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Early Modern History MSc/PgDip

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Full time | University of Glasgow | 1 year | 18-SEP-23

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Full time


1 year

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Modern History (17th To 20th Century)

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Course Summary

This Masters focuses on the late 15th to 18th centuries, providing opportunities to explore social, political, religious and cultural historical themes across wide geographic and chronological ranges in a university with extensive library, museum and archive collections for this period. Experts in Early Modern Scotland, England, Europe, Africa, and the Americas contribute to our teaching. You will take a core course in Research, Resources and Skills alongside other History students and five optional courses.

Students will also achieve PgDip exit awards during this course.


  • Glasgow is an outstanding resource hub for the study of Early Modern History. On campus, the university library holds superb printed and manuscript collections from the medieval to the present. You can also use the Baillie Collection of printed medieval and modern sources in Scottish, Irish and English history. The University’s Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery provides access to primary source materials in fields such as fine art, numismatics and ethnography.
  • Members of staff teaching on this programme have close links with the city’s world class museums.
  • Early Modern History at Glasgow is a dynamic and supportive research community with an increasingly global perspective, where you’re encouraged to take part in many research led initiatives such as seminar programmes, reading and research groups.


The research skills and methods you’ll gain on this programme give you the transferable skills you need for positions in the public and private sectors, including heritage policy and projects, media and teaching. The programme is also a good foundation for a PhD.


This course aims to provide Masters History students with structured training and core research and assessment skills for advanced historical study and preparation for their dissertations. It also provides an opportunity for them to engage with History beyond their own specialist fields and beyond their seminar rooms. It is the primary whole cohort forum for History MSc programmes.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject unless otherwise specified.

University information

The University of Glasgow is one of four ancient universities in Scotland, founded back in 1451. Alumni include seven Nobel Prize winners, Scotland’s First Minister and a Prime Minister, while Albert Einstein gave a lecture on the theory of relativity there back in 1933. The university has over 7,000 postgraduate students from 140 countries around the world, taking up taught and research degrees. Study options vary from Financial Economics...more

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