master’s in History allows you to explore several different historical periods, topics and indi­viduals over the course of the programme. Through a vibrant mix of lec­tures, practical training, elective courses in other departments, and com­munications training, you will become familiar with the ways in which history has shaped the present. The master’s programme builds on your solid knowledge of history acquired in your bachelor’s degree and forms the basis of the further development of your academic skills and profile.

Career Opportunities  

The International and Global History track 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.   

Graduates of the programme enter the job market with general compe­tencies ranging from teaching and communication to specific skills such as project understanding, project management or research. You can also choose to apply your comprehensive knowledge of the history and cultures of the Western world to work with intercultural issues and con­texts, in public or private sector companies.

About the Degree

You will have a great deal of influence over the structure and direction of your course of study, whichever track you choose to specialise in for your master’s degree. You will shape your degree through your choice of subjects, including project management, communication, the use of history, a social science theme, specialisation in narrowly defined or general topics in history, or practical experience acquired during a period of training in a high school or in a private-sector company or internship. You therefore have a say in which subjects and topics you want to concern yourself with, how much work experience you want to acquire, and what courses you want to take.

On the Master’s programme, the international track in English – Interna­tional and Global History (track A1) – is open to both international and Danish students.   


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 →


Please read more about tuition fee here → 

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 01
Start date
Sep 01


Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01


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