The master’s degree in World History at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona focuses on the study of historical processes from a transcultural and global standpoint. It aims to provide training in historical research as well as the necessary intellectual tools for grasping today’s globalized world.

By considering the connections and the entanglements between different world regions, cultures, and societies from the past, this master’s degree programme encourages students to critically engage with globalization, diasporas, transcultural encounters, and colonization. This approach highlights trans-border processes, transnational flows, and inter-continental mobility. It brings to the fore the circulation of goods, ideas, and individuals throughout the world from ancient times to the present day.

The master’s degree in World History programme has a duration of one academic year combining specific courses on both global history and area studies, and a master’s degree final project. Students will learn by one of the most innovative approaches to the study of history today. Leading experts in the field will provide the keys on this master’s degree programme for interpreting a world in constant fusion and movement where the interconnection of societies is seen as being crucial for interpreting the present day.



  • UE students: 1,800 €
  • Non EU Students: 5,749.8 €


From September to June, Timetable From 4.30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. Monday to Thursday


1 academic year full time, 2 academic years part time (60 ECTS credits)


Spanish or English (with one optional course in Catalan)



Course type


UPF PhD to which it grants access

Phd in History