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MA History Who is it for?


You are a graduate who wishes to develop your knowledge and understanding of history across a range of periods, regions and theoretical perspectives.


About the Course


You will develop the skills necessary to understand, critique, utilise and communicate concepts and theories used within the discipline of History. You will acquire methodological skills for historical research, particularly the selection, evaluation and interpretation of primary sources. The course encourages intellectual independence and openness through the study of the past.


Consumption and the Country House, 1660-1830


This module offers you the opportunity to critically assess our understanding of the country house in the long 18th century.


Exploring English Society, 1500-1750


You will investigate early modern views about order and hierarchy, including the significance of age, gender and family life. Social problems such as crime, disease and poverty will be explored, as well as the impact of the growth of print culture and improving literacy rates.


Medicine and Healing Through the Ages Course Content


Modules vary in their teaching methods, but typically teaching is by workshop or by online activities, including discussion boards and blogs. You will be required to take two compulsory modules (History Research methods and the dissertation). The remainder are designated modules that you can choose from. Postgraduate study in History involves much independent study and research.


Modules History Research Methods


The module offers training in advanced research methods for historians. This includes critical reflection on the nature of the history, as well as developing the high-level archival and project-planning skills required to complete a dissertation.


British Colonialism and Islamic Politics, c. 1800-1970


This module approaches the history of European and Islamic relations through an analysis of Britain’s colonial ventures in the Islamic World.


Men at Arms: Masculinity and War in Britain, 1756-1918


This module links gender history and military history by employing the concept of masculinity in relation to modern warfare.


This module traces developments in medicine from the Renaissance to the early 20th century. It will explore how medical thought and practice inherited from classical Greece gradually became the basis of a more recognisably modern medicine, setting medicine in its social, political and economic contexts.


Violence and the Law in English Society


This module will explore the use of violence by different types of individual as well as that used by the state.


Britain and the First World War


This module explores the First World War from a British perspective, beginning with establishing the foundations of Britain’s involvement in terms of contemporaneous war aims and modern memory, to examining Britain’s engagement with the conflict.


From Privilege to Pressure: English Landed Society, 1850-1950


This module offers a critical examination of the changing political and economic status of the landed gentry and aristocracy. Democratisation, radicalisation, the development of meritocracy, advanced urbanisation and industrialisation and a relative decline in Britain’s status in the world all served to undermine the traditional scaffolding of landed privilege and power.


Dissertation


The dissertation is an opportunity for you to carry out historical research over a sustained period of time, probing issues of your previous historical study and interests.


Assessment


The programme uses a variety of assessment methods, including extended essays, book reviews, source critiques and blogs. There are no examinations.


Career Opportunities


The MA History can be a bridge to PhD study, or can enhance opportunities in a wide range of careers including teaching, archives and publishing.


Duration of Course


The programme has a September start and comprises four modules in the year.


Entry Requirements You will normally have a First or Second Class Bachelor’s degree in History or a related discipline. Applicants for whom English is not their first language will need to demonstrate that they meet the minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in all categories (or equivalent).


Breeding Supermen: Eugenics in Britain, America and Germany


This module will examine both the growth, and differing fortunes, of this complex, international movement via three emblematic national case studies: Britain, America and Germany.


Narrating the Nation: Rethinking Modern British History


This module seeks to explore new developments in historical writing about Modern Britain. The approach is historiographical and the focus is on social, political and cultural history.


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