About this Degree
The Historical Studies course forms part of Oxford University Department for Continuing Education's graduate programme in historical studies. Successful completion of the PGCert in Historical Studies is mandatory for admission to this master's year. The MSt course from University of Oxford builds upon the skills and knowledge developed in the PGCert and encourages students to engage actively with theoretical and historiographical approaches underpinning modern historical research.
Teaching and learning
The units are taught in three weekend residences providing 38 hours of teaching, seminar discussion and presentations. Student additionally receive up to five hours individual supervision for their dissertations. Students are expected to spend at least fifteen hours per week in private study preparing for the weekend residences and researching and writing their dissertations.
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There are three units:
- Unit 1: Using Archives and Analysing Sources
- Unit 2: Theoretical Approaches to History
- Unit 3: Writing History
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesHistory View 608 other Masters in History in United Kingdom
As a minimum, applicants should hold or be predicted to achieve the equivalent of the following UK qualifications:
- a first-class or strong upper second-class undergraduate degree with honours in a relevant subject; and
- applicants must have completed the PGCert in Historical Studies, and it is essential that applicants demonstrate a strong performance (actual or predicted) on the PGCert.
- For applicants with a degree from the USA, the minimum GPA normally sought is 3.7 out of 4.0.
International10878 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 10878 GBP per year during 12 months.
National5658 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5658 GBP per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Oxford
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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