-Applicants for this course may like to consider the funding opportunities provided by the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Research Preparation Masters Scheme, and the School has had some success with these applications in the past.
-The pathways offered through the MA in History (Research) are supported and informed by a number of the University’s major research centres, including the Institute for Medieval Research, the Institute of Middle Eastern Studies and the Centre for Urban Culture
You will take a mixture of compulsory and optional modules, which reflect your interests. You will also be given training for further research work or other professional careers.
The compulsory elements of this degree are:
-A 15,000-20,000 word dissertation
-Two research training modules
-A module dealing with Theory and Evidence in History
This course can be taken full-time over 1 year or part-time over 2 years.
You will be required to take a number of core modules designed to give you the skills necessary for an extended piece of independent research in your subject area. This programme of study has been specifically designed for students who want to progress to PhD level or another form of historical research.
Over the course of two semesters, you will complete a number of core and optional modules. You will then be expected to undertake a 15,000-20,000 word supervised dissertation in a subject area relevant to the pathway you have followed.
The MA in History (Research) requires you to complete a larger dissertation than you would undertake on the MA in History.
Modules are typically assessed through a mixture of essays, book reviews and presentations. There are no examinations.