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  • Objectives
    Sheffield's long and distinguished tradition in early-modern history continues today with a group of internationally-renowned scholars working at the cutting-edge of their fields. This MA programme draws on that expertise to provide a fascinating examination of the early-modern world, and the opportunity to rethink some key narratives of change. High-quality, research led training, equipping you with transferable skills and intellectual training of value to employers. -Knowledge and understanding of your chosen area of history -The ability to recognise, analyse, and evaluate historians' arguments -The ability to discuss historiographical developments and comment on the emergence of history as a discipline -The skills to conduct research and produce a high quality dissertation -Transferable skills in analytical thinking, information gathering, problem solving, communication, presentation, personal organisation and computing
  • Entry requirements
    Entry Requirements Good honours degree in History or a related subject (normally at least 2:1 or equivalent) from a recognised UK or overseas university. However, we assess applications individually, and encourage candidates with degrees in other humanities or social sciences disciplines to contact us for advice. International students must take a suitable language test such as IELTS (minimum score of 6.5) or TOEFL (minimum score 575 paper test or 232 computerised version). Candidates may be asked to supply examples of their previous written work.
  • Academic Title
    MA Early Modern History
  • Course description
    Course content*

    Core courses: Core module in Early Modern history, Research Skills, Research Presentation, Dissertation

    Plus 3 option modules from:

    -Religious Pluralism and Social Integration in Europe
    -Palaeography
    -Religion and the State in Early Modern England
    -Arguing about Eighteenth-Century Crime
    -Representing the Eighteenth-Century: History and Film
    -Communities and Sociabilities in Early Modern Europe
    -Eighteenth-Century British American Colonies
    -PhD Proposal
    -Work Placement

    *Course content is subject to revision. For a full list of modules, please contact the department.

    This opportunity to acquire vocational experience is a unique feature of the Sheffield MA. A taught module entitled Work Placement provides an opportunity to develop history-specific vocational skills in a working environment.

    Teaching

    Teaching is in small group seminars and individual tutorials. Module tutors offer advice on preparing assessed coursework and you will also work with a dissertation supervisor, who will provide individual supervision and guidance for your dissertation. All tutors welcome contact with MA students and, in addition to the academic support outlined above, the Director of MA Programmes offers personal support and general guidance.

    Assessment
    Bibliographic and source-based exercises, short papers, oral presentation, dissertation (15 000 words

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