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About

The MA in Black British History at the Goldsmiths, University of London is an exciting opportunity to study and research the histories of Africans and African-descended peoples in the United Kingdom.

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Overview

Why study the Black British History programme from Goldsmiths, University of London ?

  • Most studies of black history are concerned with US Civil Rights. This programme's focus on the black British experience is an important step in changing that conversation and diversifying the curriculum.
  • You'll study a range of historical periods, ideas and figures including the black Tudors; accounts of former slaves; abolitionism; black Victorians and Victoriana; religious experiences; black involvement during the First and Second World Wars, and African and West-Indian immigration to Britain.
  • You'll learn important theories and methods from the fields of race/ethnic studies and postcolonial theory alongside the histories of colonialism, slavery, and the Caribbean, and how these relate to the black British experience. The programme also pays close attention to questions of power and asks, for example, how race and sexual orientation throughout history and around the world have often become interlinked in oppressive ways.
  • Our location in South London is extremely important to us. You'll be able to engage with the rich local history around Goldsmiths, from the shipyards of Deptford through to the sites of the Battle of Lewisham and the Black People’s Day of Action.
  • You'll be part of a rich academic heritage - we've been researching in the area of black experience and race studies for decades. Goldmsiths offers an MA Black British Writing programme and a MA Race, Media and Social Justice course from which students can elect to take a relevant module as part of their programme of study. We're also home to the Centre for Caribbean and Diaspora Studies which is actively involved in the local community. It's one of the only Caribbean-led Research Centres within a University environment.

Careers

This course will give you an excellent basis for a range of careers in and around issues of diversity. It will also help prepare you for careers in journalism and the media - you'll be able to take option modules and gain expertise from those teaching our Race, Media and Social Justice and History and Journalism programmes.

You'll gain general history skills including analysing source material, developing and sustaining arguments, data gathering and analysis as well as effective written and spoken communication skills that can be transferred into a wide variety of domains, from private business to the education and NGO sector. 

We have established partnerships with the Black Cultural Archives and the George Padmore Institute which can facilitate career development opportunities such as placements and internships. You can also benefit from access to the Goldsmiths Special Collections - a library archive that provides opportunities for research placements.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • British Empire to Empire Windrush - Black Britons in an Age of Reform
  • Black Abolitionists in the Age of Liberty: from the Zant to the Zong and Beyond
  • The London Breed: Society and Culture in the Postcolonial City
  • Trumpeters, Divers and Blackamoors: The Black Tudors

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

15 June: Deadline for applications to be considered for the departmental funding.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students should normally have, or expect to gain, a degree of at least upper second class standard in history or another appropriate subject, or be qualified by previous experience and be able to demonstrate the ability to work at Master's level.
  • Applicants who are not graduates, or who have a degree in an unrelated field or any other candidates may be subject to a qualifying examination in the form of essay work. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15820 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7540 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7540 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National - part-time: £3770

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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