For immediate release
November 2, 2009
Contact: Rachel M Pugh
Washington, D.C. – Beginning fall 2010, Georgetown University’s history department will offer a master of arts in global history, jointly with the history department at King’s College London.
King’s College, noted for its strengths in European, British and imperial history, will complement Georgetown’s specialties in Middle Eastern, Russian and Eastern European, East and South Asian, Latin American, African, United States and global environmental history, as well as early modern and modern European history.
“Combining these strengths in a joint-degree program offers students an extraordinarily rich array of thematic, geographic and cultural perspectives from which to study global, international and comparative history,” says associate professor of history Bryan McCann, who will direct the master’s program at Georgetown.
The two institutions’ locations in the capital cities of the United Kingdom and the United States will offer students direct access to a tremendous array of archival sources for the pursuit of research projects.
Students may enroll in the two-year program full time during the fall and must complete 12 courses and a thesis of at least 8,000 words. Candidates must also complete two semesters at each institution and have the option to participate in Georgetown’s commencement exercises in May of their final year.
Georgetown already offers a master of arts in global, international and comparative history and King’s College offers four master’s degree options in medieval, early modern, modern and imperial and commonwealth history. The joint-degree program will not replace existing offerings at Georgetown or King’s College.
For more information visit http://history.georgetown.edu.
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