University of Strathclyde

University of Strathclyde

Historical Studies

This taught postgraduate programme aims to introduce students to advanced level study of history, while deepening historical understanding and awareness. Students can choose to study thematic, historiographical or theoretical topics across a broad chronological and geographical range. There's also the possibility of specialising in a particular area such as: International relations history in the 19th and 20th Centuries; early modern Scottish history.

Entry requirements

1st or Upper 2nd Class Honours degree in history or overseas equivalent. A suitable minimum level of competency in the English language if the 1st language is not English. For postgraduate studies, the University of Strathclyde requires a minimum overall score of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent; TOEFL overall score required is 90 to 95 in the IBT (internet-based test).

Course modules

Core modules: sources, skills and methods for historians 1; sources, skills and methods for historians 2. Option modules: Palaeography, c1500-c1800; Britain, France and the United States, 1945-1958 (diplomacy, strategy and alliance); transatlantic influences (the United States and Europe after 1958); nationalism and nation-states in the Arab Middle East, 1900-1945; plantations by land and sea, 1540-1700; pharmaceuticals, ethics and health, 1800-1980; segregation, migration and war (African-Americans, 1910-1930); the patriarchal family in early modern society; governing highs and health (history and the control of drugs); work and occupational health in the 20th Century; themes in the history of health and colonial medicine in South Asia; war, sacrifice and the nation in Europe, 1789-1918; Scotland and Ulster in the early modern North Atlantic world; the lordship of the isles; food and health in the West during the 20th Century.

Assessment methods

Students write a dissertation of 15,000 words.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,000 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,700 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,700 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,700 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,700 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,000 per Year 1 (England) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (International) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 9 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,700 per Year 1 (Scotland) 18 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,700 per Year 1 (Wales) 18 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,700 per Year 1 (England) 18 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (International) 18 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,700 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 18 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Strathclyde Glasgow G1 1XQ Scotland

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