Explore and research the historical context of modern-day issues that transcend countries and cultures, from sustainability to global citizenship. MA History is led by a research-active teaching team that’s highly rated by students. -Through optional modules, research projects and self-directed study, you can choose to focus on the issues and case studies you find particularly interesting -You will get the opportunity to write pieces for public audiences, such as a digital resource, an industry-facing symposium presentation, and a public policy paper -This is an MA History for the digital age. You will consider how historians can engage different audiences through modern media, learn to interpret digital data, and use digital tools to undertake and present research. In addition, two modules are delivered entirely online -We’ll make sure you have an exceptional student experience, with more contact hours than most universities and staff that go the extra mile.
You will take a wide range of assessments that help to build up your expertise (and independence) gradually. These ensure you are developing the key skills of the historical discipline as well as skills that will prepare you for life beyond university, such as advanced analytical, writing and oral communication skills. For example, you will be asked to write essays, because these test your ability to distil information to form a coherent and focused argument, but there are also other written assignments — for instance producing policy papers and online digital resources — that will help you write for different audiences. You will be asked to analyse and contextualise evidence from different primary materials, including philosophical texts, historic landscapes and quantitative data. You will also be asked to give oral presentations and produce research symposiums.
How to apply
Applications from European and international students are welcomed. To begin the course with us, you will need to have qualifications and experience that are at the same level as we would expect from a UK student applying for the same course.
You will need a good honours degree (1st or 2:1) in any subject, or its international equivalent. Applications may be considered if you have a 2:2 honours degree and/or significant relevant professional experience. It is important that we get to know you, your aspirations and your expectations. Therefore, before being accepted onto the programme all applicants will be invited to have an informal interview to discuss the course, the nature of the programme, and what will be expected of you during it. This may be a virtual interview or can be done over the telephone as well as face to face. Non-standard applicants are encouraged to apply. Applications in these circumstances will be considered on their own individual merits.
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