Birkbeck, University of London
Global History: Empires, States and Cultures
Second-Class Honours degree and references. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.
The introductory core module aims to equip you with the conceptual background necessary for historical study at postgraduate level. It includes 10 broad lectures and 10 weekly seminars dedicated to exploring specific topics and questions in world history.
You may choose 3 from a wide variety of option modules, but those wishing to take a more focused pathway through the degree may specialise in Asian History, Africa and the Middle East, Imperialism and Post-Colonial Societies.
You will also write a dissertation.
Not all modules are available each year. View the full timetable for the year.
Mastering Historical Research: Birkbeck Approaches.
Africa in the European Imagination;
An Empire of Knowledge: Science, Colonialism and Nationalism in British India;
Battleground Spain, 1936-1939;
China and the West: Encounters;
Cultural History of War in Britain and America between the First World War and the Conflict in Vietnam;
Disease and Society in Africa in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries;
Empires in Modern East Asia;
Immigration and Society since 1945;
Internationalism and International Organisations in twentieth-century Europe;
Jews and Antisemitism in Modern Europe: Histories and Approaches;
Literature and Modern Chinese Nationalism;
London and Berlin in the Age of Empire;
Money and Empire c. 300-c. 800;
Politics and Islam;
Post-Colonial Discourse and the Novel;
Public Histories in Practice;
Race and the Victorians;
Religion in Society and Politics: Britain and Ireland, 1801-2001;
Western Images of China and Japan.
Each core and option module is assessed by an essay of 5000 words. Dissertation of 15,000 words.
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|MA||Full-time||October 2017||-||1 years|
|MA||Part-time evening||October 2017||-||2 years|
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