One year full-time or two years part-time
The programme offers students the possibility of designing their own History MA, drawing on the wide range of option modules available within the History department, plus a select list of related modules offered across the faculty. Maximum flexibility will be provided to allow students an excellent range of choice. Should you wish, you can combine the study of, for example, medieval religious popular cultures with the US Presidency, the crusades with France under the Occupation, Hollywood film or the history of political thought, or Nazism with Renaissance culture. Or if you prefer, you may focus your studies in a cross-disciplinary way drawing on approved history-based modules outside as well as within the Department.
There is a compulsory core module which is team-taught utilising many aspects of the Department’s expertise, which introduces you to methods and approaches to history, plus three modules drawn from those running within the department, plus a select list of cross-Faculty modules. Part-time students take the core module and one option in the first year, and two options and dissertation in the second year.
You will be required to produce one essay of 5,000 words for the core module and one essay of 4,000 words for each of the three options in addition to completing a 15,000-word research dissertation.