Coventry University - History MA

Coventry University

History MA

MA History is an exciting opportunity to study global history through local lenses and explore the relationship between war and the media, the history of environmentalism, indigenous voices, and gender history. Through innovative, digital and real-world assessments, MA History prepares students for their professional futures by equipping them with transferable and essential analytical, research and management skills. Students are given insights in the ways in which the history of modern society, culture, and the media shape the world today.

  • The MA in History builds on Coventry’s highly successful BA History (Hons) course by offering a research-led and student-inspired postgraduate course aimed at developing the research and professional skills of students, equipping them with essential skills to thrive in an increasingly global and mediatized world. 
  • The course explores essential questions about the nature and ownership of history. It explores important debates about the role of the media and social change in modern history through an interdisciplinary series of modules.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally hold a good undergraduate degree, in a social science or humanities-related subject, or equivalent international grade/qualification, from a recognized University. 

IELTS: 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. If you don't meet the English language requirements, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course.

Career Prospects

On successful completion of the course a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a systematic understanding and critical awareness of modern social and cultural history
  • Critically evaluate current advanced scholarship and methodology in the field of history
  • Apply, identify, analyze and critically evaluate a range of historical perspectives and conflicting historical interpretations
  • Evidence awareness of the diverse contexts (historical, social, and cultural) of past and present whilst practising ethically sound and culturally aware historical and professional research skills
  • Conduct specialist independent research at the forefront of knowledge through the use of advanced research methods including synthesising and disseminating research in a critical fashion
  • Communicate advanced concepts and analysis to a range of specialist and non-specialist audiences through a variety of communication methods (oral, visual, digital and written).

Course Details

Students on the course will examine questions about: the creation and preservation of history; exploring the potential ramifications of who controls the past; the impact of the media on framing and understanding historical events across the world; examining the ways in which our understanding of the past and the present is often a result of mediatisation; and the role that historical debates and events play in current discussions surrounding race and gender.

The themes and topics at the heart of the MA include environmental and indigenous history, the history of the wartime media, and the history of gender and social change. It also draws on the interdisciplinary expertise of the School’s International Relations and Politics teams, allowing students to gain a better and more comprehensive insight into the historical development of the modern period.

Year One

• War, Media and Society in the Twentieth Century
• Research Skills for the Postgraduate
• Decolonial Thinking, Indigenous Peoples, and Sustainability
• Changing Character of War and Terrorism
• Gender and Social Change in 20th Century Britain
• Cultural Heritage and Public History
• 21st Century Populism
• Leading Diverse Workforces
• Final Research Project

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