You will take several courses across two semesters of teaching, including two compulsory courses and a range of optional courses.
You will take two compulsory courses, which will provide a general introduction to graduate study in history and give you the opportunity to develop your research skills.
The compulsory courses for this programme are:
|Historical Research: Skills and Sources||20|
You will choose a further 80 credits from a wide selection of optional courses, subject to availability.
Option courses previously offered include those listed below. Option courses change from year to year and those available when you start your studies may be different from those shown in the list.
|Slavery in the British Atlantic World, 1650-1834||20|
|The Material Culture of Gender in Eighteenth Century Britain||20|
|Conservatism in the United States, c.1930-c.1990||20|
|The Civil Rights Movement||20|
|The Sources of Medieval History||20|
|Themes in American Historiography||20|
|The United States and the Cold War||20|
|War and Identities in Twentieth Century Britain and Ireland||20|
|History as Romance, Profession, Critique: Theory and Scholarship in the West, 1835 to 1985||20|
|Propaganda in Renaissance Scotland||20|
|The Crusades: Thirteenth Century Crossroads||20|
|Cinema and Society in South Asia, 1947-Present||20|
|Introduction to Contemporary History||20|
|Genocide in Contemporary History||20|
|Medieval Men and Masculinities||20|
|Myth and the History of Scholarship in Early Modern Europe||20|
|Thinking the 20th Century - Hannah Arendt and the breakdown of European Civilization||20|
|Citizens and Subjects: concepts of citizenship in modern African intellectual history||20|
|Anthens of the North: The Scottish Enlightenment||20|
|Literature and History in Early Medieval Britain and Ireland||20|
|The British Empire in Political Thought||20|
|Debating Marriage between Antiquity and the Middle Ages||20|
An Unhappy Valley: Mau Mau, culture and colonialism in Kenya's highlands ca.1895-ca.1964
|Revolutions in Modern Europe||20|
|Studying Women in Late Medieval England: Sources and Approaches||20|
|Directed Reading & Research (Semester 1)||20|
|Directed Reading & Research (Semester 2)||20|
|Constantinople: The History of a Medieval Megalopolis from Constantine the Great to Suleyman the Magnificent||20|
|Gender, Crime and Deviancy: Britain c. 1860-1960||20|
|Currents of Radicalism, 1776-1848||20|
The Demise of the Slave-Holding American South, 1846-1877
You may also be able to select from relevant courses from the Online MSc History programme.
Teaching and assessment
The courses are mostly taught in small-group seminars. Most courses are assessed by means of an extended piece of written work. Some courses also assess non-written skills.
You can see more details about the 2018/19 programme structure on the Degree Programme Table for the MSc in History.