Historical Studies from the Middle Ages to the Contemporary Age
The Master course in Historical Studies from the Middle Ages to the Contemporary Age provides the scientific competence (concerning contents, terminology and methodologies) needed in order to "write" and communicate History even to an "uninitiated" audience.
The programme is organized in two curricula, both following the traditional subdivision in medieval, modern and contemporary studies: History and teaching aims at those who aspire to a career as school teachers; History and research prepares those students who, on the contrary, are more interested in archive surveys, historiographical debates and the search for new perspectives. Either way, the preparation preserves a strong interdisciplinary approach, by including the analysis of literary, philosophical and artistic contexts – which are of course necessary for the critical understanding of sources and events. A fundamental role is also played by seminars and laboratory activities.
With regard to the internationalization, students can choose to take part in an Erasmus experience in Austria, France, Germany and Spain – or they could opt for a double qualification thanks to the partnership with the University of Rouen.
Graduates can apply in different working fields connected to the communication of the historical knowledge – teaching, of course, but also journalism, publishing, museum environments, archives and libraries.