Global History




Full Time

| Admissions status: Open
Two-year programme focusing on connections and comparisons across different parts of the world in the early modern and modern eras. Students study for one year at both King’s and Georgetown, and choose from an exceptional range of options that cover all regions of the globe and a variety of transnational themes. Leads to further research or careers in education, journalism, finance, politics and cultural sectors.

Arts & Humanities graduate class
  • Unrivalled access to the research and cultural resources of the capital cities of the United States and the United Kingdom.
  • An enormous range of optional modules covering almost every region of the globe and a variety of transnational themes.
  • Research seminars combining opportunities for independent, primary-source-based research with close contact with instructors and constructive critique by peers.
  • Provides access to the combined talents of two world-class History departments, with strengths in modern and early modern British, Imperial, and continental European history (King's) as well as Middle Eastern, Russian & East European, East and South Asian, Latin American, African, US and Environmental History (Georgetown).
  • Gives students scope for independent research exploring specific connections and rigorous comparisons that creatively link various regional and national histories.

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Programme leader/s
Dr Jim Bjork (King's); Dr Bryan McCann (Georgetown)
Awarding institution
King's College London/Georgetown University
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180/ECTS 90/US (Georgetown) 36
Two years FT.
Strand Campus; Georgetown University (Washington, DC, USA).
Student destinations
Students completing this MA will be well positioned to go on to doctoral studies in history or adjacent disciplines. Graduates will also be prepared for a range of non-academic careers, particularly those involving an international dimension (e.g. government, non-profit organisations, business).
Year of entry 2014
Offered by
Maughan Library