Modern European 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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Modern European History is one of the most innovative and exciting fields of historical research today. The development and expansion of the European Union, the collapse of communism, the unification of Germany and, more recently, the combined political and economic fallout of the global financial crisis, have significantly changed our perspective on the history of modern Europe.
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

This programme, which draws on the notable strengths in social, cultural, economic and intellectual history at the University, is designed to offer you - as a research student working on a broad range of topics - practical training in research skills and methods as well as a broad overview of Europe, particularly its place within a rapidly changing world.

The Department of History was ranked first in the country in the Research Excellence Framework 2014.

The MRes degree is a research programme with some provision for taught modules. It is aimed at those who wish to move beyond undergraduate work and to engage in research in depth for a 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.

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

  • 20,000 word thesis (120 credits)
  • Globalisation since 1945 (20 credits)
  • Historical methods (20 credits)
  • Research skills training (20 credits)

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

The University of Birmingham has been ranked 8th in the UK and 60th in the world for post-qualification employability in the latest global survey of universities commissioned by the International Herald Tribune.

Your degree will provide excellent preparation for employment and this will be further enhanced by the employability skills training offered through the College of Arts and Law Graduate School.

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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

Programme Structure

The MRes degree is a research programme with some provision for taught modules. It is aimed at those who wish to move beyond undergraduate work and to engage in research in depth for a 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.

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

  • 20,000 word thesis (120 credits)
  • Globalisation since 1945 (20 credits)
  • Historical methods (20 credits)
  • Research skills training (20 credits)

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date September
  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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Academic Requirements

The course is open to those with backgrounds in history or suitable qualifications in a closely related field. You should normally have at least a good upper second class honours degree (minimum 3.0 GPA) and will normally be expected to have a reading knowledge of one modern European language. Additional language training is available at the university.

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

Funding

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

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