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This advanced-level programme offers a unique opportunity to study key historical themes of the entire western hemisphere: Latin America, the Caribbean and North America. It allows you to explore comparative history, as well as more specialised work on a particular place that interests you. It is an excellent stepping stone towards a PhD, but will also suit students who want to study to improve their transferable skills and career prospects, or simply out of personal interest. Although it covers aspects of Latin American history, no specific language skills are required.
You take compulsory modules (60 credits), further core and optional modules (20 credits each) and write a dissertation (60 credits). Compulsory modules cover: advanced themes in the history of the Americas; the practice of history; research methods in history; dissertation preparation training. Further core and optional modules may include: the southern US civil rights movement; the Indian problem in Latin America; intellectual and political thought in Brazil and Hispano-America. You will also have the chance to take a module in another programme in the School, or another School, that is of interest and relevance (e.g. a module in politics, sociology, or English). You may wish to incorporate one or more Independent Study modules into your programme, allowing you maximum flexibility to pursue your own interests. It is also possible to study a foreign language (optionally) as part of your skills enhancement, at a range of levels from beginners to advanced.
HIS8031 Advanced Themes in the History of the Americas
HIS8061 The Practice of History
HIS8098 Research Skills and Dissertation Training
HIS8033 The South from Slavery to Civil Rights: Regional Challenges and American Nationalism
HIS8034 The Indian Problem in the Americas
POR1065 Level A Portugese 1
POR1066 Level A Portugese 2
POR2061 Level B Portugese General Language
POR4061 Level C Portugese General Language
SPA1065 Level A Spanish General Language I
SPA1066 Level A Spanish General Language II
SPA1071 Level B Spanish General Language
SPA2061 Level C Spanish General Language
SPA4061 Level D Spanish General Language
HIS8106Independent Study Project in History
HIS8107 Independent Study in Project in History
Normally an upper-second-class (2.1) Honours degree in a relevant discipline. Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 7.0 in writing) or equivalent.
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