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History, M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

Career Opportunities

Previous students have used our MA in a variety of ways. It can be a bridge to further study – with several former students having gone on to do a PhD. As a prestigious qualification, it can enhance career opportunities in a wide range of occupations, for example, teachers have used the course to gain curriculum knowledge and career progression, an MA History is also useful for law, journalism and a range of other careers. Many students take the course purely because they have enjoyed History as a degree or as a personal interest and wish to pursue the subject further.

The MA in History provides students with opportunities to study the subject at an advanced level. It allows students to undertake detailed study of a range of periods and processes – from Britain’s experience of warfare to the material culture of the English country house. By studying particular topics in depth, students are encouraged to think not only about the diversity of the past, but also how history itself is constructed.

Students will develop the skills necessary to understand, critique, utilise and communicate concepts and theories used within the discipline of History. They will acquire methodological skills for historical research, particularly the selection, evaluation and interpretation of primary sources.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • History Research Methods
  • British Colonialism and Islamic Politics, c. 1800-1970
  • Men at Arms: Masculinity and War in Britain, 1756-1918
  • Consumption and the Country House, 1660-1830
  • Exploring English Society, 1500-1750
  • Medicine and Healing Through the Ages
  • Violence and the Law in English Society
  • Britain and the First World War
  • From Privilege to Pressure: English Landed Society, 1850-1950
  • Breeding Supermen: Eugenics in Britain, America and Germany
  • Narrating the Nation: Rethinking Modern British History
  • Fascism and Anti-Fascism in Britain from 1945 to the Present Day

                        Detailed Programme Facts

                        • Programme intensity

                          You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

                          Full-time
                          • Full-time duration 12 months
                          Part-time
                          • Average part-time duration 24 months
                        • Credits
                          180 alternative credits
                        • Languages
                          • English
                        • Delivery mode
                          On Campus

                        English Language Requirements

                        You only need to take one of these language tests:

                        • Minimum required score:

                          88

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                        • Minimum required score:

                          6.5

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                        • Minimum required score:

                          61

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                        Academic Requirements

                        You need the following GPA score:

                        Required score: Lower Second Class

                        Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour 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).

                        General Requirements

                        Normally a second class degree in History or related discipline.

                        We also welcome applications from ‘non-standard entrants’, including those with experiential learning. Our practice of interviewing all applicants ensures that each has the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to complete the programme successfully.

                        Tuition Fee

                        • International

                          12200 GBP/year
                          Tuition Fee
                          Based on the original amount of 12200 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
                        • EU/EEA

                          6625 GBP/year
                          Tuition Fee
                          Based on the original amount of 6625 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
                        We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
                        • The part-time fee is £735 per 20 credit module.
                        • Fees may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

                        Living costs for Northampton

                        • 796 - 1510 GBP/month
                          Living Costs

                        The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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