Masters degrees in Italian History examines the historical events, peoples and cultures of the Italian peninsular, from the arrival of Indo-Europeans in the Neolithic Era, to the present day.
Related fields include European History and Byzantine History. Entry requirements usually include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, such as History or Archaeology.
Courses in the History of Italy centre around a historically culturally diverse population. Indeed, your research may span societies such as the Celts, the Greeks and the Romans, to name but a few. Your studies will typically include critical study of a range of literature, and possibly even primary sources such as archaic scripture, sculpture and other objects.
In particular, you might scrutinise the rise of the Latin language and culture which helped to define modern Italy. Or, you might investigate how Italy was established as a cultural centre for the West, and responsible for the spread of Christianity as a state religion.
Careers in the field are varied, with traditional roles including routes in academia such as teaching and publishing, positions within heritage institutions such as museums and archives, as well as foreign policy and other legislation.