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Full time | University of East Anglia UEA | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Modern History (17th To 20th Century)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Focusing on Britain, continental Europe and the Atlantic world between 1500 and 1750, our Early Modern History MA covers a wide variety of topics including religion and politics, gender history, power and social relations, mentalities, orality and print culture, questions of authenticity and forgery, and material culture.

Our programme is characterised by its intensity, rigour, and creativity of study. Through it you’ll not only acquire a deeper and more advanced knowledge and understanding of early modern history, but you’ll also develop and improve your understanding of the problems and opportunities posed by primary sources and documents.

You’ll learn how to apply complex historical theories and concepts to test hypotheses against detailed examples and case studies. You will also acquire the ability to discriminate between conflicting interpretations and perspectives, and to discuss findings and communicate them in a clear manner, both in discussion and in your work. In our English Palaeography module you’ll even learn how to decipher handwriting of the past.

Through our taught modules and your own independent research, you’ll develop the skills and knowledge you’ll need to undertake advanced independent historical research, which you’ll demonstrate through your Master’s dissertation. So you’ll graduate ready to take your studies on to doctorate level, and with qualities that are in high demand in the workforce, including problem-solving, self-discipline and time-management, the ability to work with others, and excellent oral and written skills.

ABOUT

Don’t just study history: write it. Our Early Modern History Master’s degree will equip you with the tools you need to examine and interrogate primary and secondary sources, so that you graduate with the skill to develop refined and informed, original historic research.

Our Master’s programme focuses on early modern culture, politics, religion, and society between 1500 and 1750. Taught by our eminent historians, whose seminars will relate directly to their research, you’ll be learning at the very forefront of historical debate.?

Our School has a vibrant postgraduate community, attracted here by our specialist academics and the output of our research. In fact, we have one of the UK’s highest concentrations of historic expertise, and in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) 99% of UEA’s research in History was rated as internationally recognised.?

Modules

This module provides a thorough grounding in approaches to early modern history - historiographically, thematically, and methodologically. We cover religious, political, social and cultural history, and also focus more closely on topics such as mentalities, social relations, gender, Atlantic history, and the rhythms and structures of daily life. A great deal of attention is paid to helping students to decide on a dissertation topic, to identify and interpret primary sources, and to conceptualize a historical problem. We also demonstrate some of the obstacles and opportunities of historical research through a series of case-studies drawn from the module tutors' own work, looking at various subjects, such as revolution, evangelism, colonization and urban history.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£8,450

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£17,600

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have: Bachelors (Hons) degree - 2.1 or equivalent in History or a related subject.

University information

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is a campus university on the outskirts of Norwich, situated within private, picturesque landscaped grounds that include woodland and a lake. It has a thriving student community of 15,000, over 4,000 of whom are postgraduates. As well as its stunning location that serves as an idyllic setting for learning, the university is known for its outstanding research, leading the way in many fields, notably in...more

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