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MRes Early Modern History

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Modern History (17th To 20th Century)

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Explore the past with your own independent research project in Early Modern History within the prestigious Centre for Reformation and Early Modern Studies (CREMS), while undertaking essential training to support your project.

You can complete your research project in any aspect of Early Modern History, as agreed by your supervisor, while the taught component will allow you to develop your research skills.

Why Study this Course?

Research expertise: The Early Modern History MRes is run out of the Centre for Reformation and Early Modern Studies (CREMS), one of the most dynamic concentrations of early modern historians in the country. We have almost a dozen members of full time academic staff with expertise in the period c.1500-1800 in History alone, with geographical coverage including Tudor and Stuart England, local (West-Midlands) history, Germany, Italy, and the wider world. Times Higher Education ranked the Department of History first in the country for its performance in the latest Research Excellence Framework exercise.
Postgraduate community: CREMS supports a vibrant postgraduate community and has developed a thriving seminar culture that reflects the diverse research interests of staff and students across the departments of History and English, meaning that you’ll be able to gain insight from a range of academics and peers from across the College of Arts and Law.

Employability

Your degree will provide excellent preparation for your future career, but this can also be enhanced by a range of employability support services offered by the University and the College of Arts and Law.

The University's Careers Network provides expert guidance and activities especially for postgraduates, which will help you achieve your career goals. The College of Arts and Law also has a dedicated careers and employability team who offer tailored advice and a programme of College-specific careers events.

You will be encouraged to make the most of your postgraduate experience and will have the opportunity to:

  • Receive one-to-one careers advice, including guidance on your job applications, writing your CV and improving your interview technique, whether you are looking for a career inside or outside of academia
  • Meet employers face-to-face at on-campus recruitment fairs and employer presentations
  • Attend an annual programme of careers fairs, skills workshops and conferences, including bespoke events for postgraduates in the College of Arts and Law
  • Take part in a range of activities to demonstrate your knowledge and skills to potential employers and enhance your CV

Modules

This module, which consists of a number of different elements, runs throughout the academic year, and provides important training and support as you develop your research skills, and devise your own unique thesis topic. In the autumn you will receive intensive training in palaeography (reading old handwriting), and in the spring your supervisor will help prepare you to give an oral presentation on your thesis topic, alongside an annotated bibliography of primary and secondary sources, and an outline thesis plan.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

6,540

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

19,800

Entry requirements

Students need to have a good (normally a 2:1 or above) Honours degree, or an equivalent qualification if you were educated outside the UK, usually in a relevant area.

University information

Part of the Russell Group of UK universities, the University of Birmingham has been developing great minds, encouraging challenging debates and pushing the boundaries of innovation and excellence for over 100 years. Over 14,000 students from over 150 countries choose to study at Birmingham, meaning you will be part of a diverse and vibrant community. 40% of this student population are postgraduates. Birmingham understands that you want to...more

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