University of Reading

University of Reading

History

From Africa through South Asia and the Middle East, the MA History offers a wide-reaching pathway in non-western history right up to the present day. The MA is ideal for any student planning to pursue or enhance a career in teaching and education, or engagement in media, public history, and the museum and archive sectors. It can also help you to follow your intellectual curiosity and develop your own research interests. This course offers an opportunity to build a pathway tailored to your personal interests, through a range of optional courses and individual research projects. This includes unique optional pathways in public history and public engagement, and art history, delivered by academics actively engaged in the media and eminent art historians and experts in material culture. You will be working with academics at the cutting edge of research in their field, whose research feeds into teaching, and will focus on creating a research network to support your career including social media training for researchers and academics. You will investigate the application of computational technologies to the arts, humanities and cultural heritage, and will benefit from teaching delivery via flexible modes of attendance which can adapt to suit changing circumstances. Thanks to our cooperation with other departments as well as with the Museum of English Rural Life and the Institute of Education, you can rely on a wide range of expertise and work in a truly interdisciplinary environment. **Careers** Thanks to the possibility of building your own pathway within our MA programme, you can specialise in your preferred area. You may continue your academic development with doctoral research, or pursue a career as a teacher, archivist, or in museums. Many of our students have specialised in local history and later progressed to jobs in the heritage and conservation sector. In addition, your experience of individual research will help you to develop valuable transferable skills. You will have demonstrated your ability to understand and apply complex ideas; to collect and analyse large quantities of information; to manage your own time and motivate yourself; to construct reasoned and articulate arguments; and to reach carefully balanced judgements. This should equip you to embark upon a range of professional careers. **Modules** - USA and China - Early modern emotions - Public history: history and the public sphere - from museums to theme parks - Violence and conflict in twentieth-century Africa - Building a new Jerusalem: the emergence of the Labour Party at the turn of the twentieth century

Entry requirements

MA: You are normally required to obtain a good (2:1) second class honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK); however, the Department also invites approaches from other graduates who can demonstrate suitable ability and commitment. IELTS: 7.0 overall with no element less than 6.0 (or equivalent).

Course modules

Sample modules may include: * USA and China * Early modern emotions * Public History: history and the public sphere - from museums to theme parks * Violence and conflict in twentieth century Africa * Building a new Jerusalem: the emergence of the Labour Party at the turn of the twentieth century Check our website for more details of the course structure.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (England) 12 Months
MA Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 12 Months
MA Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 12 Months
MA Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Scotland) 12 Months
MA Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (EU) 12 Months
MA Full-time September 2019 16,045 per Whole course (International) 12 Months
MA Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Wales) 12 Months
MA Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 24 Months
MA Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (EU) 24 Months
MA Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Wales) 24 Months
MA Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 24 Months
MA Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (England) 24 Months
MA Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Scotland) 24 Months
MA Part-time September 2019 16,045 per Whole course (International) 24 Months
MA Mixed mode September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (EU) 48 Months
MA Mixed mode September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 48 Months
MA Mixed mode September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (England) 48 Months
MA Mixed mode September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 48 Months
MA Mixed mode September 2019 16,045 per Whole course (International) 48 Months
MA Mixed mode September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Scotland) 48 Months
MA Mixed mode September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Wales) 48 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Reading RG6 6UR South East

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