After consultation with your academic supervisor, you can pursue a research project in any aspect of British and European history and focus on political, military or diplomatic history, or the history of early modern religion, culture, society or ideas.
The Department of History was ranked first in the country in the Research Excellence Framework 2014.
The Early Modern History MRes is run out of the Centre for Reformation and Early Modern Studies (CREMS), one of the most dynamic concentrations of early modern historians in the country. We have more than half a dozen full time academic staff with expertise in the period c.1500-1800 in History alone, with geographical coverage including and Stuart England, local (West-Midlands) history, Germany, Italy, and the wider world. CREMS also has excellent links with staff in English, the Shakespeare Institute, History of Art, and elsewhere. CREMS supports a vibrant postgraduate community and, since its creation in 2004, has developed a thriving seminar culture that reflects the diverse research interests of staff and students across the departments of History and English, meaning that you’ll be able to gain insight from a range of academics and peers from across the College of Arts and Law.
You will also become part of, and contribute to, the vibrant international community of the College of Arts and Law Graduate School, which offers dedicated research resources and a supportive working environment. Our team of academic and operational staff are on hand to offer support and advice to all postgraduate students within the College.
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If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: pg.bham.ac.uk
The degree consists of four elements which make a total of 180 credits:
Modules are assessed in various ways – by examination, coursework and attendance.
You can apply until:
Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language. Find English courses on Language Learning Portal.
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You can satisfy our English language requirements in two ways:
For further funding information go to http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgfunding
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