M.A. History

Newcastle University | Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Our History MA teaches the methods and concepts used by historians. You can study political, social, economic and cultural history and the history of medicine, from 500 AD to the present. Study topics cover more than one geographical area - the Americas, Europe, Eurasia, British Isles.

Description of History

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The course is very flexible and allows you to study the periods and subjects in history that most interest you. You can also combine this with other subjects from the School of History, Classics and Archaeology eg ancient history or archaeology as well as related topics such as politics, English or a foreign language.

Delivery

This course is taught and based on the Newcastle University campus.

The course is delivered through a combination of seminars, lectures, individual tutorials and small-group teaching. Module teaching runs Monday to Friday, during the day and term time only. Your tutors and other academic staff are normally available for consultation, and for dissertation supervision, during vacations.

If you plan to take this course part time, you will agree your module selection with the Degree Programme Director.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee Not specified
Start date September  2015
Duration full-time 12 months
Languages
  • English
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content

Compulsory modules

HIS8023 Dissertation

HIS8061 The Practice of History

HIS8098 Research Skills and Dissertation Training

Optional modules

You will choose at least 40 credits and up to 60 credits from the following modules:

HIS8025 Pathway in British History

HIS8052 Conflict in European History

HIS8053 Conflict in European History - Case Studies

HIS8034 The "Indian Problem" in Latin America

HIS8132 Slavery, Race and Freedom

HIS8104 Ideas and Influences in British History

HIS8105 Reform and Resistance in British History

SHS8124 Introduction to the History of Medicine

SHS8125 Special Study in the History of Medicine 1

SHS8126 Special Study in the History of Medicine 2

You will take the remaining 40 or 20 credits, in consultation with the Degree Programme Director, from MA modules within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences or you can select one of the following:

HIS8106 Independent Study Project in History OR

HIS8107 Independent Study Project in History

English Language Requirements

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6.5

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for History

An upper-second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in history or a related subject. Applicants with non-standard qualifications and/or an appropriate level of experience are encouraged to apply and will be considered on an individual basis.

Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.5 in writing), or equivalent.

Work Experience for History

No work experience is required.

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