University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Early Modern History

This course looks at the economic, political, social and cultural changes that were seen throughout the world between c.1500 and c.1800. Events such as the British civil wars, the settling of the �New World�, the early stages of industrialisation, and the French Revolution transformed the way people thought and lived. This MA allows you to explore this momentous period with a group of internationally renowned scholars.

Entry requirements

A first-class degree or equivalent in history or other humanities or social science discipline from a UK or overseas university is required for the MA Historical Research. All other courses require a 2.1 honours degree. English language requirements- Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: research presentation; early modernities; dissertation. Optional modules: ways of seeing: art, history and the renaissance; burying the white gods: indigenous people in the early modern colonial world; universal reform in revolutionary England: exploring the hartlib papers; eighteenth-century print culture; language and society in early modern England; religious tolerance and intolerance in early modern Europe.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by bibliographical and source-based exercises, written papers, oral presentation, dissertation (15,000 words).

Sponsorship information

University and AHRC Studentships are available. You�ll need to submit your application by the University deadline in March preceding a September entry.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,750 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 14,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

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