Covering the period from 1550 to the present, you will explore the impact of big historical forces on ordinary lives, examining how the past affects us today as individuals and as communities.
You’ll take two subject modules in the first semester. Money-makers, Murderers, Medics and Mothers uncovers the multifaceted nature of women’s lives in the 17th and 18th centuries. In History from the Street: People's Lives from the C19th to the Present Day, you’ll examine the impact of global change on everyday life in the 19th and 20th centuries. In the second semester, you’ll take Customs, Rights, Resistance and Community Culture, 1714-1914, which looks at the nature of the customary rights upheld by rural and urban communities in England, and the social tensions that arose from their erosion by social, economic and religious changes over the period.
Alongside these, you’ll take two research methods modules. The first will support you as you transition from undergraduate to postgraduate studies, while the second will train you to write for, and present to, different audiences and help you prepare for your 15,000-word dissertation. This is the culmination of the MA programme and an opportunity for you to develop a research project on a topic of your choice, under expert supervision.
Offered as a one-year full-time course or part-time over two years, throughout this History programme from University of Hertfordshire you will be taught by our prize-winning academics, who publish widely and contribute regularly to national and international television and radio. Recent publications include Professor Owen Davies’s A Supernatural War: Magic, Divination, and Faith During the First World War, Dr Katrina Navickas’s Protest and the Politics of Space and Place 1789 – 1848, Professor Jonathan Morris’s Coffee: A Global History and Dr Jennifer Evans’s Maladies and Medicine, 1540-1740.
If you choose to study part-time over two years, you will take one subject module and one research methods module in semester A and one subject module in semester B of year one. In year two, you will take one subject module in semester A and one research module, as well as writing your dissertation.
Employability underpins what we do. Our graduates go on to a variety of careers, including teaching, law, the heritage industry and museums, and the civil service. The History Group has good connections with school and sixth-form teachers of History, both from among our alumni and our collaborators on pedagogical research projects. Through the University’s Heritage Hub and the Professional Doctorate in Heritage, we also have established connections with heritage organisations and employers such as John Lewis.
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- History from the street: People's Lives from the C19th to the Present Day
- Research Methods: Disseminating History
- Research Methods : Approaches to History
- History MA Dissertation
- Customs, Rights, Resistance and Community Culture, 1714-1914
- Money-Makers, Murderers, Medics & Mothers: Women's Lives in the C17th and C18th
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- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesHistory Ancient History Modern History View 172 other Masters in Modern History in United Kingdom
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An Honours degree in History with a minimum classification of second-class first division or an Honours degree, with a minimum classification of second-class first division, where 50% or more of the subject matter studied relates to History. Graduates with an Honours degree in any discipline who have otherwise demonstrated potential to succeed at postgraduate level in History will also be considered for admission.
Graduates with an Honours degree who have otherwise demonstrated potential to succeed at postgraduate level in History will also be considered.You will require:
- Degree certificate and transcript
- Application form
- Personal statement (one page on the application form)
- One academic reference
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International14750 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14750 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
National9750 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9750 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
- UK: £810 per 15 credits
- International: £1230 per 15 credits
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.