History (Holocaust and Genocide Studies) at University of Leicester - UCAS

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Course summary

This course is run by the internationally recognised Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (SBC), established thirty years ago as the first research centre of its kind at a British university. Based in the History department but avowedly interdisciplinary, the SBC is unique in its focus on the cultural history and memory of genocide, as well as its longstanding commitment to advancing research in Holocaust Studies and the history of mass violence. With the support of our core team of research-active specialist historians, you will study how genocide comes about in different chronological and geographical contexts, and how societies and individuals come to terms with violence. A strong comparative element will encourage students to reflect on similarities and differences between different genocides and how societies experienced them. This course will allow you to expand and deepen your historical knowledge and develop advanced research skills. We have a very strong tradition of pioneering fresh approaches in History from the local to the global. With over thirty research historians working in various fields, we offer expert supervision and a wealth of options. If you choose the Holocaust and Genocide Studies specialist pathway of our History MA, your degree certificate will read 'MA History (Holocaust and Genocide Studies)'. Alternatively you can opt for one of the other pathways or the standard History MA:

  • History (Local History) MA
  • History (Urban History) MA
  • History MA
The MA degree will enhance your attractiveness to employers and equip you with the necessary training and experience to continue research at doctoral level. You will be encouraged to develop an independent approach to research and critical reflection.

Assessment method

You will be taught mainly through seminars which will typically involve five to ten students. Depending on the options taken, you may also take part in visits to local and national archives or trips to sites of historical relevance to the course. You will be encouraged to attend specialist workshops and research seminars run by the department. Each module is assessed by coursework that takes a variety of forms and includes group work as well as individual assignments. You will complete a dissertation of 15,000 words, working closely with your research supervisor. If you are enrolling as a part-time student, the requirements of the course are spread over two years. You will complete a dissertation in your second year. All modules are taught to full- and part-time students together, ensuring that part-time students are integrated into the postgraduate community.


Entry requirements

2:1 degree in history or another relevant discipline. We also welcome applicants who do not have a degree but who can show enthusiasm and competence by having attended relevant certificated courses, by submitting published work or by writing qualifying essays to a first degree standard. IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.


Fees and funding

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History (Holocaust and Genocide Studies) at University of Leicester - UCAS