M.Litt. Cultural History

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • EUR12880 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (IELTS accepted)
University of Aberdeen | Aberdeen, United Kingdom
The MLitt in Cultural History introduces the various methodologies embraced by cultural history, provides a thorough grounding in research methods and skills, and offers expert research training in a wide range of topics.

Description of Cultural History

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The MLitt in Cultural History introduces the various methodologies embraced by cultural history, provides a thorough grounding in research methods and skills, and offers expert research training in a wide range of topics.

You will also have the opportunity to conduct a research project of your own, supervised by a member of the cultural history staff. This programme is the best possible introduction to the subject for potential PhD students, but is designed chiefly as a rewarding, stimulating programme in its own right, whether or not you envisage further study

PROGRAMME LENGTH

MLitt 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time
PgDip 9 months full-time (no dissertation)

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • EUR 12880 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 3696 Year (EEA)

£11000 outside EEA.

Start date September  2015
Duration full-time 12 months
Languages
  • English
Take an IELTS test
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

Course Content

All students take the core course 'Introduction to Historical Research', which introduces the range of methodologies, research skills and practical tools available to the historian. Students also take a course which will provide guidance on how to research and plan the dissertation. The rest of the timetable, apart from the dissertation itself, consists of a range of elective courses on different themes in cultural history. Students normally take four of these in order to gain the right number of credits.

A selection of current courses includes:

  • Trolls, Druids and the Walking Dead: Imagining the Pagan Past in Medieval Norse and Gaelic Culture
  • Writing the History of Science
  • Historiography: The Writing of European History from Herodotos to von Ranke
  • The Irish and Scottish Diasporas, 1730-1930
  • Witchcraft, Traditional Practices and the Rise of a Protestant Culture in Early Modern Scotland
  • The Enlightenment in Comparison: Scotland and Central Europe, 1650-1800

Assessment

Students must acquire 180 credits over the course of the year (120 for courses + 60 for dissertation). Assessment is based on written work and moderated according to university standards. Every student is assigned a dissertation supervisor based on their research interests.

English Language Requirements

IELTS take IELTS test
6.5

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for Cultural History

Applicants should normally hold a 2(i) Honours degree in an appropriate discipline. For international applicants, proof of proficiency in English is required.
The English Language Requirement for all College of Arts and Social Sciences Masters programmes is an IELTS of 6.5 with 6.0 in the writing and reading (or equivalent TOEFL iBT or PTE). For more information see www.abdn.ac.uk/international/english-requirements

Good English is required not only for the student's own academic success but also because it is necessary to be able to contribute at seminars and perhaps conferences, as well as reading texts and writing essays or papers. Applicants should supply the University with transcripts of their previous academic study and also with the names of two academic referees, or ask their referees to send in their recommendations directly to the University without waiting for a formal notice from the University.

Work Experience for Cultural History

No work experience is required.

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