Early Modern History MRes, MRes

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    15210
    Tuition (Year)
    4195
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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The MRes degree is a research programme with some provision for taught modules. It is aimed at those who wish to move beyond taught work and to engage in research in depth for a substantial postgraduate thesis, but who also wish to take modules that help develop research and related skills, and to study broader historical subjects with other postgraduates.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

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.

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at one of our on-campus open days (Friday 4 March 2016). Register to attend at: birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays

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

Programme Structure

The degree consists of four elements which make a total of 180 credits:

  • 20,000 word thesis (120 credits)
  • Historical Methods module (20 credits)
  • Research Skills Training module (20 credits)
  • Dissertation Preparation module (20 credits)

Modules are assessed in various ways – by examination, coursework and attendance.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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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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Academic Requirements

You can satisfy our English language requirements in two ways:

  • by holding an English language qualification to the right level
  • by taking and successfully completing one of our English courses for international students

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 15210 International
  • GBP 4195 EU/EEA
  • Home/EU: £4,195 full-time; £2,098 part-time
  • Overseas: £15,210 full-time

Funding

For further funding information go to http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgfunding

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