Is the world moving closer together or is it drifting apart? History as a discipline has been increasingly reaching out beyond the limits of the nation state in order to study this question. This new programme challenges its students to explore international and transnational processes, institutions and movements from multiple perspectives.
By focusing on international and transnational history from the mid-19th century to the recent past, the programme offers a broad and global historical perspective on political, cultural, social and economic processes both between and beyond nation states. It includes a combination of closely integrated core and specialized courses. Over the first three semesters students will be thoroughly prepared to write their final master's thesis through a practically oriented “horizontal” course module.