MAs in Historical Research Methodologies

Compare 4 Masters of Arts in Historical Research Methodologies

Students who want to improve their skills and deepen their knowledge in their chosen field may pursue a Master of Arts degree. Advanced degrees may take as little as one year for completion, or up to several years, depending on the coursework and dissertation requirements.

What is an MA in Historical Research Methodologies? This advanced field of study can teach students more precise methods of intensive historical research, qualitative and quantitative analysis and how to apply research skills. Students with degrees in history may choose to add this specialty to their body of knowledge. Representative topics include African colonialism, culture and society, Near and Middle Eastern cultures from the crusading periods through modern trends, Southern Asian doctrine and literature, or Asian Wars.

Graduates can apply written and oral communication skills to all aspects of their professional careers. They can also use advanced research skills and apply those when delving into various topics while utilizing their experience to pull multiple data points into a cohesive and persuasive argument.

The cost of the program may vary depending on whether the student takes a full-time or part-time schedule, the location of the university, and whether classes are led by a professor, or if more of the work is completed on a self-study basis.

Students may find career opportunities with military organizations as historical research department directors, historians or analysts. They may also find positions as architectural historians or preservations planners. Some scholars choose to remain in academia and take positions as history professors or research scholars. Government or non-profit agencies may hire graduates as curators, supervisory historians, or museum administrators. For those who enjoy writing, jobs may be available as historical research writers or publishers for history publications.

Masters programs in historical research methodologies can be taken online or on location at universities in many parts of the world. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Post Graduate Certificate/Diploma/Masters in Historical & Heritage Studies of the North West, Ireland

St. Angela's College Sligo, a College of the National University of Ireland, Galway
Campus Part time 2 years October 2019 Ireland Sligo

The Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma/MA in Historical and Heritage Studies of the North West will enable students to deal with the theory and practice of historical studies; learn about lore, life and mythology in the region; and stimulate students in themes of local history, museum studies and agriculture. [+]

The Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma/MA in Historical and Heritage Studies of the North West will enable students to deal with the theory and practice of historical studies; learn about lore, life and mythology in the region; and stimulate students in themes of local history, museum studies and agriculture.

The programme will introduce students to a wide variety of primary sources and other materials, utilised in researching folklore, local and cross-border history, museum studies and history of agriculture in the NW. The programme will reflect the interrelationship between theory and practice, combined with principles of adult learning and the lifelong process. Students will, therefore, be exposed to a range of innovative teaching and learning strategies, including fieldwork experience... [-]


MA Historical Research Methods and Intensive Language

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The programme is tailored for students who wish to proceed to further research on the doctoral level on a topic related to the history of the Near and Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia, East Asia and Africa, but it also makes sense as a stand-alone programme for those who wish to explore a specific topic or question within a shorter period of time. [+]

MA Historical Research Methods and Intensive Language

Duration: Full-time: 2 years; Part-time: 4 years

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

Start of programme: September

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

Who is this programme for?

Students must complete 255 credits of taught modules in addition to the compulsory dissertation (60 credits).

The programme is tailored for students who wish to proceed to further research on the doctoral level on a topic related to the history of the Near and Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia, East Asia and Africa, but it also makes sense as a stand-alone programme for those who wish to explore a specific topic or question within a shorter period of time.... [-]


MA in Historical Research Methods

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

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. [+]

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.... [-]


MA Historical Research & Public History

New College of the Humanities
Campus Full time Part time August 2019 United Kingdom London

Our MA Historical Research & Public History is a unique combination of classic research training and how history is communicated to an audience via books, novels, TV, radio, social media, YouTube, walking tours. It is the only history master's degree in the United Kingdom which does both. [+]

Programme outline

Starting in 2018, our MA Historical Research & Public History is a one-year programme of study or can be studied part-time across two years. International students who require a visa are only eligible to study this programme on a one-year, full-time basis.

Each of the programme’s seven courses has been developed by award-winning academic, historian and broadcaster Dr Suzannah Lipscomb and will be delivered by the History Faculty at NCH.

Course 1: The Historian’s Craft Course 2: Depth Study I* Course 3: Public History Course 4: Depth Study II* Course 5: Dissertation I Course 6: Applied Public History Course 7: Dissertation II

* Depth Studies are chosen from:... [-]