Ulster University

Ulster University

History

The course offers a programme of study that is broad-ranging in terms of its coverage of a variety of areas of Europe since 1500, including Russia, the Soviet Union, Italy, and the Mediterranean world; modern Britain and Ireland; the British Empire and British foreign relations; and US history since 1800. We have thematic and conceptual specialisms in social, political and cultural history; comparative and transnational histories; and the history of migrations and diasporas. If you join us you will be taught by leading authorities in these fields and will gain advanced level training in historical methods, theories and theory and ideas relevant to the study of this island's past. Overall we provide an excellent foundation for further study; a bridge to new employment opportunities; and a fundamentally valuable cultural and educational experience. We work with local history and cultural sector practitioners from museums, archives, and libraries, and these people contribute to our programme and enhance your experience.

Entry requirements

MA

Applicants must normally have gained an upper second-class Honours degree or better in History or a related discipline, but applicants with a lower second class degree may also be considered. Applicants may alternatively hold an equivalent standard (normally 50%) in a Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate, Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma, or an approved alternative qualification. They must provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE grade C or equivalent). In exceptional circumstances, where an individual has substantial and significant experiential learning, a portfolio of written evidence demonstrating the meeting of graduate qualities (including subject-specific outcomes, as determined by the Course Committee) may be considered as an alternative entrance route.

PgDip

Applicants must normally have gained an upper second-class honours degree or better in History or a related discipline, but applicants with a lower second class degree may also be considered. The degree held must be from a university of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, from the Council for National Academic Awards, the National Council for Educational Awards, the Higher Education and Training Awards Council, or from an institution of another country which has been recognised as being of an equivalent standard. Applicants may alternatively hold an equivalent standard (normally 50%) in a Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate, Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma, or an approved alternative qualification. They must provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE grade C or equivalent). In exceptional circumstances, where an individual has substantial and significant experiential learning, a portfolio of written evidence demonstrating the meeting of graduate qualities (including subject-specific outcomes, as determined by the Course Committee) may be considered as an alternative entrance route. The onus is on the applicant to evidence that they have relevant experience equating to degree study at honours level. Evidence used to demonstrate graduate qualities may not be used for exemption against modules within the programme.

Course modules

The modules are: Debates and controversies; themes in history; research methods for historical research; special topic in history; dissertation.

Assessment methods

The course is assessed by written essays, presentations and a long piece of extended writing (the dissertation).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,995 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,995 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,995 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,995 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

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Key information

Contact: 
Faculty of Arts
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028 7012 4391