University of Leicester

University of Leicester

History

The programme provides students with knowledge and understanding of central themes and issues concerned with the study of history in different periods, contexts and settings and in-depth knowledge of a number of specific aspects of the past. It provides students with knowledge, understanding and experience of research methods and practices in history. They also develop transferable skills in communication, self-management and planning. The programme includes the training and support necessary to plan and carry out an extended research project to a high standard. It equips students with the research skills needed for historical research at doctoral level.

Entry requirements

Applicants are normally expected to have achieved an upper 2nd Class Honours degree in history or a cognate subject. Applications are also invited from those who do not possess the normal admission requirements but who can show enthusiasm and competence by having attended relevant certificated courses, by submitting published work or by writing qualifying essays to a 1st degree standard.

Course modules

Core modules: historical research methods; history and social theory; dissertation (15-20,000 words). Options (subject to availability): mastering medieval sources; the crusades in the eastern Mediterranean; discovering the holocaust; white supremacy: rhetoric and reality in the USA; church, state and people: religion in modern Russia; the English revolution, 1640-1660: histories and sources; understanding the history of American foreign relations; political leadership in 20th century Britain.

Assessment methods

Each module is assessed by coursework that takes a variety of forms and includes group work as well as individual assignments. All MA students complete a dissertation of 15-20,000 words, working closely with their research supervisor.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MRes Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MRes Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MRes Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,105 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MRes Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MRes Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MRes Part-time October 2016 - 2 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,105 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Part-time October 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leicester Leicester LE1 7RH East Midlands

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Key information

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Postgraduate Administrator
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