PhDs in Humanities

Modern History

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Modern history examines the social, political and economic facts in the modern contemporary world. The discipline focuses on main concepts and notions of political history, social and cultural development in the world, in the period between the seventeenth and the twentieth century. Modern history courses analyse events such as revolutions, ideology, nation states, modern war, globalisation, political regimes, capitalism, totalitarianism, democracy, and communism. The field of modern history incorporates principles from philosophy, international law and sociology.

Curriculums in modern history touch upon subjects like the crisis of the world, the rise of national industrial empires, Christianity and sexual revolution, democracy and governance, classical political thought, international study in peace and conflict, the world at the beginning of the twentieth century.

Students learn to conduct historical inquiries, argument ideas in a concise manner. During this process, they will gain the ability to express their ideas clearly in both verbal and written form. Modern history experts are able to organise information resources in a logical and coherent way and to draw conclusions based on a responsible and thorough research.

Career path for modern history graduates includes many domains such as: politics, publishing, journalism, media, business and commerce, public sector administration.

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