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This MPhil programme gives you an opportunity to develop your historical knowledge and research skills beyond undergraduate level. It is suitable for recent history graduates or historians currently working in the field in a variety of roles seeking to pursue an academic career or develop their understanding of a particular area of history. It can also assist teachers of history at secondary level to work with older students at tertiary or higher education levels. The course consists of a series of research seminars. You will be allocated a tutor to supervise your research project which will form the basis of an original piece of historical research. Expertise exists across a number of historical periods and topics to support your research throughout the course. Attendance The programme is delivered on a full-time basis between 1-2 years or on a part-time basis between 3-4 years. Assessment The MPhil is awarded on the completion of a 50,000 word thesis, which is examined by an external expert in the subject area. At the midpoint of your programme, you are required to complete a 4,000 word report which includes a literature review, an outline of the topic and an indication of your future research objectives. This report will be examined by a member of Newman University College or University of Leicester to assess your fitness to progress to the thesis writing stage. Special features The course builds on Newman?s highly successful undergraduate programmes in history. Teaching staff have a wide range of research interests and expertise, and this was recognised in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise when the subject area was awarded a 2* rating of international recognition in terms of originality, significance and rigour. Research areas You will be supported by well respected tutors in your chosen field of study. Research skills seminars and regular meetings with tutors from Newman and University of Leicester form the basis of study. As this is a smaller department you will receive a high level of personal attention and supervision from your tutors over the length of your course. Staff research areas Dr Ian Cawood The First and Second World Wars British Political History 1867-1918 History of British Cinema 1930-1970 History and Education in Britain in the 20th century Dr Esther Eidinow Ancient Greek Cultural History Ancient Greek Magic and Religion Sexuality and the Body in Antiquity Dr Noelle Plack The French Revolution and Napoleonic Empire Social and Economic History of 18th and 19th Century France The History of Wine The Ancient Regime Peasantry Dr Chris Upton The History of the West Midlands ? Political, Social or Cultural The History of Housing in Britain The History of Education in Britain Popular History and Museology Dr Marie Rowlands (visiting Fellow) Tudor Britain Catholic Recusancy

This MPhil programme gives you an opportunity to develop your historical knowledge and research skills beyond undergraduate level. It is suitable for recent history graduates or historians currently working in the field in a variety of roles seeking to pursue an academic career or develop their understanding of a particular area of history. It can also assist teachers of history at secondary...

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