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* MLitt: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time
All of our History Masters are built around a hands-on research training course, a core course on how the discipline has evolved and other courses focusing on your technical skills and other abilities like languages and palaeography.
If you choose to study Early Modern History, there will be a guided selection of courses that will provide you with the specialised knowledge in that field. You will be taught through a series of seminars and workshops. Internationally recognised historians give guest lectures throughout the year.
In the final part of the programme, you will select a specialised topic and conduct original primary source research for your dissertation. You are supported in your research and writing up by an assigned supervisor with expertise in your field of inquiry.
* Research resources and skills for historians
* Approaches to history.
Course options may include
* Renaissance and anti-Renaissance in Italy and the Low Countries
* 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
* Saints and sinners (early modern England)
* Reformation! Europe in the age of religious wars.
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.
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.
Note: a short (one paragraph) statement of interest is also required.
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