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Columbia University and the London School of Economics Dual MA/MSc in International and World History

December 03, 2012

We live in an interconnected world. Yet the process we know as globalization cannot be understood without history to explain its significance in both past and contemporary world affairs. The research-orientated dual Master’s degree in International and World History offers an opportunity to explore these transnational inquiries, while connecting vibrant intellectual communities in two global epicenters: New York and London.

Over the course of the two-year program, students work with preeminent historians at both institutions to explore the forces that have shaped and continue to remake our world: migration, trade, technology, religion, epidemics, the environment, diplomacy, intervention and war. At the heart of the program is the two-year dissertation, a piece of original scholarly work based on detailed empirical research and analysis. The dissertation is supported by a sequence of three core courses taken at Columbia and LSE, as well as a large range of electives that allow for specialization and language study.

The four-month summer between the years in New York and London also provides students with an opportunity to engage in ambitious research projects. Some students engage in multi-archival research across the globe, while others create impressive works of scholarship using the archives of a single city or primary sources available online. Many students choose to accompany their research with foreign language training, internships and other career opportunities

Graduates from the program receive a Master’s degree in International and World History from both institutions and establish life-long contacts around the world. While many students go on to undertake PhDs, the dual Master’s degree in International and World History also offers a launching pad for careers in government, journalism, NGOs, and international organizations.

Deadline: March 1st, 2013

Eligibility:The dual Master’s degree program in International and World History welcomes applicants from all academic and professional backgrounds. Although work experience is considered desirable, the program will also accept students who are currently finishing their undergraduate studies. Students with previous master’s degrees are welcome to apply.

Contact: See contact page for specific information

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