Master's Degree in History in Scotland in United Kingdom

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A masters is awarded to students who have completed postgraduate level study in a specific field of study or area of professional practice while demonstrating a high level of mastery during the process.

History involves the study of the written word in order to uncover information about the past. It includes researching, analyzing, and synthesizing knowledge about the past, as well as making new discoveries.

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom and Britain, is a sovereign state located off the north-western coast of continental Europe.The two most famous (and oldest) universities are Oxford and Cambridge (often referred to as Oxbridge by many Britons) England also has several other world-class institutions, including several in London (notably Imperial College, the London School of Economics, University College London and King's College London, all are part of London University)

Scotland is at the north of Great Britain and has over 790 islands. The capital is Edinburgh, one of the largest financial centers. Their educational system has always been distinct from the rest of UK. Scotland has 15 universities, some of which are oldest in the world.

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MRes in Renaissance Studies

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 27 months September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

The MRes Renaissance Studies is aimed at those who are interested in the literary and broader cultural aspects of the Renaissance and who wish to acquire a more specialised knowledge of this field. A primary objective is to investigate factors that contribute to the distinctiveness of the cultural productions of Northern Europe, including Scotland. [+]

Masters in History in Scotland in United Kingdom. Suspended for 2016/17 entry The MRes Renaissance Studies is aimed at those who are interested in the literary and broader cultural aspects of the Renaissance and who wish to acquire a more specialised knowledge of this field. A primary objective is to investigate factors that contribute to the distinctiveness of the cultural productions of Northern Europe, including Scotland. Course objectives The research-based MRes course aims to: Introduce you to key areas of critical debate in Renaissance Studies by comparing different canonical accounts of the period Explore the distinctiveness of northern Renaissance culture, including Scotland. Develop a critical understanding of the variety of genres, media and signifying practices employed by Renaissance writers and visual artists Equip you with the technical skills necessary for conducting research in this field, presenting information and constructing scholarly arguments What makes us different? Entry requirements Academic requirements A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. A sample of work (e.g. English Essay) is required. English language requirements If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills: IELTS: 6.5 with 6.0 minimum in each skill Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade B Pearson Test of English (Academic): 60 with 56 in each component IBT TOEFL: 90 with no subtest less than 20 If you don’t meet the required score you may be able to register for one of our pre-sessional English courses. To register you must hold a conditional offer for your course and have an IELTS score 0.5 or 1.0 below the required standard. View our range of pre-sessional courses. Scholarships & funding University of Stirling Postgraduate Merit Scholarship The University of Stirling is offering any UK or European Union student with a First Class Honours degree (or equivalent) a £2,000 scholarship to study full-time on any taught Master's course or £1,000 for part-time study. Structure and content The core of this MRes course is a sustained period of independent study, assessed by coursework over two semesters. This involves a course of directed reading and research, to be agreed by each individual student with his/her supervisor, and tailored to his/her interests. In addition, students take two taught modules from a menu including: Politics and Renaissance Drama: Shakespeare and His Contemporaries Renaissance Sovereignty: Politics and Representation Writing and National Identity Please note that not all these optional modules may be offered in each academic year. Arts Research Training Our innovative training for graduates enables students to build up a portfolio of skills that prepare them for academic and professional life. All graduate students will work with their supervisors to select what’s right for them from a menu of activities. Each student will build up a portfolio of skills every year. On a taught postgraduate degree, you may be given specific guidance on what activities you need to undertake for those qualifications. Dissertation The most significant piece of work on the course will be a dissertation of 15,000 words on a subject of your choosing in consultation with a member of English Studies. You may choose to develop work initiated on one of the modules you have studied. Those who do not embark on the dissertation may be awarded a Diploma. Career opportunities Completing a Master’s degree as a prelude to further academic research is a route encouraged by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). Advanced education in the Arts and the practical experience of research and the production of a dissertation are significant transferable skills for many careers. [-]

MRes in Historical Research

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

The Master's of Research in Historical Research is a one-year course that is research-oriented and allows specialisation in particular research areas. Students are allocated an individual supervisor to direct their independent study and plan the curriculum to reflect their interests and needs. Students should maintain regular contact with supervisors through email and an agreed schedule of meetings to discuss their work and review draft submissions. [+]

The Master's of Research in Historical Research is a one-year course that is research-oriented and allows specialisation in particular research areas. Students are allocated an individual supervisor to direct their independent study and plan the curriculum to reflect their interests and needs. Students should maintain regular contact with supervisors through email and an agreed schedule of meetings to discuss their work and review draft submissions. The Master's of Research (MRes) is designed to enable students to become well-trained historians and to demonstrate their fitness to undertake research to doctoral level at Stirling or other universities in Britain and overseas. Both are achieved through the completion of independent study modules, field seminars and skills training, under supervision. It is also possible to follow an Environmental History pathway and complete an MRes in Historical Research: Environmental History Students are allocated an individual supervisor to direct their independent study and plan the curriculum to reflect their interests and needs. Accreditation The MRes programme and all constituent modules are constructed in line with the University's academic procedures and are fully assessed and externally examined. The programme is recognised by both the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Economic and Social Research Council both of whom have given PhD awards to outstanding Stirling graduates of the MRes. Course objectives This programme prepares you for further research: to co-ordinate the provision of additional or external skills training and to develop the application of research skills students will obtain practical experience of devising and applying a research method to interrogate primary sources qualitative and quantitative analyses the application of IT in information retrieval, especially bibliographical database software, communication skills, written and oral project design involving the conceptualisation of research questions and the presentation of data and data analysis What makes us different? Entry requirements Academic requirements A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. Research proposal required (1,500 word maximum). English language requirements If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills: IELTS: 6.5 with 6.0 minimum in each skill Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade B Pearson Test of English (Academic): 60 with 56 in each component IBT TOEFL: 90 with no subtest less than 20 Scholarships & funding University of Stirling Postgraduate Merit Scholarship The University of Stirling is offering any UK or European Union student with a First Class Honours degree (or equivalent) a £2,000 scholarship to study full-time on any taught Master's course or £1,000 for part-time study. If you don’t meet the required score you may be able to register for one of our pre-sessional English courses. To register you must hold a conditional offer for your course and have an IELTS score 0.5 or 1.0 below the required standard. Structure and content The Master of Research in Historical Research is a one-year programme that is research-oriented and allows specialisation in particular research areas. Students are allocated an individual supervisor to direct their independent study and plan the curriculum to reflect their interests and needs. Students should maintain regular contact with supervisors through email and an agreed schedule of meetings to discuss their work and review draft submissions. Historiography: Students taking the MRes undertake independent study of the historical literature of a chosen field. Coursework comprises a 10,000-word paper that critically reviews historians' works and identifies a topic suitable for original research in a dissertation (module 4 below). There are no classes; one-to-one supervisory sessions are scheduled at mutually convenient times. Research Skills Training: Students plan a personal itinerary, with direction, that entails attendance at events organised by the Stirling Graduate School and Stirling historians through training modules. Sessions include personal development and career planning, making grant applications, undertaking qualitative and quantitative analyses and database management. An intensive, one-week programme covers history-specific related discipline skills including historical approaches, documentary editing, palaeography, and using biographical sources. Extra classes in languages can be arranged. Students attend History research seminars and present a short working paper at the History postgraduate symposium in June. Coursework involves the preparation of a research bibliography for the dissertation and due performance at skills workshops. Sources and Methods: Students discuss with their supervisor how to apply and develop their research skills. This may entail further training, such as in languages or palaeography, or attendance at external courses on relational database construction or social theory. Students also examine a body of sources related to their research topic, and practice the methods that they have been learning. Coursework comprises: a 5,000-word paper explaining the research 'value' and significance of the selected sources and setting out the appropriate concepts, theories and methods to be used in analysis and interpretation; and a skills test based on methods and sources. Dissertation: Having researched the existing secondary literature and the primary sources, and having received training in appropriate research skills, students now go on to complete a dissertation of up to 20,000 words. Delivery and assessment Delivery is primarily through one to one sessions with the member of staff who will supervise your dissertation and provide direct feedback on Historiography and Sources and Methods. Training and skills elements are planned in discussion with your supervisor and these will comprise activities in four areas: generic skills; employability skills' breadth of knowledge, subject-specific skills. Students must attend the one-week programme and history and related discipline skills in early December and must give a short paper on their own research at the Stirling postgraduate conference in early June. Modes of study The Master's of Research in Historical Research is a one-year taught programme that is research-oriented and allows specialisation in particular research areas. Students are allocated an individual supervisor to direct their independent study and plan the curriculum to reflect their interests and needs. Students should maintain regular contact with supervisors through email and an agreed schedule of meetings to discuss their work and review draft submissions. Study abroad opportunities A significant proportion of our graduates continue their studies abroad, mainly in the USA. Students who have undertaken the MRes have been successful in securing external funding to help their research abroad. Chris Minty, who graduated from the MRes in 2011 and was awarded a PhD from Stirling in 2015 was awarded two prestigious Fellowships. They were the William A. Dearborn Fellowship in American History, Houghton Library, Harvard University, and a Robert L. Middlekauff Fellowship at the Huntington Library. Chris also held a number of other fellowships: Larry J. Hackman Research Residency, New York State Archives, 2012-2013 Eccles Centre Fellowship, British Library Gilder Lehrman Fellowship, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Jacob M. Price Short-Term Visiting Fellowship, William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan United Empire Loyalists Association of Canada Scholarship for 2012-2014 Career opportunities The MRes has been designed with three career destinations in mind: to prepare graduate students for further research at doctoral level as a route to an academic career as a higher degree in its own right The MRes will also enhance continuing professional development, particularly in teaching, journalism, marketing, and heritage management through in-depth study of particular fields; by aiming to develop critical analytical skills and research techniques, the programme provides preparation for a wide variety of research-based careers in the public and private sectors. Most of our graduates go on to study for a PhD either by continuing at Stirling or at another University in the UK, Europe or North America. Recent graduates have secured posts in firms and institutions as varied as Historic Scotland, Sea World, and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl). Chances to expand your horizons There is a lively series of guest lectures which students can attend on this programme. Where are our graduates now? The MRes has been designed with three career destinations in mind: to prepare graduate students for further research at doctoral level and as a route to an academic career as a higher degree in its own right to enhance continuing professional development, particularly in teaching, journalism, marketing, and heritage management through in-depth study of particular fields; by aiming to develop critical analytical skills and research techniques, the programme provides preparation for a wide variety of research-based careers in the public and private sectors Employability Skills you can develop through this programme command of a substantial body of historical knowledge understand how people have existed, acted and thought in the context of the past read and use texts and other source materials critically and empathetically appreciate the complexity and diversity of situations, events and past mentalities recognise there are ways of testing statements and that there are rules of evidence which require integrity and maturity reflect critically on the nature and theoretical underpinnings of the discipline marshal an argument, be self-disciplined and independent intellectually express themselves orally and in writing with coherence, clarity and fluency gather, organise and deploy evidence, data and information analyse and solve problems use effectively ICT, information retrieval and presentation skills exercise self-discipline, self-direction and initiative work with others and have respect for others’ reasoned views show empathy and imaginative insight prepare for further academic research such as a Phd In addition, our students have the opportunity to further develop their transferable skills through voluntary internships working on collections of material held within the Division (The Scottish Political Archive and the University's own archive (e.g. UNESCO recognised Royal Scottish National Institution for mentally disabled children). 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Master in History

University of Aberdeen
Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen

History, which sits within the School of Divinity, History and Philosophy, is a vigorous and successful discipline that offers a warm welcome to new students. [+]

Master in History

Research Degrees: MLitt, MPhil, PhD

Background

History, which sits within the School of Divinity, History and Philosophy, is a vigorous and successful discipline that offers a warm welcome to new students.

Rated as the best department in Scotland for historical research in the last research assessment exercise, it has been able to attract staff within the past five years from Cambridge, Dublin, Edinburgh, London, St Andrews, Manchester and elsewhere. This fresh infusion of personnel has reshaped departmental research and teaching and provided the energy to pursue a number of new initiatives that are rapidly bearing fruit. All members of staff are actively pursuing their research interests and many are at the cutting edge of their respective fields. The discipline boasts experienced and committed teachers and supervisors who will strive to enrich your experience at the University of Aberdeen and enable you to realise your ambition.... [-]


Master in Early Modern Studies

University of Aberdeen
Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen

The Centre for Early Modern Studies (CEMS) is a major initiative launched in 2001. Building on the rich deposits of archival and printed material which have accumulated in the University's collections during the past 500 years... [+]

Master in Early Modern Studies

Research Degrees: MLitt

Background

The Centre for Early Modern Studies (CEMS) is a major initiative launched in 2001. Building on the rich deposits of archival and printed material which have accumulated in the University's collections during the past 500 years, the Centre unites about 20 core and 30 associate members from across the College, in a common field of disciplinary and inter-disciplinary research. Research strands include Cities and Civil Society, Media: Word, Text, Image, and Traffic and Exchange. Additional areas of expertise and activity within the Centre include aristocracy, emblem studies, reformations and recusants, and the right of resistance.... [-]


Master in Cultural History

University of Aberdeen
Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen

The Centre for Cultural History, which is situated within the School of Divinity, History and Philosophy, provides supervision of research leading to degrees of MLitt and PhD. The research emphasis of Cultural History staff lies in the interdisciplinary study of European [+]

Master in Cultural History

Research Degrees: MLitt, MPhil, PhD

Background

The Centre for Cultural History, which is situated within the School of Divinity, History and Philosophy, provides supervision of research leading to degrees of MLitt and PhD. The research emphasis of Cultural History staff lies in the interdisciplinary study of European cultures from the late antique period, through the early modern to the present day.

Areas of research include: gender and race; science, technology and medicine; popularization and visual culture; and many others. Staff are based across the discipline of the College of Arts and Social Sciences, but particularly in History and Anthropology, and research students benefit from a range of training opportunities.... [-]


Master in Celtic

University of Aberdeen
Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen

The Celtic Department at Aberdeen provides a highly supportive research environment which fosters a wide variety of scholarly approaches to the ancient, medieval and modern cultures of the Celtic-speaking countries. [+]

Master in Celtic

Research Degrees: MLitt, PhD

Background

The Celtic Department at Aberdeen provides a highly supportive research environment which fosters a wide variety of scholarly approaches to the ancient, medieval and modern cultures of the Celtic-speaking countries.

There is a special focus on contemporary Scottish Gaelic language, literature and socio-linguistics, minority-language planning and policy, medieval history, ancient Celtic religion and mythology, and the formation of our image of the Celts in the modern period.

The Department is represented on the Board of Celtic Studies (Scotland) and in close contact with the Celtic Departments of other Scottish Universities (Edinburgh, Glasgow). ... [-]


Master in Social Anthropology, Ethnology & Cultural History

University of Aberdeen
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen + 1 more

The programme introduces students to current directions of research in social anthropology, ethnology and cultural history, and fosters awareness and critical reflection on the epistemological, conceptual and ethical problems entailed in the conduct of research in these fields. [+]

Master in Social Anthropology, Ethnology & Cultural History

Programme Length: MRes 12 months full-time or 24 months part-time

Aims

The programme introduces students to current directions of research in social anthropology, ethnology and cultural history, and fosters awareness and critical reflection on the epistemological, conceptual and ethical problems entailed in the conduct of research in these fields. It aims to guide students in how to access, and use, key sources of research material (archival, visual, musical and museological), and to provide training in ethnographic fieldwork and related research methods (interviewing, audio-recording, filming and surveying).... [-]


Master in Renaissance & Early Modern Studies

University of Aberdeen
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen + 1 more

The taught MLitt in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies is designed to provide specialist training in technical, analytical, and theoretical skills within a properly interdisciplinary environment. They are suited for students hoping to continue into funded PhD research as well as those simply interested in obtaining an MLitt qualification. [+]

Master in Renaissance & Early Modern Studies

Programme Length:

MLitt 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time PgDip 9 months full-time (no dissertation)

Aims

The taught MLitt in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies is designed to provide specialist training in technical, analytical, and theoretical skills within a properly interdisciplinary environment. They are suited for students hoping to continue into funded PhD research as well as those simply interested in obtaining an MLitt qualification. Training courses ensure that all postgraduate students are given a thorough grounding in the techniques and tools of historical research before they carry out their dissertation during the summer months.... [-]


Master in Medieval Studies

University of Aberdeen
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen + 1 more

The one-year taught MLitt in Medieval Studies (or two years part-time) will appeal to students interested in the history and culture of Medieval Europe, and particularly to those who wish to gain an interdisciplinary insight to the period. [+]

Master in Medieval Studies

Programme Length

MLitt 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time PgDip 9 months full-time (no dissertation)

Aims

The one-year taught MLitt in Medieval Studies (or two years part-time) will appeal to students interested in the history and culture of Medieval Europe, and particularly to those who wish to gain an interdisciplinary insight to the period.

The courses reflect research interests drawn from various disciplines including Celtic, Divinity, English, French, History, History of Art, and Scottish and Irish Studies. The programme offers training and thematic courses as well as specialist supervision for a 15,000 word dissertation of the students' own choice. Following successful completion of the programme, students may submit a new postgraduate application to proceed to the PhD degree.... [-]


Master in Ethnology & Folklore

University of Aberdeen
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen + 1 more

The course will develop a broad-based understanding of how Ethnology and Folklore evolved, and of their approaches to the major genres of study: material culture, custom and belief, oral narrative, song, childlore and games, sports and pastimes. [+]

Master in Ethnology & Folklore

Programme Length: MLitt 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time

Aims

The course will develop a broad-based understanding of how Ethnology and Folklore evolved, and of their approaches to the major genres of study: material culture, custom and belief, oral narrative, song, childlore and games, sports and pastimes.

Through case-studies of Scottish material, the course will show how the concepts of ethnology and folklore can be used to investigate important issues in contemporary society. Graduates from a variety of backgrounds will gain a sound knowledge of the concepts, skills and methodologies of ethnology and folklore, whether in preparation for doctoral research, or as an end in itself.... [-]


Master in Church History

University of Aberdeen
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen + 1 more

The taught MTh is intended to give students with an undergraduate background in Divinity, Religious Studies, Religious History or History an opportunity to study Church History at an advanced level and to acquire the skills and background necessary for independent postgraduate research and teaching in this area. [+]

Master in Church History

Programme Length

MTh 12 months full-time 24 months part-time

Aims

The taught MTh is intended to give students with an undergraduate background in Divinity, Religious Studies, Religious History or History an opportunity to study Church History at an advanced level and to acquire the skills and background necessary for independent postgraduate research and teaching in this area. It will also appeal to those who wish to further an interest in Christian History as part of a programme of life-long learning.

Syllabus

    DR5092 Theology in the University     DR5077 Dissertation Colloquium ... [-]

Master in Celtic Studies

University of Aberdeen
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen + 1 more

A one-year taught MLitt (or two years part-time) in Celtic Studies. The MLitt will appeal to students interested in the history, language and culture of the Celtic-speaking peoples, and particularly to those who wish to gain an interdisciplinary insight to this field of research. [+]

Master in Celtic Studies

Programme Length:

MLitt 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time PgDip 9 months full-time, 21 months part-time

(Note: immigration regulations prevent part-time study by students from outside the European Union.)

Aims

A one-year taught MLitt (or two years part-time) in Celtic Studies. The MLitt will appeal to students interested in the history, language and culture of the Celtic-speaking peoples, and particularly to those who wish to gain an interdisciplinary insight to this field of research. The programme offers training and thematic courses as well as specialist supervision for a 15,000 word dissertation of the students' own choice.... [-]