MA in American History

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  • Objectives
    The MA in American history gives you the opportunity to study the historical development of the United States from the first encounter between Europeans and Native Americans in the colonial period through to the end of the Cold War. 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 in American History
  • Course description

    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. Examples of recent placements include archive work for a local archaeological consultancy company, exhibition research and design for English Heritage, working with teachers in Sheffield schools, cataloguing small collections in the Sheffield Archives, working in the Humanities Research Institute on Old Bailey criminal records, devising a publicity strategy, analysing digitised material, and designing online learning environments for school children studying history.

    - Research Skills for Historians
    - Research Presentation
    - Approaches to the American Past
    - Dissertation

    (choose 3)
    - International relations and the early Cold War
    - Populism in American History
    - Eighteenth-Century British American Colonies
    - PhD Proposal
    - Work Placement

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