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Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Course summary

  • Learn to deploy ideas and information to show conceptual grasp and to shape argument
  • Work towards a 30,000 word dissertation on a topic agreed between you and your supervisor
  • Study on a course that is ideal if you want to pursue a specific topic or research area in detail
The course is designed to support students who wish to independently research in-depth a particular historical topic of interest. How you learn You will be able to demonstrate key critical and analytical skills, including the ability to articulate knowledge and understanding of sources, texts, concepts and theories relevant to the topic. You learn through:
  • a series of workshops
  • independent research
  • research methods training
Applied learning Live projects There are regular research training events, seminars and informal meetings where you can practice delivering conference papers in a supportive environment. Funds are available to support you in attending conferences and we encourage you to deliver papers and publish your work.

Entry requirements

Typically you need a history degree 2.1 or above. If your degree is in an unrelated subject and 2.1 or above, we will consider you on individual merit. A research proposal needs to be submitted. For guidance on writing research proposals in the first instance please contact course leader Prof Niels P Petersson at [email protected] Overseas students whose first language is not English willbe required to provide certified competence in English language in the form ofBritish Council IELTS test band 7 or above, with a score of at least 7 in allcomponents, or equivalent. If necessary, an offer of a place to read for aresearch degree may be made subject to successful completion of an appropriateperiod of pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes training to enhanceperformance on the research degree programme above the minimum levels ofcompetence outlined above. Applicants with a first degree taught wholly inEnglish will not generally be required to provide other evidence of EnglishLanguage proficiency. If you do not have such academic qualifications we may consider your application individually, based on your personal, professional and work experience, and other formal qualifications. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees for both full-time and part-time postgraduate study options:
History By Research at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS