The History course from University of Northampton provides you with opportunities to study the subject at an advanced level. You will undertake a detailed study of a range of periods and processes – from Britain’s experience of warfare to the histories of the criminal justice system, fascism and the decline of the aristocracy. By studying particular topics in depth, you are encouraged to think not only about the diversity of the past, but also how history itself is constructed.
The History MA is taught on a full-time and part-time basis, with the opportunity to complete in one and two years respectively. The year is split into three trimesters.
You will develop the skills necessary to understand, critique, utilise and communicate concepts and theories used within the discipline of History. You will acquire methodological skills for historical research, particularly the selection, evaluation and interpretation of primary sources.
The course comprises 120 credits of taught modules and a 60 credit dissertation. Students must take the History Research Methods module and complete a dissertation. The remainder of the programme is made up from a selection of specialist modules (normally three 30 credit modules) which reflect staff research expertise.
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 progression, an MA History is also useful for law, joumalisrn 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.
- History Research Methods
- Memories of War
- Men at Arms: Masculinity and War in Britain, 1756-1918
- 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
- Narrating the Nation: Rethinking Modern British History
- Fascism and Anti-Fascism in Britain from 1923 to the Present Day
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
DisciplinesHistory View 510 other Masters in History in United Kingdom
- 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.
International12750 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 12750 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA6750 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 6750 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
Part Time: £1,125 Per 30 Credit Module
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