Programme structure

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
Course of study
4. semester MITRA4095 – Master's thesis in Modern International and Transnational History
3. semester MITRA4400 – Field Term - Internship for Modern International and Transnational History Students or MITRA4450 – Field Term - History Project for Modern International and Transnational History Students MITRA4040 – Research and Writing Training in History III
2. semester MITRA4030 – Research and Writing Training in History II
1. semester MITRA4421 – War, Peace and the Nobel Peace Prize MITRA4001 – Reading course I - Key Issues in Modern International and Transnational History MITRA4020 – Research and Writing Training in History I
  10 ECTS 10 ECTS 5 ECTS 5 ECTS

Progression

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.

Programme structure

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 .

The Research and Writing Training in History I, II and III are to be taken in succession and will prepare students for the Master's thesis.

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).

Supervision

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.

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Published Apr. 18, 2016 9:20 AM - Last modified Nov. 20, 2017 2:33 PM