Masters Degree in History in United Kingdom

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A masters is the first level of graduate coursework and can be obtained after you receive a bachelor’s degree. Earning a masters usually requires two years of full-time study, which amounts to 36 to 54 semester credits.

 

The study of the past is known as history. It can involve the study of a specific time period or the study of how a certain place grew and changed over time.

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)

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MA American Studies

University of Kent, School of History
Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

Called Durovernum by the Romans, Canterbury is a city steeped in history and as such makes a stimulating environment for [+]

Best Masters in History in United Kingdom 2017. We asked our students why they would recommend choosing American Studies at Kent. Here are their top five reasons: 1) The variety of modules to choose from, ranging from Literature, History, Politics, Film etc, and the seminars are relatively small in numbers. 2) The fact that it is a varied programme gives you a chance to meet many different American Studies Lecturers/staff, who are very helpful, approachable and looking out for our best interests... 3) ... and you learn to write essays in different styles, whether it be History, Literature or Politics. 4) It’s great, too, to have a choice of programme pathways, including History, Literature Or Latin American pathways. 5) And of course the choice of a year or semester abroad, with a huge variety of destinations is a perennial attraction. Oh, and we can’t count, so: 6) This is also quite a small centre, which allows lecturers/students to get to know one another. Location The School of History is based at the University of Kent's Canterbury campus. Called Durovernum by the Romans, Canterbury is a city steeped in history and as such makes a stimulating environment for anyone wishing to study the past. The green and leafy campus is situated on a hill overlooking the city, and is conveniently located for travel to both London and the continent. The resources available to undergraduates are also excellent. Historians gain access to a wealth of books, journals and other resources through the... [-]

MA Medieval & Early Modern Studies

University of Kent, School of History
Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

This unique interdisciplinary programme provides the opportunity for intensive historical, literary or art-historical study. It challenges students to engage with the evidence and methods of different disciplines [+]

This unique interdisciplinary programme provides the opportunity for intensive historical, literary or art-historical study. It challenges students to engage with the evidence and methods of different disciplines in order to equip them with the wide range of research techniques crucial for studying the period. The MA provides a thorough grounding in the skills required for advanced study in the medieval and early modern periods, as well as a core course in interdisciplinary study and an exciting and varied range of optional modules. In addition, students produce a final dissertation of 12-15,000 words, for which they receive one-to-one supervision. Location The School of History is based at the University of Kent's Canterbury campus. Called Durovernum by the Romans, Canterbury is a city steeped in history and as such makes a stimulating environment for anyone wishing to study the past. The green and leafy campus is situated on a hill overlooking the city, and is conveniently located for travel to both London and the continent. Entry Requirements Minimum 2.1 or equivalent in history or a relevant subject. In certain circumstances, the School will consider candidates who have not followed a conventional education path. These cases are assessed individually by the Director of Graduate Studies. [-]

MPhil Renaissance Studies

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months August 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

The MPhil 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. [+]

Best Masters in History in United Kingdom 2017. The MPhil 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. As a bespoke research degree, students on the MPhil will work on a research topic of their own choice under expert supervision. Course objectives The research-based MPhil 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 Structure and content The core of this MPhil course is a sustained period of independent study, assessed by a 20,000-25,000 final dissertation. 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. Each student will work on this dissertation across the whole academic year. In addition, students will pursue a ‘bespoke’ training courses in the autumn and spring semesters. In the autumn, students will follow two courses: (i) an introduction to the variety of historiographical and critical... [-]

MPhil Historical Research

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months August 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

The Masters of Philosophy 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. [+]

The Masters of Philosophy 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 Masters of Philosophy (MPhil) is designed to enable students to become well-trained historians 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 MPhil in Historical Research: Environmental History. Accreditation The MPhil 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... [-]

Master in History

Across the Pond
Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen Belfast Brighton Canterbury Cardiff Chester Cirencester Colchester Edinburgh Epsom Exeter Falmouth Farnham Glasgow Guildford Huddersfield Leeds Leicester Lincoln Liverpool London Loughborough Manchester Newcastle Norwich Nottingham Oxford Reading Rochester Sheffield + 28 more

History is a broad subject with much to offer. With such an expansive subject base to cover, history is one of the most inclusive topics. Our partner universities provide history courses that cover a scope of cultures, times periods, and regions, offering some of Britain’s best history programs and expertise, to allow you to gain the best knowledge in whatever specialization you choose. [+]

Best Masters in History in United Kingdom 2017. History is a broad subject with much to offer. With such an expansive subject base to cover, history is one of the most inclusive topics. Our partner universities provide history courses that cover a scope of cultures, times periods, and regions, offering some of Britain’s best history programs and expertise, to allow you to gain the best knowledge in whatever specialization you choose. Studying history is not only studying human expansion, but cultural expansion, as well. As our partner universities offer a plethora of history specializations, you are able to truly study the diversity of the world at it’s finest: from cultural studies, such as art history, military and war studies, and museum studies, to period based history based on medieval, renaissance, or modern times. Such broad regional historical study programs are offered, such as, but not limited to European History, African Studies, Egyptology, Irish History, Scandinavian History, and even American Studies. History itself encompasses our entire past and our partner universities seek to explore and study that past with expansive knowledge and skilled research. Undergraduate programs can often times find combination courses in association with history studies. Common combined courses include History and Business, History and English, History and Politics, History and Anthropology, History and Psychology, and History and Economics. Admissions will vary from university to university, but AP scores in relevant subjects, such as US history, World History, and US Government will be expected. Postgraduate admissions also vary from university... [-]

Master of Letters in Art History: Inventing Modern Art

University of Glasgow
Campus Full time 2 semesters August 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow

Inventing Modern Art enables you to understand how painting, design and architecture took new forms and meanings in an age of radical social, scientific and technological change. Working with leading experts, you will learn to interpret these from theoretical as well as object-based approaches. [+]

Art History: Inventing Modern Art, 1768-1918 MLitt Inventing Modern Art enables you to understand how painting, design and architecture took new forms and meanings in an age of radical social, scientific and technological change. Working with leading experts, you will learn to interpret these from theoretical as well as object-based approaches. Why this programme World-leading resources, from Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s School of Art to the Burrell Collection and The Hunterian, home to the world’s largest public Whistler display. State-of-the-art collections access at the new Kelvin Hall Study Centre, and tuition by specialists including the Mackintosh and European Modernism Academic Curator. Programme Structure The programme offers a wide-ranging mix of taught and research components, and is taught by a team including the Academic Curator in Mackintosh studies and European Modernism, and experts in the Enlightenment, Whistler, Impressionism, the Vienna Secession, and dress history.  The 20-credit core course on 'Research Methods in Practice' is taken by all students in Semester 1, and provides an introduction to the key techniques and principles of advanced art-historical study and research. This provides a foundation for the programme's other components, which consist of: A compulsory dissertation (60 credits; 15-20,000 words, including footnotes and bibliography). This is submitted in August and written under the guidance of a specialist tutor. It provides opportunity for self-directed research on a topic chosen by the student in consultation with the programme convener and the tutor. Five individual option courses, each worth 20 credits. These enable you to study particular themes or... [-]

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. [+]

Best Masters in History in United Kingdom 2017. 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... [-]

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... [-]

MA Science, Medicine, Environment & Technology

University of Kent, School of History
Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

This postgraduate course is unique in teaching the collective history of science, medicine, environment and technology. It is also unique as it offers modules that combine imperial, ethical, and military history [+]

Best Masters in History in United Kingdom 2017. This postgraduate course is unique in teaching the collective history of science, medicine, environment and technology. It is also unique as it offers modules that combine imperial, ethical, and military history with general areas of history of science and medicine. Students learn from experts working in these diverse fields and are taught how different societies, cultures, and races have conceptualised disease, reacted to changes in environment and created different technological artefacts and scientific knowledge. Students are introduced to the major and recent historiographical and methodological approaches, are familiarised with the main archives in the UK and encouraged to approach the history of medicine, science, environment and technology from past as well as contemporary concerns. This programme is complemented by the more vocationally-orientated MSc Science, Communication and Society. Entry Requirements Minimum 2.1 or equivalent in history or a relevant subject (eg, politics, international relations, archaeology). In certain circumstances, the School will consider candidates who have not followed a conventional education path. These cases are assessed individually by the Director of Graduate Studies. [-]

MA War, Media & Society

University of Kent, School of History
Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

This MA programme explores how conflict occurs across a variety of countries and landscapes in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and how such conflict is managed and presented through media and propaganda [+]

This MA programme explores how conflict occurs across a variety of countries and landscapes in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and how such conflict is managed and presented through media and propaganda up to the present day. The programme takes in different types of conflict, from conventional trench warfare and geopolitical standoffs to guerrilla tactics and civil defence initiatives. It also considers the application of technology in warfare, the impact of the media on public opinion, along with the increasing importance of the ‘homefront’ in twentieth-century warfare. The core module provides a strong interpretative and conceptual backbone to the programme. Module options are rich and diverse, covering such areas as military-media relations, images of the British soldier, military theory, the impact of military conflict on cities, British war films and Nazi propaganda, the nuclear age, Native American culture and warfare, and detailed investigations in specific wars such as the Boer War, the Great War and the Vietnam War. Entry Requirements Minimum 2.1 or equivalent in history or a relevant subject (eg, politics, international relations, archaeology). In certain circumstances, the School will consider candidates who have not followed a conventional education path. These cases are assessed individually by the Director of Graduate Studies. [-]

MA Modern History, Paris

University of Kent, School of History
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

This MA programme was launched in September 2011, and provides the opportunity to study in two beautiful and historic European cities – Canterbury [+]

Best Masters in History in United Kingdom 2017. This MA programme was launched in September 2011, and provides the opportunity to study in two beautiful and historic European cities – Canterbury and Paris. Building on the success of the popular Modern History MA programme, it focuses on the period c1500-2000, and draws on the considerable range of expertise within the School to offer a broad selection of taught modules, allowing postgraduates to tailor the programme to their interests. Students spend their first term at the University of Kent's Canterbury campus with full access to its excellent academic and recreational facilities, before relocating to our Paris campus for the spring term, studying in the heart of historic Montparnasse. There, students take a Paris-specific history module and can choose between an historical independent research essay or select a ‘wild' option from the range of humanities modules offered in Paris. All teaching is provided in English by University of Kent academics, regarded as experts in their fields and research areas. Students develop skills of critical analysis, work with primary and secondary sources from varying perspectives and strive to understand complex issues surrounding context and significance. They also engage with the wider historiography and discourse associated with their studies in order to understand the structure and nature of cultural, political and social forces in the modern period. Entry Minimum 2.1 or equivalent in history or a relevant subject (eg, politics, international relations, archaeology). In certain circumstances, the School will consider candidates who have not... [-]

MA Modern History

University of Kent, School of History
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

Launched in 2009, this popular MA programme focuses on the period c1500-2000, and draws on the considerable range of expertise within the School to offer a broad selection of taught modules, allowing postgraduates to [+]

Launched in 2009, this popular MA programme focuses on the period c1500-2000, and draws on the considerable range of expertise within the School to offer a broad selection of taught modules, allowing postgraduates to tailor the programme to their interests. Students learn from academics regarded as experts in their fields and research areas, and develop their capacity to think critically about past events, their approach to primary and secondary sources from a variety of perspectives and strive to understand the complex issues surrounding context and significance. In addition, students engage with the wider historiography and discourse associated with their studies, understanding the structure and nature of cultural, political and social forces in the modern period. Entry - Minimum 2.1 or equivalent in history or a relevant subject (eg, politics, international relations, archaeology). - In certain circumstances, the School will consider candidates who have not followed a conventional education path. These cases are assessed individually by the Director of Graduate Studies. Attendance Taught Full time or Part time, from September [-]

Master in Conservation Studies

West Dean College
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom West Dean

All Postgraduate Diplomas at West Dean can be transferred to the MA Degree programmes, extending your study from one academic year to a full calendar year. In February, [+]

Best Masters in History in United Kingdom 2017. All Postgraduate Diplomas at West Dean can be transferred into the MA Degree programmes, , subject to the negotiation of an appropriate project proposal. This involves additional MA units of study and an extension of study from one academic year to a full calendar year. Students on Postgraduate Diploma programmes start MA units mid-way through the academic year in February, in addition to the remainder of the Postgraduate Diploma. On successful completion of the full academic year in July, students will have finished their Postgraduate Diploma and completed a significant amount of MA introductory study. In July students start their major projects for the MA degree which involve a further 10-weeks of study with a final assessment towards the end of September. The MA in Conservation can be taken as a ten week extension from the Postgraduate Diploma in Conservation of Books and Library Materials, Conservation of Ceramics and Related Materials, Conservation - Restoration of Clocks and Related Objects, Conservation - Restoration of Furniture and Related Objects, Conservation - Restoration of Metalwork. On successful completion of the full academic year in July, students will have finished their Postgraduate Diploma and completed a significant amount of MA introductory study. In July students start their major projects for the MA degree which involve a further 10-weeks of study with a final assessment towards the end of September. [-]

Master's Degree In Cultural Heritage

Carlos III University of Madrid
Campus Part time 1 year October 2017 United Kingdom London

This Master's Degree in Cultural Heritage aims to contemplate new ways these historical materials of different type and origin, from a perspective that allows their joint consideration. [+]

Master in Cultural Heritage (Spanish)

 

In the present retain traces of a cultural past without whose understanding we can hardly understand our current way of life, our beliefs and our customs. That past is apparent in the landscape and regional planning, the structure and architecture of the cities, in thinking, the way of speaking or artistic expressions of various kinds. It is a heritage that should be investigated but that experience tells us, it can also be exploited and disseminated.

Thanks to the past legacy in the form of significant organizations, municipalities get substantial revenue from visitors who come to know him better and enjoy it, of the various aids for preservation and dissemination, as well as the prestige that reach the localities under its ability to maintain and use.... [-]