Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes for graduates of the Modern International and Transnational History programme:


  • Possess advanced knowledge in the field of international and transnational history and a deepened awareness for the global dimension of modern historical processes
  • Have acquired profound knowledge of methodological and theoretical approaches relevant for the study of international and transnational history such as “links and flows” and understanding the difference between transnational history and the historiography structured around the nation state
  • Can apply knowledge to current challenges within the field of international and transnational history


  • Can conduct, under supervision, an independent research project on a modern international or transnational historical topic of the student’s own choice
  • Are able to analyze historical problems and formulate research questions independently and to choose as well as to apply adequate historiographical methods to answer them; all with a sense for the potential multiplicity of perspectives on a given subject
  • Are able to identify, assess and use relevant primary material and scholarly literature from a diverse set of local and international sources on a historical problem
  • Are equipped to conduct historical research projects based on international archival research
  • Can meet the formal requirements for the conduct of academic research within the field of history and employ the appropriate etichal standards and code of conduct

General competence

  • Are able to present adequately, in English, the results of their research in written, oral or visual form in ways suited for diverse audiences
  • Can analyze and communicate how international and transnational processes works and to what extent they correspond with national interests
  • Are enabled to take a full part in international academic conversation through articles, presentations, reviews or other media of communication on topics of historical research
  • Are prepared to apply their knowledge as well as the results of their research and render informed contributions to relevant debates both within academic environments and vis-à-vis the general public
  • Possess advanced knowledge of the academic environment in history as well as in neighboring disciplines, and are accordingly acquainted with all stages of the research process and are able to use this competence to work on major research projects both independently and in cooperation with others
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