MA International History

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  • Objectives
    The MA in International History allows you to examine and research key themes and regions in the making of world history from the late 19th century until the present day. Recently identified as one of the leading History Departments in Britain for the study of empire, Sheffield is a centre of path-breaking teaching and research in imperialism and nationalism, anti-colonial struggles, the impact of world war, and hegemony and globalisation, amongst many other topics. Particular regional focus is given to Africa and South Asia. 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 abilty 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 dissertaion -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 International History
  • Course description
    Course content*

    Core courses: Core module in International history, Research Skills, Research Presentation, Dissertation

    Plus option modules from:

    -International relations and the early Cold War in Britain
    -Genocide and Gulag
    -The Scramble for Africa
    -Nehru and India
    -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 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.


    Bibliogaphic and source-based exercises, short papers, oral presentation, dissertation (15,000 words)

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