Historical Research Methods, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    18075
    Tuition (Year)
    8785
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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The MA in Historical Research Methods is designed to train students in research skills to the level prescribed by the research training guidelines favoured by UK Research Councils.

About

It is intended for students with a good first degree in history, or who possess a taught Masters degree in history. Most students would be expected to progress to a research degree in history at the end of the degree, but it is also possible to take it as a stand-alone programme.

Students must complete a programme in research training and submit a dissertation on an approved topic which is connected to the core course of this programme (Sources and Research Design in Historical Research). As part of this course candidates must also submit a number of research related assignments which, taken together with the dissertation, are equivalent to approximately 30,000 words.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • African Missionaries 
  • Colonial Conquest and Social Change in Southern Africa
  • Culture and Practice of Warfare in Pre-Colonial Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Culture and Society of West Africa
  • Gendering African History 
  • Government and politics in Africa
  • Historical Perspectives on Gender in Africa 
  • International politics of Africa
  • Islam, Christianity and Indigenous Religion in West Africa, 1800 to the Present 
  • Painting and Architecture in Christian NE Africa: 2nd - 17th Centuries 
  • Preaching Prayer and Politics: Independent Christians in Southern Africa 
  • State & society in Asia & Africa 
  • Slavery in West Africa in the 19th and 20th Centuries 
  • Social and Cultural Transformations in Southern Africa Since 1945 
  • Warfare and the Military in African History

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    105

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Applicants should have a first or good second class honours bachelors degree from a UK university, or equivalent, in a subject appropriate to that of the programme to be followed. 

If an applicant does not have a bachelors degree in an appropriate field s/he may be required to complete a qualifying year or a one year diploma before entering the masters programme. Relevant work experience may also be taken into consideration. Individual courses may have specific entry requirements, so you are advised to consult the postgraduate prospectus for further information.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 18075 International
  • GBP 8785 EU/EEA

Part-time 2 Years

  • UK/EU: £4,393
  • Overseas: £9,038
Part-time 3 Years
  • UK/EU: £2,928
  • Overseas: £6,025

Funding

UK and EU postgraduate students

  • For EU nationals, we recommend contacting the Education Ministry in your home country for information about government funding for study.
  • Another way to fund your studies is through educational loans which may be offered by some high street banks.

Student Finance Postgraduate Loans

  • Student Finance Postgraduate Loans of up to £10,000 towards the cost of your studies.

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