MA in Historical Research Methods

SOAS University of London

Program Description

MA in Historical Research Methods

SOAS University of London

MA in Historical Research Methods

Duration: Full-time: 12 months; Part-time: 24 or 36 months

Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent); relevant background in the region of specialism

Start of programme: September intake only

The MA in Historical Research Methods is designed to train students in research skills to the level prescribed by the research training guidelines favoured by UK Research Councils. It is intended for students with a good first degree in history, or who possess a taught Masters degree in history. Most students would be expected to progress to a research degree in history at the end of the degree, but it is also possible to take it as a stand-alone programme.

Students must complete a programme in research training and submit a dissertation on an approved topic which is connected to the core course of this programme (Sources and Research Design in Historical Research).

Structure

This degree programme consists of four elements to the value of 5.0 units, including a 10,000-word dissertation with a detailed 2,500-word dissertation plan worth 10% of this mark:

  1. Sources and Research Design in Historical Research (Core course, 1.0 unit)
  2. Debating Pasts, Crafting Histories (1.0 unit)
  3. Dissertation (1.0 unit)
  4. a minor course or courses (equivalent to 2.0 unit) chosen from the Minor Course Options list and/or a language course from the Faculty of Languages and Cultures

Students can take this programme part-time over 2 or 3 years. Students usually complete their core modules in Year 1, and their option modules and dissertation in subsequent years

For any queries, please contact the convener of the History MA Programme, who will also be pleased to provide more detailed information on individual courses.

Minor Course Options

Comparative/Global

  • Environmental History of Asia 15PHIH023 (15 credits) Term 2 Not Running 2017/2018
  • The Making of the Contemporary World 15PHIH035 (15 credits) Term 1 Not Running 2017/2018

Africa

  • Colonialism and Christian Missions in Africa: Readings from the Archives 15PSRH043 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Colonial Conquest and Social Change in Southern Africa 15PHIH002 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Culture and Society of East Africa 15PANH063 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Culture and Society of West Africa 15PANH068 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Government and politics in Africa 15PPOC205 (30credits) Full Year
  • Historical Perspectives on Gender in Africa 15PHIH029 (15 credits) Term 1
  • International Politics of Africa 15PPOC009 (30credits) Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • State & society in Asia & Africa 15PPOC008 (30credits) Full Year
  • Slavery in West Africa in the 19th and 20th Centuries 15PHIH028 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Social and Cultural Transformations in Southern Africa Since 1945 15PHIH003 (15 credits) Term 2 Not Running 2017/2018

Near and the Middle East

  • Culture and Society of Near and Middle East 15PANH067 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Encountering the Other: the Middle East during the Crusading Period 15PHIH037 (15 credits) Term 1 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Israel and the Palestinians 15PNMC038 (30credits) Full Year
  • Modern Trends in Islam 15PNMC228 (30credits) Full Year
  • Outsiders in Medieval Middle Eastern Societies: Minorities, Social Outcasts and Foreigners 15PHIH006 (15 credits) Term 2 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Reading Classical Arabic Historians: Themes and Trends in Islamic Historiography 15PNMC378 (30credits) Full Year

South Asia

  • Contemporary Islamism in South Asia: Readings in Sayyid Abu al-A'la Mawdudi 15PSRC170 (30credits) Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • Culture and Society of South Asia 15PANH064 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Government and politics of modern South Asia 15PPOC003 (30credits) Full Year
  • History and Doctrines of Indian Buddhism 15PSRC059 (30credits) Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • Literature & Colonialism in North India (Masters) 15PSAH005 (15 credits) Term 1 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Pakistan: History, Culture, Islam 15PSAC288 - Not Running 2017/18
  • The Body and the Making of Colonial Difference in British India 15PHIH033 (15 credits) Term 2 Not Running 2017/2018
  • The Indian Temple 15PARC034 (30credits) Full Year

East Asia

  • Japanese Modernity I 15PHIH013 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Japanese Modernity II 15PHIH014 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Knowledge and Power in Early Modern China 15PHIH024 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Nationhood and Competing Identities in Modern China 15PHIH022 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Culture and Society of China 15PANH062 (15 credits) Term 2
  • State and society in the Chinese political process 15PPOC012 (30credits) Full Year
  • Culture and Society of Japan 15PANH065 (15 credits) Term 1
  • The Making of Modern Korea 15PEAC059 (30credits) Full Year
  • Topics in the History of Traditional Korea 15PEAC053 (30credits) Full Year Not Running 2017/2018

South East Asia

  • Asian Wars: World War II and the End of Empire (1942-1960) 15PHIH038 (15 credits) Term 1 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Jawi and the Malay Manuscript Tradition (Masters) 15PSEH006 (15 credits) Term 2 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Histories of Ethnicity and Conflict in South East Asia 1 - Making States and Building Nations 15PHIH011 (15 credits) Term 1 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Histories of Ethnicity and Conflict in South East Asia 2 - Non-National Perspectives 15PHIH012 (15 credits) Term 2 Not Running 2017/2018
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated July 18, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
Duration
Duration
1 - 3 years
Part time
Full time
Price
Price
9,225 GBP
Full-time UK/EU Fees: £9,225; Full-time Overseas Fees: £18,980 per academic year
Information
Deadline
Locations
United Kingdom - London, England
Start date : Sept. 2019
Application deadline Request Info
End date Sept. 1, 2019
Dates
Sept. 2019
United Kingdom - London, England
Application deadline Request Info
End date Sept. 1, 2019