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History, Master's, 2 years

  • Years2 years
  • LanguageNorwegian
  • ECTS credits120

Presentation

The Degree

The Department of History offers the following courses:

HIS 301 Research Literature in History 15 S/A HIS 302 Theories and Methods of Historical Analysis and Research, 15stp S/A HIS 303 Research Problems and Historical Sources 15 (stp) S/A HIS 304 Techniques in History 15 (stp) S/A

HIS 350 Master's Thesis 60(stp)

The following courses are offered in cooperation with Bergen University College, Faculty of Education:

HIS 305 History and Social Studies in Teaching and Communication (History and Social Studies Didactics I) 15 (stp) A HIS 306 The Battle for the Past - Using History in Society and Politics (History and Social Studies Didactics II) 15 (stp)

CONSTRUCTION AND PROGRESSION

The Department recommends the following progression for students who are starting their studies in the autumn semester, and are not planning to write a Master's thesis in the field of history didactics:

First semester HIS 301 HIS 302

Second semester HIS 303 HIS 304

Third semester HIS 350 (Master's thesis)

Fourth semester HIS 350 (Master's thesis)

The Department recommends the following progression for students who are starting their studies in the spring semester, and are not planning to write a Master's thesis in the field of history didactics:

First semester HIS 301 HIS 304

Second semester HIS 302 HIS 303

Third semester HIS 350 (Master's thesis)

Fourth semester HIS 350 (Master's thesis)

Students are required to take HIS 301 and HIS 303. Both HIS 302 and HIS 304 may be substituted with other courses. One may choose between HIS 305/HIS306 and 300-level courses from other disciplines/ departments by application. Students who have completed Theories and methods of historical analysis and research (HIS302) as part of the requirements for their Bachelor degree must choose a different 300-level courses (15 credits).

Master's students who have been accepted at the Department of History have the right to have a personal advisor. The advisor will be assigned at the beginning of the first semester. The terms regulating the period of supervision are specified in individual tutoring contracts.

The Department recommends that students wishing to study abroad during the course of their degree do so in their second semester of the program.

Objectives / Contents

The Master's degree in History is a four semester full-time study that is divided into a section of coursework (60 credits), and an independent research paper (Master's thesis), 60 credits.

The Master's degree qualifies for positions in which historical knowledge, a documented ability for written and oral presentation and insight into history's research methods is relevant (for example, education, public and private archives, museums, media, public administration etc.).

The Masters program is designed to provide students with a deeper insight into their work with historical sources and the problems related to these within historical research. It should also give the students a more independent attitude towards historical presentations and historical sources, as well as providing them with an introduction to independent academic research. The students will personally use the discipline's theories, methods and techniques to solve historical problems.

Programme structure

Masterprogram i historie (krav 120 SP)
Masterprogram i historie - kursdel (krav 60 SP)
Mandatory course
Course codeCourse titleSPSR
AHKR300Research Ethics01–42
HIS301Historical Research Literature151–41
HIS303Research Problems and Historical Sources151–42
Choose two courses
Course codeCourse titleSPSR
HIS302Historiography151–41
HIS304Techniques in History151–42
HIS308The Communication of History151–42
HIS309Practical Methodology for Historians151–42
Masterprogram i historie - veiledningskontrakt
Mandatory course
Thesis Contract for History
Masterprogram i historie - oppgavedel (krav 60 SP)
Mandatory course
Course codeCourse titleSPSR
HIS350Master's Thesis601–43
SP = ECTS credits, S = Semester, R = Recommended semester
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