M.A. History

Cardiff University

Tuition fee: Not specified
Start date: September  2014
Duration full-time: 12 months
Languages:
  • English
Location:
Disciplines:
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

Show more

Your Details
Thank You

Become a StudyPortals member and get access to exclusive information, like scholarships and student reviews, related to your favourite programme!

Please enter your full name.

Something went wrong. Please try again here.

Confirmation e-mail address does not match.

Confirmation e-mail address does not match.

An account with this e-mail already exists. Please log in here.

Are you already a StudyPortals Member?
Find all members only information here

Next

Thank you! Please check your e-mail to activate your account. Once your membership account is activated, you can find all information here.

You can also find alternative Masters here

Description

Advertisement

The MA in History is designed to act as a self-regulated year of further study, and provide a preparatory year for PhD candidates, giving a thorough grounding in research skills and methods, theoretical concepts and the techniques of conducting and writing up an independent research project. Consisting partly of taught courses and partly of independent research, it draws together a wide range of chronological,
geographical and historiographic expertise to offer a challenging and flexible programme of study.

The MA in History comprises two core elements, with teaching and research tailored
to the interests of individual students. In Part One, students take the core course Historical Theory and Historical Methods, which is designed to act as an introduction to the use of theory in history, with an emphasis on the practical implications for the writing of history. Students also take Research Skills and Methods, which provides specific skills training, such as research, writing and presentation skills and palaeography, and two additional tailored research skills courses to meet their specific research training needs. In addition, students follow two specialist optional courses and linked historiographical
modules to provide the intellectual, conceptual and historiographical framework for their research. Our flexible programme of study permits the content of options to vary from year to year.

The MA in History also offers a number of specialised routes of study:

The following currently exist as routes in the MA.

* MA in History (Economic and Social History)
* MA in History (Asian Studies)
* MA in History (Medical History)
* MA in History (Early Modern History)
* MA in History (Crusades)
* MA in History (Diaspora Studies)
* MA in History (Modern European History)

The MSc in Social Science Research Methods (Economic and Social History) is also available. This, together with the MA in History (Economic and Social History), has ESRC recognition for postgraduate awards.

Assessment is via written examinations or assessed essays, depending on the courses chosen.

Part Two comprises a dissertation on a topic of the students' choice, and is a maximum of 20,000 words in length, submitted in September.

Contents

Special Option subject areas (available in most years) include:

* Austria and Germany 1866-1945
* Victorian City and Environment
* Dirt, Disease and Public Health, 1800-1914
* Order and Disorder in Early Modern Society
* Society and Identity in Wales, 1840-1914
* Politics and Society in Early Modern Wales
* Twentieth-Century Wales
* France, 1870-1945
* The Global Economy, 1944-2000
* Industrialisation in England and Wales
* Modern India, 1757-1947
* Indian gender and Women's History
* China, 1840-2000
* Political and Social History
* History of the Crusades
* Sources for the Study of the Crusades
* Diaspora Studies
* Germany. 1945-1955
* Arts and Politics in Germany

Tailored research training modules include:

* Map-Reading for Historians
* Digital/Online Resources
* Biography and Prosopograhical History
* Interpreting Early Modern Sources
* history by Number
* Autobiographies as Evidence
* How to Read Communist Documents
* An Introduction to Keynes
* Early Modern Palaeography
* Newspapers as Sources
* Using Business Records
* Sources for Demographic History
* Computer Methods for Historians
* sources for New Imperial Histories
* Indian Gender and Women's history
* Reading Old French
* Medieval Palaeography
* Reading Middle English
* Reading French Newspapers
* French for Historians
* German for Historians

Requirements

Suitable for graduates in history, and related humanities and social science disciplines.

A first or good upper second class Honours degree is required, in an appropriate discipline.

English Language Requirements

CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

75 (Grade B)

Members only information

Scholarships

Please sign in to have access to members only information like related scholarships, student reviews etc. Not a member yet? Create a StudyPortals membership account now!

Reviews

Please sign in to have access to members only information like related scholarships, student reviews etc. Not a member yet? Create a StudyPortals membership account now!

Create a free account now!

  • Save and compare your favourite study programmes
  • Apply for the
    € 1000 scholarship
    awarded by StudyPortals each three months
  • Receive personal updates helping you to find the right study programme for you
Sign up for free or log in
Add to favourites

Apply for a € 1,000 Scholarship from StudyPortals now Awarded every three months

more information

Thanks for your question

Please provide your e-mail and name, so we know who we are talking to. Already a member? Sign-in

Or

Please provide a valid e-mail address
Thanks for your question
Please sign-in
Welcome to StudyPortals live chat
Thank you
Thank you for your question. We will get back to you soon! The reply will be sent to your account which you can activate via the e-mail you just received. Find more study programmes
More info about studying
in Europe?
Chat with us!
More info about studying
in Europe? Ask a question to
our study advisors!
Chat with us!
Start a live chat with our
study advisors! Click here
anywhere