At Louvain-la-Neuve
60 credits - 1 year
Day schedule - In French
Programme acronym: HIST2M1
Francophone Certification Framework : 7
Dissertation/Graduation Project : YES
Internship : NO
Activities in English: optional
Activities in other languages : optional
Activities on other sites : NO


The aim of this master, which can be completed in one year is to further methodological and critical learning relating to the research and application of information and specifically how that information can be applied to an historical period (Antiquity, the Middle Ages, modern times and the contemporary era) or to a field of history.

The course does not include the methodological approaches to research and communication in history which are covered in the master 120.

The final assignment allows the students to focus upon a given subject.

Your profile


  • hold a bachelor’s degree;
  • have followed courses comprising sufficient credits in the following fields: courses on general or specialised history, covering a variety of periods, on an introduction to history and research techniques, on the application of theory, on ancient, medieval and/or modern languages (the 30 credits awarded for the minor in history can be used to meet these requirements).
Your future job

Our students mainly find employment in teaching, research, professions in communication and those linked to publishing.

Your programme

The core curriculum offers an introduction to research, as well as interactive lessons based upon files, covering the different historical periods in the field of “governance and societies”.

A very special place is reserved for the seminar (10 credits) which requires significant library and archive research, as well as a documentary criticism assignment and preparation of an oral and written summary.

The various electives allow the students to further the knowledge they have acquired in their bachelors’ programmes and to begin to adopt an interdisciplinary approach.