This prestigious MA is vital preparation for any profession which requires the analysis, creation and dissemination of knowledge. It is taught by research leaders and prize-winners in cultural history, political history, the history of emotions, women and gender, medicine, ideas and religion, as well medieval and early modern studies. The core course was designed by Professor Colin Jones FBA, President of the Royal Historical Society, as a crucial grounding and panoramic introduction to historical methods and approaches, from the study of media and memory, to sexuality and politics.
The core module, History: Approaches, Methods, Challenges offers students a richly-textured and panoramic overview of trends within history writing at the start of the third millennium. It focuses on exciting recent developments within political, social and cultural history as well as offering insights into many specific historical subjects.
Students will also take optional modules from a selection including, but not limited to:
-Cultural History: Europe and Beyond
-Selfhood and Enlightenment in the Long 18th Century
-Women and Gender in Georgian England
-Victors to Victims: Representing the Two World Wars in Britain
-Antisemitism and the Holocaust
-Modern Jewish History and Culture
-The American Presidency
Students will also complete a dissertation to complete their programme.
• Normally an upper-second class honours degree or equivalent in history or other relevant humanities subject, together with two supportive academic references.
• A recognized equivalent from an accredited overseas institution or an equivalent professional qualification is also accepted.
• Applications from mature and ‘non-traditional’ students are welcomed.