The Department has a strong tradition of teaching and research on the history of empires and of regions and nations of Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East and America.
MA in World History
- In the new MA in World History students are introduced to the historiography and intellectual history of the concept 'world history' and explore issues such as the cross-cultural transfer of technology, migrations and diasporas, the circulation of commodities and the spread of religious faiths, ideas and ideals.
- Alongside these discussions of worldwide cultural, political and economic exchanges, students study the impact of global forces in local and regional contexts, from south east Asia to southern Africa.
Certificates and undergraduate degrees
- We also teach certificate and undergraduate courses, which encourage students to develop a global perspective on the making of the modern world and are continually expanding our provision in this field.
- We offer a range of courses on colonialism and colonial culture, India, China, the Middle East and the Americas which explore the emergence of new cultures, identities and forms of global economic activities, and are in the process of expanding and developing this area of historical study.