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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of Leicester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course description

Our History MA will allow you to expand and deepen your historical knowledge and develop advanced research skills. We have a very strong tradition of pioneering fresh approaches in History from the local to the global. With over thirty research historians working in various fields, we offer expert supervision and a wealth of options.

You will develop a thorough grounding in research methods through our core module Historical Research, Historical Writing. You will also choose three modules from a diverse of range of options covering different eras (medieval, early modern, and modern); regions (British, European, American, and global); and fields (political, social, cultural, local, family, urban, postcolonial, religious, and medical history). Finally, you will write a dissertation under the personal supervision of one of our research historians.

The MA degree will enhance your attractiveness to employers and equip you with the necessary training and experience to continue research at doctoral level. You will be encouraged to develop an independent approach to research and critical reflection.

The course can also be studied part-time over two years.

Teaching and learning

You will be taught mainly through seminars which will typically involve five to ten students. Depending on the options taken, you may also take part in visits to local and national archives or trips to sites of historical relevance to the course. You will be encouraged to attend specialist workshops and research seminars run by the department.

Each module is assessed by coursework that takes a variety of forms and includes group work as well as individual assignments. You will complete a dissertation of 15,000 words, working closely with your research supervisor.

If you are enrolling as a part-time student, the requirements of the course are spread over two years. You will complete a dissertation in your second year.

All modules are taught to full- and part-time students together, ensuring that part-time students are integrated into the postgraduate community.

Careers and employability

Our MA course will offer you a very strong competitive advantage and career choices and your future salary can be considerably enhanced by postgraduate qualifications.

A postgraduate degree in history provides you with a wide range of skills including:

  • critical analysis of textual, visual, and material evidence
  • statistical analysis and database design
  • advanced written and oral presentation skills
  • time management and independent working on a large-scale research project

As a postgraduate student in the department, you will also have the opportunity to plan meetings and conferences and get involved with the intellectual community of historians at Leicester.

Tuition fees

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£ 16,825per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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University of Leicester

  • University League Table

    38th

  • Campus address

    University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 7RH, England

More than 4,000 international students call Leicester home, sharing their cultures, faiths and ideas with each other and with students and staff across campus.
Leicester is in the centre of England with great transport links, making it easy to explore the whole country while studying there.
Want to explore further afield? Leicester has great European links – with one change of train, Leicester students can be in Paris by lunchtime.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    47th out of 93

  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    124 60%

    40th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65 65%

    51st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    67th

    12

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