Northumbria University Newcastle - History MA

Northumbria University Newcastle

History MA

The MA History course will introduce you to rich historical subjects, as well as how to complete historical research in the digital age. All modules will be taught by staff who are experts in their field and draw upon their expertise to enhance your learning experience.

Offering a flexible approach to study, this course incorporates five core modules, which mix conventional historical study with training in research methods. We include close consideration of the big interpretative questions, animating the study of history today. A particular strength of the course is how it familiarises students with digital history projects and contemporary debates.

These taught modules provide you with the skills needed to write your dissertation on a subject of your choice. Working with a specialist supervisor, your dissertation topic will reflect your interests and showcase your knowledge throughout your degree.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally have:

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree, or equivalent, in a related discipline.

English language requirements:

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

Career Prospects

On completion of this course you will possess expert research skills thanks to your ability to collect, sift through and organise historical data. You will also be able to confidently use state-of-the-art digital researching tools.

Employability skills are embedded throughout all aspects of this course and, on completion, you will possess a range of attributes that are highly valued in today’s competitive job market. These skills include effective workload management, IT, problem solving, communication, teamwork and self-motivation.

Course Details

The MA History course offers a programme of study that will empower you to problematise the past, set your own field of enquiry and test your ability to manage a significant research project.

This course is primarily delivered via a classroom setting, with regular face-to-face supervision. This course can also be undertaken as a distance-learning course through a Virtual Learning Environment (VLR).

Our wide-ranging modules will deepen your historical understanding and help prepare you for the dissertation. 'War and Peace in Historical Context' will develop your understanding of the social, cultural and political consequences of war in rich and varied contexts. 'British Empire and its Imperial Rivals' will enhance your understanding of the global history of colonialism, one of history's most dynamic forces. 'Historical Contexts' has a twofold purpose. It will introduce you to some of the key questions animating current historiography and showcase the historical expertise within the department. Finally, 'History in the Digital Age: Institutions, Issues and Ideas', an innovative and wide-ranging module, will give you the insights and cutting-edge skills needed to make a success of your dissertation.

Year One

Academic Language Skills in FADSS Level 7 (Optional,0 Credits)
Historical Contexts (Core,30 Credits)
War and Peace in Historical Perspective (Core,30 Credits)
History in the Digital Age: Institutions, Issues and Ideas (Core,30 Credits)
History Dissertation (Core,60 Credits)
Britain's Empires: Imperialism and Resistance in the Modern World

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