University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

History

Our History Masters covers all periods from medieval to late modern, focusing on Scotland, Britain, Europe and America. You'll study historical skills and methods and produce a research dissertation based on primary sources. History at Glasgow rates joint 4th in the UK for research excellence and impact. Our research directs our postgraduate teaching so that you'll explore cutting-edge topics. **Academic contact: Dr Stephen Marritt: humanities-pg@glasgow.ac.uk Admissions enquiries: www.gla.ac.uk/enquirenow September start MLitt/MSc: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time PgDip: 9 months full-time; 18 months part-time** **WHY THIS PROGRAMME** Glasgow is an outstanding resource hub for the study of History. On campus, the University Library holds superb printed and manuscript collections from the medieval to the present. You can also use the Baillie Collection of printed medieval and modern sources in Scottish, Irish and English history. The University's Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery provides access to primary source materials in fields such as fine art, numismatics and ethnography. The city is home to world-class museums and galleries, the Mitchell Library and Glasgow Women's Library. History staff contribute to the Masters programmes in American Studies, War Studies and Global Security, and you can take taught options from these and other programmes, enabling you to tailor the programme to your interests. We are a dynamic and supportive research community, where you're encouraged to take part in many research-led initiatives such as seminar programmes. **PROGRAMME STRUCTURE** You'll take: - One core course - Five optional courses You'll also produce a dissertation. **Semester 1: September to December** - Research, Resources and Skills for Historians (RRSH) (Core course) - Two (or three) optional courses **Semester 2: January to March** - Research, Resources and Skills for Historians (RRSH) (Core course) - Three (or two) optional courses **Summer: April to September** Dissertation **Find out more about core and optional courses** www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/history/?card=coreandoptionalcourses **Teaching and assessment** Teaching is mainly seminar and discussion-based, in small classes. Technical skills are taught through lectures and workshops associated with the core course, while the conceptual foundations for gender history are taught through the weekly seminars. Independent and self-reflective critical work is fostered through written assignments and seminar presentations, culminating in the dissertation. **Programme alteration or discontinuation** The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract. www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/senateoffice/studentcontract/ **CAREER PROSPECTS** The research skills and methods you'll gain on this programme give you the transferable skills for positions in the public and private sectors, including heritage policy and projects, media and teaching. The programme is also a good foundation for a PhD.

Entry requirements

MLitt: Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject unless otherwise specified. You'll also need to submit a short (one paragraph) statement of interest in this programme. For any questions on entry requirements, please contact pgadmissions@glasgow.ac.uk International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses. English language requirements For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training): overall score 6.5 no sub-test less than 6.5 or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification: Common equivalent English language qualifications All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme: ibTOEFL: 92; no sub-test less than: Reading: 23 Listening:23 Speaking: 23 Writing: 24 CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 176 CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 176 PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 64 overall; no sub-test less than 62 Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme. Pre-sessional courses The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses: School of Modern Languages and Cultures: English for Academic Study BALEAP guide to accredited courses

Course modules

MLitt: You'll take: One core course Five optional courses You'll also produce a dissertation. Semester 1: September to December Research, Resources and Skills for Historians (RRSH) (Core course) Two (or three) optional courses Semester 2: January to March Research, Resources and Skills for Historians (RRSH) (Core course) Three (or two) optional courses Summer: April to September Dissertation Find out more about core and optional courses Teaching and assessment Teaching is mainly seminar and discussion-based, in small classes. Technical skills are taught through lectures and workshops associated with the core course, while the conceptual foundations for gender history are taught through the weekly seminars. Independent and self-reflective critical work is fostered through written assignments and seminar presentations, culminating in the dissertation. Programme alteration or discontinuation The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Legal statements: Disclaimer. Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip: You'll take: One core course Five optional courses You'll also produce a dissertation. Semester 1: September to December Research, Resources and Skills for Historians (RRSH) (Core course) Two (or three) optional courses Semester 2: January to March Research, Resources and Skills for Historians (RRSH) (Core course) Three (or two) optional courses Summer: April to September Dissertation Find out more about core and optional courses Teaching and assessment Teaching is mainly seminar and discussion-based, in small classes. Technical skills are taught through lectures and workshops associated with the core course, while the conceptual foundations for gender history are taught through the weekly seminars. Independent and self-reflective critical work is fostered through written assignments and seminar presentations, culminating in the dissertation. Programme alteration or discontinuation The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Legal statements: Disclaimer.

Assessment methods

Dissertation

Sponsorship information

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MLitt Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 Months
MLitt Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Year 1 (EU) 12 Months
MLitt Full-time September 2019 16,650 per Year 1 (International) 12 Months
MLitt Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 Months
MLitt Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Year 1 (England) 12 Months
MLitt Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 Months
MLitt Part-time September 2019 850 per Credit (Scotland) 24 Months
MLitt Part-time September 2019 850 per Credit (Wales) 24 Months
MLitt Part-time September 2019 850 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 24 Months
MLitt Part-time September 2019 850 per Credit (England) 24 Months
MLitt Part-time September 2019 850 per Credit (EU) 24 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 16,650 per Year 1 (International) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Year 1 (England) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Year 1 (EU) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 850 per Credit (England) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 850 per Credit (EU) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 850 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 850 per Credit (Scotland) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 850 per Credit (Wales) 24 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 11,100 per Year 1 (International) 9 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 5,100 per Year 1 (EU) 9 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 5,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 9 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 5,100 per Year 1 (England) 9 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 5,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 9 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 5,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 9 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2019 850 per Credit (England) 18 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2019 850 per Credit (Scotland) 18 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2019 850 per Credit (EU) 18 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2019 850 per Credit (Wales) 18 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2019 850 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 18 Months

Campus details

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University of Glasgow G12 8QQ Scotland

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