The Early Modern History programme at the University of Glasgow is for historians seeking to specialise in the study of the early modern period. Our early modern interests extend to England, Scotland, France, Scandinavia, the Low Countries, Italy and North America, and range from the late 15th to late 18th centuries. Our methodologies are drawn from social, political and cultural history. The Masters in Early Modern History provides you with thorough research training, and a wide set of transferable skills in the conception, design and execution of a research project.
·Research resources and skills for historians
·Approaches to history.Optional courses
Course options may include
·Politics and literature in Jacobean Scotland
·Print, public opinion and Enlightenment in 18th-century Europe
·The History of Medicine I: studies in the History of medicine before 1850
·Reformation! Europe in the age of religious wars
·Scottish popular culture.
The courses taught each year vary depending upon staff availability.
To widen your approach and develop an interdisciplinary perspective, you are also strongly encouraged to take one or two complementary courses in cognate subjects, such as
·Early modern warfare
·Climate and civilisation
·Lessons from the greats
·Decline and fall: organisational failure, ancient and modern
·The authority of the state and duties of the citizen.
Courses in Scottish literature, English literature, theology, history of art and other College of Arts subjects can also be studied, by agreement with the programme convener.
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Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject unless otherwise specified.
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