INTERNATIONAL HISTORY

Master in International History


The master programme in International History explores the contemporary world through its layered histories and from a multiplicity of perspectives. We study history before, between and beyond the nations, thereby encouraging historically informed approaches to current policy, politics, economics and culture. The main teaching and research themes of our department are:

  • The history of international governance and systems;
  • The history of transnational actors and actions;
  • The history of culture, societies and markets in regional and/or global perspective.


These themes are not mutually exclusive: faculty constantly and diversely intertwine them in their research and teaching. The department cultivates methodological richness and diversity of approaches in international, transnational, global/world, economic, and postcolonial history.


GENERAL CURRICULUM OUTLINE

3 compulsory courses 3 x 6  = 18 ECTS
12 elective courses 12 x 6 = 72 ECTS

   8 to 10 courses in the discipline of specialisation

   48 to 60 ECTS

   2 to 4 courses in one or several complementary discipline(s)

   12 to 24 ECTS

Dissertation 30 ECTS
TOTAL 90 + 30 = 120 ECTS

 

This curriculum has been designed according to an ideal course load of 30 ECTS credits per semester, so that the fourth semester can be devoted to the writing of the Master dissertation. Each student is allowed to spread out the elective courses over semesters 1 to 4, but must take into account the following regulations:

  • Students must take a certain number of courses in their discipline of specialisation and in complementary disciplines;
  • It is obligatory for students to obtain a minimum of 18 ECTS credits each semester;
  • Failed courses cannot be repeated during the fourth semester of studies.


Students interested in the fast track option must obtain the 90 course credits required by the curriculum by the end of the third semester. During the third semester, these students must take in advance “Doctoral Seminar I”, which is supposed to be taken in the first semester of the PhD programme; this course will replace an elective course offered in the master curriculum.

Students have the opportunity to spend the third semester at one of the Institute’s partner universities as part of its exchange programmes. At the end of this period abroad, they will be able to transfer a maximum of 30 ECTS credits.

 

INCOMING STUDENTS


SEMESTER 1: AUTUMN 2017
(30 ECTS)


1 COMPULSORY COURSE
(1 x 6 = 6 ECTS)


4 ELECTIVE COURSES
(4 x 6 = 24 ECTS)


SEMESTER 2: SPRING 2018
(30 ECTS)


5 SELECTIVE COURSES
(5 x 6 = 30 ECTS)


SEMESTER 3: AUTUMN 2018
(30 ECTS)


2 COMPULSORY COURSES
(2 x 6 = 12 ECTS)
 

 

4 ELECTIVE COURSES
(4 x 6 = 24 ECTS)

 

The list of elective courses offered for the academic year 2018–19 will be available at the end of the spring semester 2018.


SEMESTER 4: SPRING 2019
(30 ECTS)


DISSERTATION
(30 ECTS)

 

CONTINUING STUDENTS


SEMESTER 3: AUTUMN 2017
(30 ECTS)


1 COMPULSORY COURSE
(1 x 6 = 6 ECTS)


4 ELECTIVE COURSES
(4 x 6 = 24 ECTS)


SEMESTER 4: SPRING 2018
(30 ECTS)


DISSERTATION

 

LIST OF ELECTIVE COURSES


IN THE DISCIPLINE OF SPECIALISATION
(48 to 60 ECTS, 8 to 10 courses)


Autumn 2017


Spring 2018

 

IN ONE OR SEVERAL COMPLEMENTARY DISCIPLINE(S)
(12 to 24 ECTS, 2 to 4 courses)


The complementary courses are the ones that you can choose from another disciplinary department or in the MIA and MDEV curricula, only if they are open to your department and subject to places being available. More specifically, you will be able to register to these courses online via Campus. These courses shouldn’t be confused with courses taken outside of the curricula (“hors-plan” courses) which are usually not opened to your department, or courses taken in an academic institution (out of exchange programmes). You can register to these courses with formal dispensation, under the condition not to exceed a cumulative total of 12 ECTS (on the whole four semesters) and to ask for authorisation to the Direction of Studies via a form available in the internet Student Portal.