The MSt in Global and Imperial History is a nine-month programme that encourages students to develop intellectual and practical familiarity with advanced research in the global history of the Middle East, Africa, South Asia, East Asia, Australasia, and the Americas (excluding the US). Global and imperial history in this context implies transoceanic and transcontinental connections, comparisons, and exchanges between cultures, polities and societies. It also examines broad patterns and systems in history, whether religious, political, economic, cultural, or ecological.
Global history, in other words, is history with a global scope (often including European dimensions) that emphasizes a comparative methodology. Students are not expected to master the histories of multiple regions, but to use a global approach to cast light on their own research areas.