Official master's degree in Contemporary History

Scientific and methodological specialisation in contemporary history based on the most advanced historiographic and thematic currents in historical research and its dissemination


General information

  • Inter-University
  • Credits: 60 ECTS
  • Course begins on 05/10/2020
  • Beginning of the pre-enrolment period 11/01/2021
    See the calendar
  • Places: 30 places
  • Price: €46.11 per credit (EU citizens and non-EU holding a Spanish residence permit). 2020/21 Academic year.
    €66 per credit (non-EU citizens who do not hold a Spanish residence permit). 2021/22 Academic year.

  • Teaching centre: Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Official Master's Degree in Contemporary History

This master's degree is for you if you wish to become a historian and acquire the knowledge and techniques needed for research into history, and conduct projects and syntheses on contemporary society. These advanced studies in science and methodology will allow you to become a historian and work as a professional in fields in which historical knowledge is a necessity: teaching, journalism, museum management, cultural activities and tourism, publishing, social and political analysis and many more sectors.

This master's degree is interuniversitary and includes the participation of eight universities, making it a powerful programme compared to others in Spain and a guarantee of prestige. You can enrol in all modules at the UAB, or choose to take some of them at other participating universities through our interuniversity mobility programmes. This master's degree is also flexible and allows you to combine studies and work, since you can choose to complete it in one or two years.

Students are encouraged to participate actively in class to foster the exchange of ideas and make the most out of highly innovative scientific and methodological approaches.

Career options

Research, either as a professional historian or within other professional fields like journalism, museum management, cultural activities, teaching, publishing, social and political analysis, etc.


Coordinator university:

Universitat de València (Estudi General)

Participating universities

Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo

Universidad de Cantabria

Universidad de Santiago de Compostela

Universidad de Zaragoza

Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea

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