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History is the science concerned with finding, gathering, structuring and passing on facts about events in the past. It aims at objectively establishing a cause-effect explanation of events in a chronological, complete and truthful manner. The study of history helps everyone understand why human society is the way it is today, why there are differences between societies and how people have evolved over time. A good understanding of the past leads to better decisions in the present and better planning for the future. Although history is regarded as a descriptive science of the past, it has great impact on the present.

A student with a Master’s degree in history will learn how to assess evidence of various types, how to interpret conflict in an objective, based manner and how to explain past changes. History studies offer flexibility, help students develop good analytical skills, the capacity to identify, analyse and explain trends and behaviours and great research skills.

All the attributes above are vital, especially for students with a Bachelor’s degree in history, who can find employment as historic buildings/conservation officers, museum/gallery curators, archaeologists, broadcast journalists or academic librarians.

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Ph.D. History (in English)

The Graduate Program in History (in English) at Istanbul Sehir University, with faculty members who have publishing and teaching experience on both national and international levels, sets out to contribute to the discipline of history in Turkey, offering research projects and a dynamic curriculum that is kept up-to-date with the latest developments in the field.  

Turkey
Ph.D. Art History

The International Business School offers the DPhil (PhD) in Art History programme in English, leading to the degree conferred by our British partner, The University of Buckingham. The programme requires an original contribution to the body of knowledge in a particular academic or professional discipline.

Hungary
Ph.D. History

The normal duration of the program is four years (eight semesters), comprising an initial two years of coursework and then two years of dissertation work.

Turkey
Ph.D. Comparative History

The PhD in Comparative History at Central European University (CEU) is designed for candidates pursuing careers in teaching and research. It emphasizes interdisciplinary scholarship that integrates social, cultural, economic, and political aspects of Central, Southeastern, and Eastern European, as well as Eastern Mediterranean history.

Hungary