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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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Cambridge, United States 1
Oxford, United Kingdom 2
Cambridge, United Kingdom 3
Stanford, United States 4
Berkeley, United States 5
New Haven, United States 6
London, United Kingdom 7
Princeton, United States 8
New York City, United States 9
Chicago, United States 10
Los Angeles, United States 11
Toronto, Canada 12
Madison, United States 13
Canberra, Australia 14
London, United Kingdom 15
Ann Arbor, United States 16
Leiden, Netherlands 17
Philadelphia, United States 18
London, United Kingdom 19
Tokyo, Japan 20
Sydney, Australia 21
Baltimore, United States 22
Edinburgh, United Kingdom 23
Vancouver, Canada 23
Berlin, Germany 25
Durham, United States 26
Austin, United States 27
Melbourne, Australia 28
Ithaca, United States 29
Manchester, United Kingdom 29
Coventry, United Kingdom 31
Singapore, Singapore 32
Kyoto, Japan 33
New York City, United States 34
Montréal, Canada 35
Paris, France 36
Durham, United Kingdom 37
Amsterdam, Netherlands 38
London, United Kingdom 39
Melbourne, Australia 40
Berlin Steglitz, Germany 41
Beijing, China 42
Chapel Hill, United States 42
Cambridge, United States 44
Evanston, United States 45
Utrecht, Netherlands 46
Seoul, South Korea 47
London, United Kingdom 48
Providence, United States 49
München, Germany 50
London, United Kingdom 101
Boston, United States 101
Pasadena, United States 101
Cardiff, United Kingdom 101
Vienna, Austria 101
Paris, France 101
Atlanta, United States 101
European University Institute Florence, Italy 101
Göttingen, Germany 101
Tokyo, Japan 101
Melbourne, Australia 101
Lund, Sweden 101
Hamilton, Canada 101
Singapore, Singapore 101
Taipei, Taiwan 101
Kingston, Canada 101
Belfast, United Kingdom 101
New Brunswick, United States 101
Saint Petersburg, Russia 101
Tel Aviv Yaffo, Israel 101
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 101
New York City, United States 101
Jerusalem, Israel 101
Lisbon, Portugal 101
Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium 101
Adelaide, Australia 101
Edmonton, Canada 101
Frankfurt am Main, Germany 101
Tucson, United States 101
Barcelona, Spain 101
Irvine, United States 101
Cape Town, South Africa 101
Santiago, Chile 101
Florence, Italy 101
Freiburg, Germany 101
Genève, Switzerland 101
Hamburg, Germany 101
College Park, United States 101
Montréal, Canada 101
Nottingham, United Kingdom 101
Oslo, Norway 101
Pittsburgh, United States 101
Southampton, United Kingdom 101
Los Angeles, United States 101
Brighton, United Kingdom 101
Zürich (Kreis 1), Switzerland 101
Wellington, New Zealand 101
Amsterdam, Netherlands 101
Toronto, Canada 101
Marseille, France 151
Tempe Junction, United States 151
Barcelona, Spain 151
Alcobendas, Spain 151
Bielefeld, Germany 151
Newton, United States 151
Prague, Czech Republic 151
Halifax, Canada 151
Washington, D. C., United States 151
London, United Kingdom 151
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 151
Brussels, Belgium 151
Seoul, South Korea 151
Maastricht, Netherlands 151
Sydney, Australia 151
Athens, Greece 151
Moscow, Russia 151
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom 151
Santiago, Chile 151
Burnaby, Canada 151
Stockholm, Sweden 151
College Station, United States 151
Milano, Italy 151
Dublin, Ireland 151
Campinas, Brazil 151
Münster, Germany 151
Aberdeen, United Kingdom 151
Basel, Switzerland 151
Bergen, Norway 151
Bonn, Germany 151
Santa Barbara, United States 151
Boulder, United States 151
Gainesville, United States 151
Canterbury, United Kingdom 151
Leicester, United Kingdom 151
Lisbon, Portugal 151
Liverpool, United Kingdom 151
Padua, Italy 151
Reading, United Kingdom 151
Sevilla, Spain 151
Bogotá, Colombia 151
Johannesburg, South Africa 151
London, Canada 151
Toulouse, France 151
Nashville, United States 151
Brussels, Belgium 151
Saint Louis, United States 151
Seoul, South Korea 151
Aarhus, Denmark 51
Bologna, Italy 51
Rotterdam, Netherlands 51
Shanghai, China 51
Washington, D. C., United States 51
Gent, Belgium 51
Bloomington, United States 51
Leuven, Belgium 51
Moscow, Russia 51
East Lansing, United States 51
Mexico City, Mexico 51
Columbus, United States 51
University Park, United States 51
London, United Kingdom 51
Roma, Italy 51
Paris, France 51
Exeter, United Kingdom 51
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 51
Perth, Australia 51
Beijing, China 51
Madrid, Spain 51
Paris, France 51
Dublin, Ireland 51
Auckland, New Zealand 51
Birmingham, United Kingdom 51
Bristol, United Kingdom 51
Buenos Aires, Argentina 51
Davis, United States 51
San Diego, United States 51
Copenhagen, Denmark 51
Glasgow, United Kingdom 51
Groningen, Netherlands 51
Heidelberg, Germany 51
Helsinki, Finland 51
Urbana, United States 51
Leeds, United Kingdom 51
Minneapolis, United States 51
Sydney, Australia 51
South Bend, United States 51
Dunedin, New Zealand 51
Brisbane, Australia 51
São Paulo, Brazil 51
Sheffield, United Kingdom 51
St Andrews, United Kingdom 51
Tübingen, Germany 51
Vienna, Austria 51
Charlottesville, United States 51
Seattle, United States 51
York, United Kingdom 51
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