Entry requirements

Degree Subject - History or a related subject.

Degree Classification - UK BA (Hons) 2.1 or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

This course offers an original and in-depth examination of power, ideology, culture and social change between 1500 and 1750. It provides students with all the skills needed by an early modern historian, including palaeography (reading sixteenth- and seventeenth-century handwriting), using manuscripts and other primary sources, conceptualizing research topics, and writing up the results with emphasis on correct referencing and bibliographical conventions. Guidance will also be given on how to present research findings orally.

You will study with some of the finest teaching staff in the country, in one of the highest concentrations of history expertise outside Oxford, Cambridge and London. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, 99% of our research was found to be internationally recognised. Our modules are directly related to our lecturers’ research, which means you benefit from insight into the latest historical issues and debates.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0) 1603 591515