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MA - Master of Arts
Race Relations History (Theoretical)
This unique interdisciplinary course will allow you to study race and strategies of resistance from a variety of historical and theoretical approaches.
A broad syllabus allows you to combine African, United States, South American, Caribbean, British, South Asian and Southeast Asian history under the guidance of leading academics from a range of subject areas including English, History, Gender Studies, Social Sciences and Latin American studies. You’ll be trained in historical research methods and use varied materials such as novels, films, speeches, newspapers and organisational records to explore the issues of race and resistance across a variety of different periods and cultures. You could study the slave trade, Mexican-American identity, race and feminism in the United States, political violence in India or apartheid in South Africa, among many others.
It’s a fascinating and vital opportunity to gain an understanding of the roles that race and resistance have played in shaping the modern world – and how this complex relationship is evolving.
Learning and teaching
Independent study is an important part of this degree, allowing you to develop your own ideas and improve your skills in research and analysis. You’ll then come together with tutors and other students for weekly seminars where you’ll discuss issues and themes in each of your modules.
On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.
All of the modules on this programme are assessed by coursework. This can take a range of forms, including essays, discursive writing, bibliographies, reviews and presentations among others. Optional modules are usually assessed by one or two pieces of coursework including an essay.
This MA will give you a deeper understanding of how conceptions of race have shaped and been shaped by the world we live in, as well as the ways in which individuals and communities have employed different strategies of resistance. Crucially, it will equip you with sound intercultural awareness and allow you to look at situations from different points of view, as well as advanced skills in research, analysis, interpretation and written and oral communication.
Graduates have found success in a wide range of careers where they have been able to use their knowledge. These have included teaching and education, research and policy work for NGOs, think tanks and the charity sector. Many others have pursued PhD level study in related fields.
We offer different forms of support to help you reach your career goals. You’ll have the chance to attend our career groups, meeting students with similar plans, or you could become a paid academic mentor to an undergraduate completing their final-year dissertation. You could also apply for one of the internships we offer each year.
For this course (per year)
For this course (per year)
A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (Hons) in history, or a degree scheme that includes a significant proportion of history, or a related subject such as literature or politics.
We are a leading UK School of History with over 40 academic staff specialising in a wide range of fields and a large community of undergraduate and postgraduate students. We have an international reputation for excellence and we’re known for our ground-breaking historical research and innovative teaching. In our exciting and challenging MA courses, you'll be able to gain knowledge in areas of History that are of interest to you and advance...more