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Early Modern History (Part-Time)

Birkbeck, University of London

24 months
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This Master's degree in Early Modern History (Part-Time) at Birkbeck, University of London explores early modern European societies in the period from the Renaissance to the Reformation and on to the Enlightenment and the outbreak of the French Revolution. 

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Overview

One of the most exciting and distinguishing features of the Master's degree in Early Modern History (Part-Time) at Birkbeck, University of London  is that it considers developments in Britain, continental Europe (notably Italy, Germany and France) and the wider world in comparative perspective, which brings into question the idea of the distinctive nature of national histories.

Some of the key themes you will study are the impact of religious conflict, economic and social developments, government and social order, the growth of urban settlements, population and demographic change, the mutual interactions between Europe and the Americas, and the growth of state power.

You will be able to choose option modules in early modern history from across the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology and you will receive training in historical methodologies and research techniques to help you research and write a dissertation on the subject that most interests you.

You will read widely in both secondary works and translated primary sources, but there is no language requirement.

Careers and Employability

Graduates can pursue careers in research and archiving, museums and galleries, education, or journalism. Possible professions include researcher, archivist, teacher, or journalist. This degree may also be useful in becoming a museum/gallery curator, museum education officer, academic librarian, or information officer.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Mastering Historical Research: Birkbeck Approaches
  • Death, Disease and Early Modern City
  • Early Modern London: Society and Culture
  • Opposition and Dissent in Early Modern France
  • Plots, Conspiracy Theory and Political Culture in Early Modern Britain and France

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) and references.

  • We offer a one-year Graduate Certificate in History, which can be used as a conversion course if you want to study history at postgraduate level, but have a degree in a significantly different discipline.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8010 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 8010 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    4410 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4410 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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