Master's in History
Programme in French
120 ECTS minimum
Information Sessions: Masters
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The Master's in history offers training that includes the following elements:
- High-level theoretical and methodological training that teaches inquiry and research processes;
- Specialization in more specific areas and subjects: a broad range of history specialties, research subjects and advanced methods;
- A research thesis that forms a central element of the training, with a topic that is gradually defined during the first year through a continuous, interactive relationship between the student and teaching body.
The program is for students seeking careers in teaching and research, as well as those interested in other sectors: public service, heritage, libraries and archives, the private sector, especially the cultural and audiovisual industries, publishing, press, media and associations.
See the interview with Marion Fontaine, Head of doctoral studies in History
The program offers excellent training in contemporary history that provides the following skills: documentary research, critical thinking development, definition of research problems, rigorous presentation of results, command of the literature.
Structure of the Program
A mandatory historiography seminar taught by all members of the teaching staff is offered beginning in M1.
Specialized courses delve into more specific areas and subjects: a wide array of historical specialties; cutting-edge research topics; methods (statistics, images, oral history, archives). These teachings focus on practice through the presentation of on-going research, and sometimes the implementation of surveys.
Significant weight is given to the research paper. Its topic is gradually defined during M1 through continuous interaction between the student and teaching staff.
Recommended reading list for history graduate students
Thematic guide History
Do you need information on the history databases and collections at the Sciences Po library?
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Thursday 9am-10.30am Saint-Thomas - Research library
See the History Guide
Teachers from the Permanent Faculty within the Center for History of SciencesPo.