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Masters degrees in German History examine the historical origins, events and peoples which have formed present-day Germany. Studies usually begin with the Roman Empire, though some may include also cover prehistorical periodsy.
Related subjects include Ancient History and European History. Entry requirements usually include a relevant undergraduate degree such as History or Archaeology.
For much of its history, the German region was a significant – but often politically unstable - region within mainland Europe. Since its early days as a state occupied by the Roman Empire, the development of Germany has centred on issues of military power and cultural and industrial innovations – as well as political flux.
Significant topics within the History of Germany include: The Thirty Years War (1618-1648); the Industrial Revolution and the French Revolution in the 18th century; the Two World Wars; and the Cold War.
Topics within these events include theories surrounding economics, class and identity, race, religion, sovereignty, gender and ethics. Though Germany’s 20th Century history is a subject of cultural and political sensitivity, the country has a much broader association with developments in human rights and liberal thinking, stretching back to the Enlightenment, Reformation and beyond.
Careers in this field may include traditional roles in academia or scholarly research on behalf of heritage institutions such as museums and archives. Other roles may include foreign policy, journalism, or translation services.
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The German History pathway of the MA in Language, Culture and History allows students to investigate in depth the rich, diverse traditions and violent upheavals of German and Austrian history. Read more
The German Studies pathway of the MA in Language, Culture and History offers a wide range of modules covering many aspects of German language, culture and history. Read more
Our doctoral programme aims to respond to the needs and interests both of students seeking an academic career or other professional employment and of those who wish to pursue a line of intellectual enquiry for its own sake. Read more
This MA provides a unique range of options from the early modern period to the present, covering lands where mighty empires and many nations have interacted and competed over the centuries. Read more
Large number of specialists in medieval studies across various disciplines. Expertise is especially strong in medieval history, archaeology, music, French Literature, English Literature, and Arab and Islamic studies. Read more
The Graduate Program in Germanic Studies at UBC integrates a large scope of thematic and theoretical research areas. Students are guided by faculty whose teaching and research cover the full range of German literature and culture from medieval to the present. Read more
German involves the systematic study of a language that is a close cousin of English. German culture has contributed greatly to the development of literature, science, philosophy, music and the visual arts in the western world. Read more