Taught course

History

Institution
University of Northampton · School of Social Sciences
Qualifications
MAPGDip

Entry requirements

Normally a second class degree in History or related discipline. We also welcome applications from 'non-standard entrants', including those with experiential learning. Our practice of interviewing all applicants ensures that each has the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to complete the programme successfully.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This postgraduate course is designed for students who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of history across a range of periods, regions and theoretical perspectives.

The MA in History provides students with opportunities to study the subject at an advanced level. It allows students to undertake detailed study of a range of periods and processes – from Britain’s experience of warfare to the material culture of the English country house. By studying particular topics in depth, students are encouraged to think not only about the diversity of the past, but also how history itself is constructed.

Students will develop the skills necessary to understand, critique, utilise and communicate concepts and theories used within the discipline of History. They will acquire methodological skills for historical research, particularly the selection, evaluation and interpretation of primary sources.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

part time
12 months

Further details of qualification

Interim award: PGDip.

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment70
Dissertation30 (20000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
study@northampton.ac.uk
Phone
01604 735500