University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Modern History

This course is tailored to the student's interests, providing effective preparation for doctoral research and other career paths requiring skills in research and communication. It is the ideal next step for students with an undergraduate degree in history or a related discipline who want to take their understanding of modern history to a higher level. Students are encouraged to develop a broad and deep understanding of their chosen area of study throughout the degree. Students can choose from a wide range of in-depth courses reflecting the specialisms of staff in history from the 18th to the 20th centuries and in different parts of the world. Students also receive a high degree of individual guidance in the literature in their chosen field of study, engage with the work-in-progress of active historians, and enhance their presentation skills. Students are then supervised in undertaking original dissertation research.

Entry requirements

Candidates will normally have an Honours degree at 2.1 or above in an appropriate discipline, or equivalent qualifications and experience. Applicants who have been educated in the medium of English are still required to meet the English language requirements (certain countries may be exempted from this requirement). This programme requires that applicants meet the 'postgraduate standard' level of English proficiency. Applicants who are in doubt about their proficiency in English should contact the British Council office or its equivalent in their country. For applicants whose 1st language is not English, it is important that their proficiency in English is good in order for them to study successfully at the University.

Course modules

Students choose an in-depth special subject from a wide range of courses (30 credits). Courses on offer may include such subjects as imperialism in Edwardian Britain; the Indian "mutiny" of 1857; the French revolution; the Russian revolution; Scots in Canada; Shanghai in the 1920s. Students also typically take the following courses: engaging with historiography (30 credits); presenting historical research; (30 credits); research preparation in historical studies (15 credits). All MLitt students also research for and write an 18,000-word dissertation on a topic of their choosing with supportive supervision (75 credits).

Assessment methods

Assessment is 100 per cent continuous assessment of coursework consisting of a combination of essays, presentations, reports and reflective analyses, and the 18,000-word dissertation.

Sponsorship information

There are various sources of funding to support you during your period of study. We have a number of scholarships and bursaries available to our students, and external sources of funding available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,800 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MLitt Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King's Campus Aberdeen AB24 3FX Scotland

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