History MRes - Uxbridge - Greater London - Brunel University - I29815

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  • Objectives
    The MRes programme is designed to provide a strong theoretical and practical introduction to the world of historical research. A key aim will be to expose the student to the range of general academic research skills and expertise expected of the professional researcher in the social sciences, especially in History. It will be particularly relevant to professionals keen to enhance their skills and to students who wish to use such skills as a foundation for PhD study. This MRes can thus be completed as a qualifiction in itself or as the first stage in a four-year PhD programme at the University.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry Requirements You should have a good honours degree (2.1 or above) or an equivalent professional qualification. Applicants not fulfilling these criteria will be considered on an individual basis and will be interviewed. If English is not your first language you will also normally be expected to have a score of IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 233/575 + TWE 5 (Applicants with IELTS 6.0 or equivalent may be accepted on the programme but will be required to undertake pre-sessional and/or in-sessional English language courses as directed).
  • Academic title
    History MRes
  • Course description
    Course Summary

    The MRes programme is designed to provide a strong theoretical and practical introduction to the world of historical research. A key aim will be to expose the student to the range of general academic research skills and expertise expected of the professional researcher in the social sciences, especially in History.

    Course Details

    Typical Modules

    Core Modules

    Methods in Research in History
    Main topics of study: approaches to the sudy of politics; research design; normative enquiry; institutionalism; behaviouralism; comparative politics; rational choice; qualitative methods; quantitative methods 1; quantitative methods 2 –advanced techniques; ethical questions in research.

    Graduate Research Skills and Professional Development I and II
    Main topics of study: reviewing research aims and objectives; choosing research methods; study design, sampling, and analytical issues in the use of such methods; appropriate resources for such studies; using information technologies; managing a research project, presenting research information.
     
    Dissertation

    Elective Modules

    One from:

    Modern Russian History and Politics

    Germany Since 1945

    The Atlantic World

    Modern East/West Encounters

    Banditry and Resistance in Africa

    Fascism
    Main topics of study: the politics of cultural despair; rise of fascism as a political ideology and movement; blood, biology and race; national socialism as a form of fascism; generic fascism; fascism, capital and the working class; the leader and the people; fascism and ecology; fascism and contemporary Europe.

    The Second World War
    Main topics of study: the origins of the war in Europe and Asia; the connection between politics, culture and military strategy; the Grand Alliance; impact of technology on the course of the war; the role of intelligence; the impact and legacy of the war.

    Special Features

    Research
    Our academic staff currently have interests in the following:

    Foreign Policy, Atlantic History, American Social History, American Politics, African History, Asian History, and American Women's History.

    Assessment

    A range of assessment methods is employed including, written coursework and examinations, presentations and the dissertation.

    Careers

    The programme will equip students with a range of research skills to enable them to successfully complete doctoral research in History, either as an individual or part of a team.

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