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History degrees abroad

History is the study of events, people, attitudes and beliefs throughout time. As a history student, you’ll be tasked with analyzing the legacies of these episodes and individuals in today’s world.

In most countries across the globe, our modern lives are very different from those of our ancestors. You’ll research various historical periods and topics, formulate questions, and offer answers as to why contemporary society looks the way it does.

One of the best ways to study history is to experience a country’s culture, sites and cities first-hand; that’s why studying abroad is such a great idea. By immersing yourself in the history of another country, you’ll gain a more comprehensive and authentic understanding of the subject.

History program structure

You can study history at associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels of study. At undergraduate level, you can often choose to study history alongside another related subject as part of a joint-honours course.

History is taught across the world so there are plenty of opportunities to specialize in particular areas. However, programs will usually be focused around the history of the country you’re studying in. It’s important to bear this in mind if you’re interested in the history of a specific country.

If you choose to study in the US, you’ll probably select a major in history. The American higher education model outlines that you must first complete two years of general education before specializing in history for the final two years of your program.

Although the exact content and structure of your program will depend on your university, most history courses are delivered through lectures, seminars and tutorials. You will probably be assessed through a combination of essays, exams and presentations. Most history programs will cover the following topics:

  • Historical approaches and concepts
  • Why history matters
  • The Middle Ages
  • Making of the modern world 1500-1800
  • Historical warfare
  • Political history

Types of history degrees

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History study abroad programs

History undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in history

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    Anthropology and History - BA University of Birmingham, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    23,795 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,740 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    History of Art and Architecture - Dual BA (Hons) Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    22,315 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,609 EUR

    Start date
    September
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    Archaeology and History - BA University of Massachusetts, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    34,649 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 34,649 USD

    Start date
    May, September, January
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    Archaeology and History of Art - BA Koç University, Turkey

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    21,500 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 21,500 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    History - BA (Hons) Liverpool Hope University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,742 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,400 GBP

    Start date
    September
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Associate in history

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    History - AA Douglas College, Canada

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,421 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,000 CAD

    Start date
    September, January, May
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    History - ADT Riverside City College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,500 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,500 USD

    Start date
    June, August, February
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    History - AA College of Southern Nevada, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,048 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,048 USD

    Start date
    June, August, January
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    History - AA College of the Canyons, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,000 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,000 USD

    Start date
    June, August, February
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    History - AA Santiago Canyon College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,304 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,304 USD

    Start date
    June, August, February
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Certificate in history

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    Natural History and Resources - Cert Merritt College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    7,950 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,950 USD

    Start date
    June, August, January
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    Public History - AdvCert College of Staten Island, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    17,100 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,100 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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Pathway in history

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    English & History (Foundation) - FD Leeds Beckett University, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,103 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,700 GBP

    Start date
    September, January
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History graduate programs

Master's in history

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    Architectural History, Research and Writing - MA London Metropolitan University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    15,972 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,250 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Naval History - MA University of Portsmouth, UK
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    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    4,399 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 3,650 GBP

    Start date
    October
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    History - MA Central Washington University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    23,652 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 23,652 USD

    Start date
    September, January
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    History - MA Teesside University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    16,876 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,000 GBP

    Start date
    September, January
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    History - MA University of the South Pacific, Fiji

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,857 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,857 USD

    Start date
    July, February
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Doctorate in history

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    Area Studies, History, Politics and Literature - PhD University of Portsmouth, UK

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,648 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,300 GBP

    Start date
    October, February
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    History - PhD University of Southern Mississippi, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,770 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,770 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Public History - PhD California State University, Sacramento, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,800 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,800 USD

    Start date
    November, May
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    Public History - PhD Middle Tennessee State University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    26,172 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 26,172 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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Diploma in history

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    International History - PGDip Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    17,918 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,549 EUR

    Start date
    September
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Certificate in history

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    History - GradCert Ulster University, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    10 months
    Annual tuition fee
    5,822 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 4,830 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Secondary History - PGCert Bath Spa University, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    16,032 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,300 GBP

    Start date
    January, February
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Pathway in history

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    Women and Gender History Pre-Master's - PGP Kingston University, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    8 months
    Annual tuition fee
    11,451 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,500 GBP

    Start date
    April, January
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Future history careers

As a history graduate, you will have gained a number of transferable skills that are well-respected by employers. Your ability to research, offer analysis and engage with critical thought will open many doors for you in the world of work, including the following roles:

  • Teacher
  • Civil servant
  • Researcher
  • Journalist
  • Curator
  • Archivist
  • Academic librarian

It’s a good idea to consider improving your employability alongside studying. Most universities will have a career service that can point you in the direction of internship and work-experience opportunities that will strengthen your CV.