Coventry University

Degree level: Postgraduate

History (Taught)

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Course summary

MA History is an exciting opportunity to study global history through local lenses and explore the history of environmentalism, indigenous voices, war reporting and gender history. Through innovative, digital and real-world assessments, MA History prepares students for their professional futures by equipping them with transferable and essential analytical, research and management skills. Students are given insights in the ways in which the history of modern society, culture and the media shape the modern world today. Course information The MA in History builds on Coventry’s highly successful BA History (Hons) course by offering a research-led and student-inspired postgraduate course aimed at developing the research and professional skills of students, equipping them with essential skills to thrive in an increasingly global and mediatised world. It offers new and innovative history modules, while drawing on interdisciplinary expertise in the School of Humanities. The result is an exciting, modern and very distinctive MA in History. The course explores essential questions about the nature and ownership of history. It explores important debates about the role of the media and social change in modern history through an interdisciplinary series of modules. Students are offered the opportunity to study social and cultural history as well as a chance to engage with heritage and memory studies, international relations, and political science: subjects which will make students looking to enter both the public and private sector significantly more employable. Students on the course will examine questions about: the creation and preservation of history, exploring the potential ramifications of who controls the past, the impact of the media on framing and understanding historical events across the world, examining the ways in which our understanding of the past and the present is often a result of mediatisation, and the role that historical debates and events play in current discussions surrounding race and gender.

Course details

Assessment method

The assessments on this course vary according to the module but you will be assessed through a variety of innovative audio-video assessments including documentaries, emulations, podcasts, as well as traditional assessments including essays, reviews and presentations. You will also undertake an individual research project (15,000-word dissertation) in your final semester. There are no exams on the course.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold a good undergraduate degree, in a social science or humanities related subject, or equivalent international grade/qualification, from a recognised University.

Fees and funding

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Additional fee information

2022/23 fees TBC. Please see our website for latest information.

Provider information

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Clearing contact details

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02476 888888

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Additional information

Thursday 18 August 08:00-20:00, Friday 19 August 08:00-18:00, Saturday 20 August 10:00-16:00, Sunday 21 August 10:00-16:00, Monday 22 August onwards (weekdays only) 08:00-18:30

Course contact details

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UK Postgraduate Admissions Office

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History at Coventry University - UCAS