Birkbeck, University of London
History of the British Isles
This programme will deepen your appreciation of the distinctive political, social and cultural aspects of the British and Irish historical experience, from the Reformation period to the present day, while also fostering your awareness of values and experiences the British and the Irish share with their European and global neighbours. This Master's degree considers the constituent countries of the British Isles - England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales - and asks how and why the geographical and political entities that are Great Britain, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland came into being. The pressing current day issue of devolution is encouraging discussions about the formation of nation-states and national identities which feed into debates amongst historians about whether the territorial state is the most useful or constructive means of assessing historical developments and how the creation (and re-creation) of national identities relate to religion, race, gender and class.
MA: 2nd-Class Honours degree and references. We also offer a 1-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. 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.
For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck's online prospectus.
Each core and option module is assessed by an essay of 5000 words on a British theme. Dissertation of 15,000 words.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Full-time||October 2018||14,450 per Year 1 (International)||1 Years|
|MA||Full-time||October 2018||7,950 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||1 Years|
|MA||Part-time||October 2018||7,225 per Year 1 (International)||2 Years|
|MA||Part-time||October 2018||3,975 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||2 Years|
|MA||Full-time||October 2019||14,450 per Year 1 (International)||1 Years|
|MA||Full-time||October 2019||7,950 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||1 Years|
|MA||Part-time||October 2019||3,975 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||2 Years|
|MA||Part-time||October 2019||7,225 per Year 1 (International)||2 Years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Bloomsbury Campus||WC1E 7HX||London|
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