The master's programme in Modern International and Transnational history has the following structure:
- 65 credits compulsory courses
- 25 credits internship course or history project course
- 30 credits master's thesis
The master's programme is structured for full time students and is not suitable for part-time students.
The courses that make up the two first semesters are tightly connected and are meant to be taken together. Additionally MITRA4400 – Field Term - Internship for Modern International and Transnational History Students or MITRA4450 – Field Term - History Project for Modern International and Transnational History Students must fit as the third term of the student’s Master degree.
If you have questions regarding facilitation for students with special needs, please contact the student advisor.
The two first semesters are meant to give students a overview in key issues in Modern International and Transnational History, and the methods and theories in this field. The two reading courses are meant to be supplementary and expand on the themes of from the two introductory courses.
In the first semester the students are offered a course focusing on the MITRA4421 – War, Peace and the Nobel Peace Prize , while in the second semester students will be offered a course on MITRA4300 – Global Encounters 1850 - 2010 - Transnational Movements of People, Ideas and Commodities .
MITRA4400 – Field Term - Internship for Modern International and Transnational History Students or MITRA4450 – Field Term - History Project for Modern International and Transnational History Students is the main focus of the third semester and students can choose between the two. Either a internship with an international organization, institution or enterprise abroad or a history project which will involve archival research outside of Norway.
Finally, the Master’s thesis is an individual research paper from the thematic field of international and transnational history. The purpose of the thesis is to pursue an independent research project. Students apply for a supervisor in the first semester and discuss possible topics as part of the applications process.
All courses are mandatory (in the Third semester you choose between MITRA4400 and MITRA4450).
Students must apply and will be assigned an individual supervisor in the second semester. The deadline for applying for a supervisor is February 1.
Teaching and learning methods
The teaching methods at the programme are based on lectures, seminars and workshops.
Forms of examination and assessments
Examination forms at the programme are mainly written, invigilated exams, term paper assignments and oral exams. The evaluation of the thesis is based on an assessment of the written thesis.
Diploma and degree
The diploma is issued when you have completed the courses that meet the requirements for a degree. Read more about diplomas.