In our Master’s programme History of Politics and Society, you will develop an understanding of why societies have developed in such divergent ways by examining institutions in the fields of democracy, citizenship, and the organisation of the market. These institutions form ‘the rules of the game’ – they give our present society its form, but they are also the result of a historical process. The programme will provide you with insight into the way in which these institutions - which are so influential in modern society - have developed, and into their functions and consequences.
Emphasis on the modern age
The programme places emphasis on the modern age: the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. However, we also look back to the more distant past if that helps to gain insight into the historical roots of current-day issues.