Early Modern History, M.Litt.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    16650 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    7650 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
University rank #80 (WUR) ,
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.

About

Our methodologies are drawn from social, political and cultural history. The Masters in Early Modern History at University of Glasgow provides you with thorough research training, and a wide set of transferable skills in the conception, design and execution of a research project.

Why this programme
  • Our links with The Hunterian, the University’s own museum and art gallery, provide access to primary source material including an enormous collection of anatomical and pathological specimens, coins, books, manuscripts and ethnography.
  • You will enjoy ready access to the Baillie Collection, our prized collection of printed medieval and modern sources in Scottish, Irish and English history.
  • The collection also offers printed state papers, Historical Manuscript Commission publications and a select collection of modern monographs.
  • A regular Early Modern Research Seminar brings together staff, PhD and Masters students on an informal basis, including eminent active scholars with continuing attachments to history.
Career Prospects

Apart from continuing to study a PhD, you can transfer the arts research skills and methods you learn on this programme to positions in the public and private sectors, such as heritage, policy and projects, journalism and teaching.

Positions held by recent History graduates include Editor Business & History Products, Lead Scholar/Instructor and Secretary.

Programme Structure

Core courses
  • 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.
For more information, please visit programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    176

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    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    92

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

Entry requirements

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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Tuition Fee

  • International

    16650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16650 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7650 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
Part time 20 credits £850

Funding

Funding opportunities
  • College of Arts Graduate School
  • University of Glasgow/Glasgow International College Achievement Award
  • University International Leadership Scholarship
  • Alumni Discount
For more inoformation, please visit programme website.

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