2:1 (or international equivalent) in history or a related subject.
Months of entry
This MA will help you develop the sophisticated analytical skills to understand the past, while permitting you to specialise in particular period or to explore a variety of different chronological spans. It is designed to encourage both a broad engagement with historiography and research skills.
During the course, you will build on historical enthusiams developed during your undergraduate degree, taking you to a higher level of understanding and comprehension. A specially-tailored core Research Methods module gives you the chance to develop research skills through hands-on sessions in the archives and to determine the theoretical and methodological approaches that best match your chosen dissertation topic. The dissertation itself – taking advantage of expert supervision within the department – allows students to immerse themselves in primary sources and sophisticated debates.
In your first semester, alongside Research Methods, you choose from team-taught broad modules, permitting you to see different experts’ perspectives on a carefully chosen menu of topics, covering a wide chronological and geographical range, and building on the research expertise of a department in which 98% of all published material in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 assessment was considered internationally recognised. The small group sizes encourage discussion and debate in a friendly and supportive environment, and give you the chance to address topics in a more critical fashion than is often possible at undergraduate level. You also have the opportunity to study modules offered in a wide-range of cognate disciplines, as well as developing specific skills (including languages and paleography).
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
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