Students on the Master  History prepare themselves to, in the course of their socio-professional life, demonstrate the ability to shed light upon the complexities of the history of people and societies which have preceded us and the connections linking them to our present.
At the end of the course, the future historians will have deepened their knowledge and awareness of the themes relating to different historical fields and periods, by situating them within the principal trends in current research. Students will have acquired expert knowledge of research methods in historical studies: able to construct a relevant research problem, gather documentation, analyse and criticise the data collected, reach their own conclusions and communicate the results obtained to different audiences and in different ways. Open to interdisciplinary studies, students will also be capable of employing concepts and methods from social studies in particular in the course of their research. The future historians are aware of the issues, debates and even exploitation to which the past is subject, and can contribute, using a scientific approach, to a better understanding of the present. Using their ability to communicate their knowledge and critical investigation methods, the future historians can enrich societal debates.
On successful completion of this programme, each student is able to :
2.2. Consolidate the documents (sources and bibliography), by questioning the validity and relevance of the sources as regards the research problem being studied.
2.3. Provide a specific question (critical assessment of historiography).
2.4. Analyse and assess documentation critically by taking into account the peculiarities of different types of sources.
2.5. Organise and handle data by using appropriate IT, locating them in their historical context and interpreting them.
2.6. Employ appropriate methods and models, in particular from social sciences, and apply them to their research.
2.7. Develop their own balanced conclusions on the basis of a number of different types of important sources.
2.8. Communicate, to specialists and/or a wide audience, the results of their research (orally and/or in writing, in an audio-visual or digital form).
2.9. Demonstrate the rigour, precision and critical mind-set which are essential to all work at university level and at each of its stages.
4.2. Communicate, orally and in writing, on complex subjects relating to history and other areas (information, data, reflections and conclusions as well as the underlying knowledge and principles) in an accurate, structured and reasoned fashion by adapting their presentation (content and form) to the target audience and aims being pursued.
4.3. Effectively integrate into and collaborate with a team and different actors in networks.
4.4. Independently manage their work: define their priorities, anticipate and plan all activities for their assignments on time, demonstrate rigour and structuring in their work.
4.5. Engage in, decide upon and act in respect of work and third parties in an independent and responsible manner in line with the relevant framework.
4.6. Cast a critical eye over their own knowledge and competencies and independently put in place methods and opportunities to improve them as part of system of continuing development which is indispensable in order to progress in a positive way in their social and professional environment.
8.2 Identify and analyse the principles, methods and challenges which underlie the main research trends in the past and now.
8.3 Assess the relevance of the material employed by the author of a scientific work, the approach adopted and the conclusions presented.
8.4 Compare various scientific output dealing with the same theme, demonstrating and creating a dialogue between the different questions, sources, methods and conclusions.
9.2 Teach in authentic and varied situations.
9.3 Reflect upon and progress through the usual stages of continuing development.
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10.2 Attain expert theoretical knowledge in methods of conservation which relate to traditional methods or those offered by new information and communication technologies and apply them to real cases.
10.3 Become expert in different methods for assessing archive heritage.
10.4 Acquire knowledge and experience of the professional arena and recent developments in the field, in particular through completing internships and taking part in study days.
- define and organise the elements of a communication project,
- gather documentation,
- identify the connections between theories and audiences,
- argue on the basis of those connections,
- make decisions with a view to defining and fixing the aim to be attained and the cultural output to be made.
11.2 Produce an historical knowledge communication linked to the challenges and realities of public history, that is to say history for a wider audience.
11.3 Become expert in the methods and tools for communicating historical knowledge with a view to attaining a result.
11.4 Carry out an historical knowledge communication using communication methods such as communicative writing, oral and audio-visual communication or gestures, information and communication technologies, etc..
11.5. Converse in a respectful and constructive manner with different parties (both from a socio-cultural point of view, as well as from the starting point of their role, the fields in which they practice and the domains where they possess disciplinary expertise) by demonstrating an ability to listen, an open-mindedness, empathy, distance and assertiveness.