Early Modern History (P.Grad.Dip), M.Phil.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    13340
    Tuition (Year)
    6475
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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The M.Phil course in Early Modern History offers well-qualified graduates in History, the Humanities and the Social Sciences an introduction to research in the political, social, cultural and religious history of Ireland, Britain and Europe across the early modern period. This one-year course (or two years part-time) is designed to introduce students to a wide range of issues in, and approaches to, early modern history. It also provides students with training in research methods and skills.

About

The M.Phil in Early Modern History offers well-qualified graduates in History, the Humanities and the Social Sciences an introduction to research in the political, social, cultural and religious history of Ireland, Britain and continental Europe across the Early Modern period. This one-year programme is designed to introduce students to a wide range of issues in, and approaches to, Early Modern History while also providing students with a rigorous training in research methods and relevant skills.

The programme is built around Trinity College Library’s unparalleled research resources for the period from the Reformation to the French Revolution and reflects the full range of exciting new research currently being undertaken in Early Modern history within the Department of History. The course may also serve as an introduction to graduate study for students intending to pursue doctoral studies in Early Modern History.

Aims:

The course aims to provide graduates with a critical awareness of key issues and questions in Early Modern history and a firm foundation in the research process. Students will be trained in the analysis and the presentation of their research findings and introduced to the methodological challenges of conducting research at postgraduate level.

Each module within the degree programme introduces students to a defined theme or problem within Early Modern history, providing a tightly focused and in-depth introduction to a range of contemporary sources, interpretative problems and current debates. Through exploring these issues, approaches and methodologies, the M.Phil in Early Modern History is designed to equip students with both the analytical and practical skills required for independent historical research.

Programme Structure

  • From Reform to Revolution: Cultural Change and Political Conflict in Early Modern Europe
  • War and Society in Early Modern Ireland & Europe
  • Religious Tolerance and Intolerance in Early Modern Europe
  • The war of ideas in the English Revolution
  • Elizabethan Ireland: Contending conquests - the struggle for Mastery in Sixteenth Century Ireland
  • Gender, Identity & Authority in 18th Century France
  • Inventing the Modern Scots: Society, Culture and Nation, 1688-1832

            Detailed Programme Facts

            • Full-time duration 12 months
            • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
              • Duration part-time 24 months
            • Credits
              60 ECTS
            • Languages
              • English
            • Delivery mode
              On Campus

            English Language Requirements

            You only need to take one of these language tests:

            • Minimum required score: 6.5

              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 (Grade A): 200

              The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

              Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

            • Minimum required score: 570

              The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

            • Minimum required score: 88

              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

            Applications are normally accepted only from persons with a first or upper second class degree in an appropriate Arts or Social Sciences discipline, e.g. history, philosophy, language studies, literature, political science, or European studies.

            Applicants with English as a foreign language should be aware that this course involves extensive written assessment. A high standard of English is therefore required: please contact the course co-ordinator to discuss this question.

            Tuition Fee Per Year

            • EUR 13340 International
            • EUR 6475 EU/EEA
            Part-Time Tuition:
            • EU: 6,285 €
            • Non-EU: 8,750 €

            Funding

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