History MA

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Start Date
Duration
1 Year
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 30/10/2018

This postgraduate course is designed for those who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of history across a range of periods, regions and theoretical perspectives. The MA in History 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.

Course

Highlights

  • Flexible evening study time to fit around your schedule.
  • Study a range of in-depth specialist topics.
  • Alumni 20% fee discount available on this course.

Additional

Information

Methods of Learning

At Master’s level study, we aim to encourage student-led debates and exchange of ideas. Each module incorporates a variety of teaching methods in class, including workshops, student presentations and discussions of primary and secondary materials (such as film, images, documentary sources and online resources). Online learning activities include online seminars, discussion boards, podcasts and blogs.

Full-time students get six hours of timetabled contact per week, part-time students will have three hours. This does not include individual tutorials or dissertation supervision.

Independent study and assessment time equate to approximately 18 hours per week full time or nine hours part time.

Course Details

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.

Read more…

Open Days

Discover your Course

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

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 career progression, an MA History is also useful for law, journalism 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.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

Entry Requirements

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.

For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 7.0 (or equivalent)
    for study at postgraduate level.

Course Content

  • Dissertation (60 Credits)
    Module code: HISM019
    Core Module Y
  • History Research Methods (30 Credits)
    Module code: HISM041
    Core Module Y
  • Men at Arms: Masculinity and War in Britain, 1756-1918 (30 Credits)
    Module code: HISM042
    Core Module N
  • Consumption and the Country House, 1660-1830 (30 Credits)
    Module code: HISM043
    Core Module N
  • Exploring English Society, 1500-1750 (30 Credits)
    Module code: HISM044
    Core Module N
  • Medicine and Healing Through the Ages (30 Credits)
    Module code: HISM045
    Core Module N
  • Violence and Law in English Society (30 Credits)
    Module code: HISM046
    Core Module N
  • Britain and the First World War (30 Credits)
    Module code: HISM047
    Core Module N
  • From Privilege to Pressure: English Landed Society, 1850-1950 (30 Credits)
    Module code: HISM048
    Core Module N
  • Breeding Supermen: Eugenics in Britain, America and Germany (30 Credits)
    Module code: HISM049
    Core Module N
  • Narrating the Nation: Rethinking Modern British History (30 Credits)
    Module code: HISM050
    Core Module N
  • Fascism and Anti-Fascism in Britain from 1945 to the Present Day (30 Credits)
    Module code: HISM052
    Core Module N
  • Memories of War (30 Credits)
    Module code: HISM053
    Core Module N

Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

 

Facilities &

Special Features

  • teaching takes place in evening classes, blended with online learning activities, providing a convenient programme for postgraduate learners
  • students study a range of specialist topics in-depth with staff who are engaged in research and publication
  • much of the teaching is centred on the use and interpretation of primary sources, giving students the opportunity to engage in active learning

Postgraduate Opportunities

Graduate Discount Scheme

Our graduate discount scheme is open to graduates of the University of Northampton who enrol on a full master’s programme with us in the year 2018/19.

Qualifying students will receive 20% discount on the full tuition fee for their Master’s course.

*Find out if you are eligible for 20% fee discount by visiting our webpage.

Research

at the University of Northampton

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

Opportunities Available

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

19/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £6,750
Part Time: £1,125  Per 30 Credit Module

Postgraduate Loans

If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 2019/20 either full-time or part-time* you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan through Student Finance England.

*Please note that the maximum period of study allowed for part-time courses is two years.

18/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £6,625
Part Time:   £1,125  Per 30 Credit Module

If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 2018/19 either full-time or part-time* you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan through Student Finance England.

19/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £12,750

For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

18/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £12,200

For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

Scholarships

Dr Mike Daniel Research Degree Scholarship

The Dr Mike Daniel Research Degree Scholarship awards £500 to a postgraduate research degree student at the University of Northampton. Dr Mike Daniel was Pro…

EU and International Scholarships

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…


*Course data provided by Unistats

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Updated 30/10/2018

  • This postgraduate course is designed for those who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of history across a range of periods, regions and theoretical perspectives. The MA in History 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.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Flexible evening study time to fit around your schedule.
    • Study a range of in-depth specialist topics.
    • Alumni 20% fee discount available on this course.
  • 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.

    Read more…

    Additional

    Information

    Methods of Learning

    At Master’s level study, we aim to encourage student-led debates and exchange of ideas. Each module incorporates a variety of teaching methods in class, including workshops, student presentations and discussions of primary and secondary materials (such as film, images, documentary sources and online resources). Online learning activities include online seminars, discussion boards, podcasts and blogs.

    Full-time students get six hours of timetabled contact per week, part-time students will have three hours. This does not include individual tutorials or dissertation supervision.

    Independent study and assessment time equate to approximately 18 hours per week full time or nine hours part time.

    • Discover your Course

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      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 career progression, an MA History is also useful for law, journalism 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.

  • 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.

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • Minimum standard – IELTS 7.0 (or equivalent)
      for study at postgraduate level.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Dissertation (60 Credits)
      Module code: HISM019
      Core Module Y
    • History Research Methods (30 Credits)
      Module code: HISM041
      Core Module Y
    • Men at Arms: Masculinity and War in Britain, 1756-1918 (30 Credits)
      Module code: HISM042
      Core Module N
    • Consumption and the Country House, 1660-1830 (30 Credits)
      Module code: HISM043
      Core Module N
    • Exploring English Society, 1500-1750 (30 Credits)
      Module code: HISM044
      Core Module N
    • Medicine and Healing Through the Ages (30 Credits)
      Module code: HISM045
      Core Module N
    • Violence and Law in English Society (30 Credits)
      Module code: HISM046
      Core Module N
    • Britain and the First World War (30 Credits)
      Module code: HISM047
      Core Module N
    • From Privilege to Pressure: English Landed Society, 1850-1950 (30 Credits)
      Module code: HISM048
      Core Module N
    • Breeding Supermen: Eugenics in Britain, America and Germany (30 Credits)
      Module code: HISM049
      Core Module N
    • Narrating the Nation: Rethinking Modern British History (30 Credits)
      Module code: HISM050
      Core Module N
    • Fascism and Anti-Fascism in Britain from 1945 to the Present Day (30 Credits)
      Module code: HISM052
      Core Module N
    • Memories of War (30 Credits)
      Module code: HISM053
      Core Module N

    Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

     

    • Graduate Discount Scheme

      Our graduate discount scheme is open to graduates of the University of Northampton who enrol on a full master’s programme with us in the year 2018/19.

      Qualifying students will receive 20% discount on the full tuition fee for their Master’s course.

      *Find out if you are eligible for 20% fee discount by visiting our webpage.

    • at the University of Northampton

      We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • Opportunities Available

      We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • 19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £6,750
    Part Time: £1,125  Per 30 Credit Module

    Postgraduate Loans

    If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 2019/20 either full-time or part-time* you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan through Student Finance England.

    *Please note that the maximum period of study allowed for part-time courses is two years.

    18/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £6,625
    Part Time:   £1,125  Per 30 Credit Module

    If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 2018/19 either full-time or part-time* you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan through Student Finance England.

    19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,750

    For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

    18/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,200

    For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

    Scholarships

    Dr Mike Daniel Research Degree Scholarship

    The Dr Mike Daniel Research Degree Scholarship awards £500 to a postgraduate research degree student at the University of Northampton. Dr Mike Daniel was Pro…

    EU and International Scholarships

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

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360° Tour