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  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements English language requirements: * IELTS score of 6.5, with at least a 6.0 in all components; * TOEFL scores of either: o 580 (paper-based test) with a 4.5 on the Test of Written English, or o 240 (computer-based test) with a 4.5 on essay rating, or o 94 (internet-based test) with a 20 in listening, 23 in reading and speaking, and a 24 in writing Please note that the School of History English Language Requirements are above the University minimum. If you pass the University minimum but do not achieve the School of History's requirements, please get in touch with us so that our Admissions Tutors can consider your situation. Academic entry requirements: Usually a good honours degree or equivalent, in History, English or an appropriate subject.
  • Academic Title
    Race and Resistance MA
  • Course description
    The Leeds MA in Race and Resistance is an interdisciplinary MA which involves staff and modules from a number of departments, currently including History and English. The MA in Race and Resistance aims to provide students with strong research training and the breadth and depth of knowledge of historical and theoretical approaches to race and strategies of resistance, required for doctoral study. The programme has a strong historical core, but with a unique and wide range of interdisciplinary components.

    School of History
    The School has flourished since its foundation in 1877 and currently has about thirty members of staff who can offer supervision in a very wide range of subjects (British, European, American and Far Eastern) and over a wide chronological span from the ancient period to the twentieth century.

    The School is one of the largest departments of history in the UK. As a leading research centre, it was awarded a Grade 5 in the last two national Research Assessment exercises. Its postgraduate component is developing rapidly and all postgraduates will have the opportunity to study and socialise with a large and diverse group of students. The school has a strong research culture of which postgraduate students are an integral part.
    The School runs regular staff and postgraduate seminars and organises a number of open lectures, special seminars and colloquia each year.

    School of English
    The School of English has a thriving postgraduate community with approximately 70 research students, a mixture of full and part-time, split-site and collaborative with external organisations.

        * The School achieved the 5*A in the 2001 RAE exercise and intends to maintain the equivalent of this in the forthcoming 2008 exercise. Staff and graduate students actively research in all of the areas listed below.
        * The School has hosted several international conferences organised by staff as well as graduate conferences devised and administered by the School’s research students. It also features several research groups, including the Postcolonial Research Group and Renaissance Research Group, which organise regular seminar series.
        * The School also participates in Faculty research groups such as the American Research Seminar and Eighteenth-Century Seminar. In addition, graduate students organise their own fortnightly Postgraduate Research Seminar where they present and discuss their research. The School frequently enjoys success in both national and international funding competitions (e.g. AHRC, ORS).

    What you study
    The programme comprises two core modules: a research methods core to be taken in History, and an ‘Approaches to Race’ core which will provide a broad conceptual introduction to research on race in the Americas, Africa, the Caribbean and India, which will span a number of disciplines. In addition to two core modules, students on the programme will choose two from a broad range of optional modules. Typical modules include: Black Nationalism and Gender; The Rise and Fall of Apartheid in South Africa; Race, Caste and Ethnicity in India; The American South; The Black Atlantic. Students will also complete a 15 000 word dissertation.

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