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

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

18-SEP-23

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

History

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

About the course

Hull’s MA in History combines thematic modules to give you the confidence to take part in historical debate beyond your immediate specialism.

Widening your analytical lens beyond anything you will have been asked to do at undergraduate level, you will learn to ‘ask better questions’ that would matter just as much to a medievalist or a historian of the present. You join the same community as our postgraduate research students and benefit from the direct supervision of our world-leading experts in historical research.

The exceptional resources available at the University of Hull, and in our city and the surrounding region, enable you to cultivate your own interests and strengths. Hull History Centre offers a treasure trove of archive material and our Maritime Historical Studies Centre is globally recognised as a centre for maritime history research. We contribute to Hull’s Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation, which has a library of its own. On campus, the Brynmor Jones Library offers more than one million printed texts and serves as a digital information hub for the University. The breadth of research interests among our academic staff means we can offer a wide range of dissertation topics.

Future prospects

Students on our MA History programme often aim to continue into doctoral research at Hull or another higher education institution. Those who use their level 7 qualification as a springboard to a career often go into commercial research, teaching, management, law or the Civil Service.

The programme develops a number of key skills for the workplace, including the ability to defend ideas confidently when challenged by others, to challenge accepted practices or ideas with reasoned arguments and to propose solutions to problems using knowledge as the foundation.

The research-planning element of our skills modules develops the ability to manage your own time under pressure. Collaboration and negotiation with other students also develops teamwork and leadership skills. Through the professional development element of the programme, you become adept at expressing your professional attributes with great assurance to potential employers.

Modules

You will reach a new level as a professional researcher by studying essential skills necessary for the design and successful completion of a postgraduate dissertation. These include core generic skills, such as the handling of primary and secondary sources or the identification of special needs, and orientation in the professional research environment, including communication skills and the handling of impact, as well as employability in various areas of professional research.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

9,400

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

10,000

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a 2.2 Honours degree in history or a related discipline (or international equivalent).