University of Essex

University of Essex

History

This course offers a flexible education in history, where students take a practical module in research techniques, gain an introduction to historical theory and study the latest in historical research in specific fields; given the flexibility of our course, it is possible to take various 'pathways' by selecting differing optional modules; combinations of our modules can enable students to pursue their interests in gender history; the history of race, nationalism and ethnicity; the history of class and gender; comparative history; local and regional history; and slavery and Atlantic history; key employability skills include learning how to create a research brief, analytical reasoning, the marshalling of information, problem solving, and various forms of information presentation.

Entry requirements

Our applicants should generally have at least a 2nd Class Honours degree, or equivalent, in history or a relevant subject. If English is not your 1st language, then we require IELTS 7.0 or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: Research methods in history. Optional modules include: A global history of food, c.1400-C.1750; approaches to cultural and social history; decency and disorder (institutions in Essex 1700-1900); die hard (martyrdom in Britain, 1300-2014); narcotic culture (a history of drugs (from the 16th to the 21st Century)); race and class in the United States, South Africa and Britain (select topics); research methods in history; slavery in the Atlantic world; the Cold War and the remaking of British citizenship, 1945-89; the patterns of Victorian life (reconstructing 19th-century communities); the public history workshop.

Assessment methods

Combination of written coursework, end-of-term tests, practical and laboratory work (where appropriate) and end-of-year exams. During the summer, students work on a dissertation or individual project included in their final grade.

Sponsorship information

Research councils and some University of Essex studentships available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,950 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,950 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,975 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,975 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,975 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 7,475 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,975 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
Graduate Certificate Full-time October 2016 GBP 2,380 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 9 months
Graduate Certificate Full-time October 2016 GBP 2,380 per Year 1 (Scotland) 9 months
Graduate Certificate Full-time October 2016 GBP 2,380 per Year 1 (Wales) 9 months
Graduate Certificate Full-time October 2016 GBP 2,380 per Year 1 (England) 9 months
Graduate Certificate Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,980 per Year 1 (International) 9 months
Graduate Certificate Part-time October 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Colchester Campus Colchester CO4 3SQ South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Graduate Administrator, Department of History
Telephone number: 
01206 872719