MA History - Introduction


The MA in History is a one year, full-time postgraduate degree programme. The aim of the programme is to enhance the historical understanding and skills of graduates in history, to extend their capacity for historical research and thereby provide an appropriate basis for advanced research up to, and including, doctoral level. On completion of the programme the student should have acquired:

  • The ability to identify and evaluate significant issues in contemporary historiographical discourse,
  • A specialist knowledge of a select number of substantive historical themes studied through three elective modules
  • The ability to identify, locate and evaluate a range of primary and secondary sources relevant to the understanding of a selected research topic
  • A capacity to present the results of substantial independent research on a selected topic in the form of a dissertation.