History, M.Litt.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    16000
    Tuition (Year)
    7250
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #88 ,
The Masters in History at University of Glasgow provides you with an outstanding learning experience in the company of Glasgow's thirty-strong cohort of historians, and the opportunity to conceive, design and execute a research project/dissertation. The programme combines training in historical theory, skills and methods with a wide range of specialist taught options which cover all periods from medieval to late modern, in relation to Scotland, Britain, Europe, America and elsewhere.

About

Why this programme
  • Our links with the University’s museum and art gallery, The Hunterian, provide access to primary source material including an enormous collection of anatomical and pathological specimens, coins, books, manuscripts and ethnography.
  • You will also enjoy access to The Baillie Collection, our prized collection of printed medieval and modern sources in Scottish, Irish and English history, which includes printed state papers, Historical Manuscript Commission publications and a select collection of modern monographs.
  • If you are looking for the opportunity to pursue your own historical interests in a lively and friendly environment, led and supported by internationally-regarded historians, this programme is ideal for you.
The History course is delivered by University of Glasgow.
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 modern 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 Course

The core course for the MLitt/MSc in History is the Research Resources and Skills for Historians (RRSH) course, taught through a series of seminars and workshops. This course addresses recent developments in historical thinking, IT, identification of source material, research-project design and bibliographic and presentation skills.

The core course accounts for 20 of the 180 credits required for this degree.

Optional courses (NB this is not an exhaustive list)
  • American Way of War
  • Approaches to History
  • Belief and Conversion in Europe c. 300 – c.1000
  • Century of the refugee: refugees and statelessness in comparative perspective
  • Chivalry and Warfare
  • Crusading Warfare in the Eastern Mediterranean
  • Culture, Politics and Society in Highland Clearances
  • Gender and Text
  • Gender, Politics and Power
  • Insurgency and Counter-Insurgency
  • Issues, Ideologies & Institutions in Modern Scotland
  • Medieval Palaeography 1
  • Medieval Deep Structures of Russia and Eastern Europe
  • Scottish Castles and Palaces in European Context, c.1100-1600
  • Scottish Radicalism
  • Scottish Reformation
  • Secularisation and Society: the decline of religion in the west since 1800
  • Specialist course in Medieval Scottish Studies 1
  • Specialist course in Medieval Scottish Studies 2
  • Special Topic History 1
  • Special Topic in History 2
  • The Normans
  • The Ottomans in history, 1300–1922
  • Thomas Paine as an Enlightenment Revolutionary
  • Western Intelligence in an Age of Terror
  • Women and Power in Renaissance Italy

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2): 176

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

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

  • Minimum required score: 92

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

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 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 Per Year

  • EUR 16000 International
  • EUR 7250 EU/EEA

Funding

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