Why Study Early Modern History at UEA?
The School of History has one of the strongest concentrations of early modern historians in the UK outside London and Oxbridge. 77% of research in the School of History was rated 4 (world leading) or 3 (internationally excellent) according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), a major Government analysis of university research quality.
This course provides an in-depth examination of power, ideology, culture and social change, between roughly 1500 and 1750. It provides students with all the skills needed by an early modern historian, including paleography (reading 16-17thC handwriting), using primary sources in archives, conceptualizing research topics, and writing up results, with special emphasis on referencing and bibliographical conventions. Guidance will also be given on how to present research findings orally. In the Core and Supplementary Modules, students will receive a thorough grounding in key ideas and contemporary texts, incorporating and inter-connecting political, social, cultural and religious history, with a particular focus on early modern England.
The early modernists are: Prof Malcolm Gaskill, Prof Geoff Plank, Dr Silvia Evangelisti, Dr Polly Ha, Dr Jess Sharkey, Dr Katherine Hill, Dr Joel Halcomb, and Dr Emily Cockayne.
- Degree Subject: History or a related subject
- Degree Classification: UK BA (Hons) 2.1 or equivalent
- Special Entry Requirements: Applicants must submit a sample of written work (in English). This should be a typed essay on a historical subject, 2-3,000 words long, preferably a photocopy of an assessment marked by a tutor, complete with critical comments and a percentage or grade. The essay should address a specific question, and must demonstrate an ability to construct a historical argument, familiarity with the conventions of academic writing, and competence in English. This should be uploaded to your online application.
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Last updated December 17, 2015