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The MA in History allows those with a passion for history to take their studies to the next level, to acquire the sophisticated analytical skills to understand the past in a more nuanced way, to choose from a wide range of fascinating and challenging history modules (often unavailable at undergraduate level), to be taught in small groups that truly stimulate and enthuse students and to prepare for doctoral research. Master?s teaching at Nottingham draws directly on the extensive and world-leading research expertise of staff within the School of History. Master?s students are encouraged to engage with the School of History?s vibrant research culture. The MA in History allows considerable flexibility whilst at the same time allowing students to specialise and focus their research interests either thematically or by period by following one of the ?pathways?. The student experience Matt Phillips (MA with Distinction, 2009) ?My MA in History at the University of Nottingham gave me the enthusiasm to pursue research at a doctoral level. I would not have received AHRC funding without the help of departmental staff, who are extremely accommodating to the needs of postgraduate students. The School of History provides an excellent and vibrant space for seminars and the exchange of ideas.? Faye Taylor (MA with Distinction, 2008) ?The double focus on transferable skills and subject knowledge meant I was constantly challenged, and noticed a significant improvement in my academic confidence by the end of the year. The MA allowed me to explore different chronological and theoretical areas within the discipline, guided by experts in the field. The course also gave me a chance to learn languages and to travel ? It prepared me well for PhD study.? Hannah Straw (MA with Merit, 2006) ?The staff are very friendly and helpful and offer you as much guidance or space as you need to complete your studies and are keen to share their knowledge and expertise. The pathway system is great, offering you the chance to specialise in an area but whilst still gaining important awareness of other aspects of the wider period?. Degree structure MA HISTORY (V104) Optional modules (80 credits) The MA in History allows students a free choice of optional modules which can be linked to provide a focused study programme through the degree by following one of five pathways. 1 or 2 ?Themes in History? modules plus: 2-4 optional modules Skills modules (40 credits, compulsory modules designed to provide both theoretical and practical historical research skills at an advanced level) Theory and Evidence (20) Research Skills for Historians (20) Dissertation (60 credits) 20,000-word dissertation of original historical research based upon primary sources. Pathways Modern History pathway Gender History Pathway British History Pathway Medieval History Pathway Warrior Societies Pathway

The MA in History allows those with a passion for history to take their studies to the next level, to acquire the sophisticated analytical skills to understand the past in a more nuanced way, to choose from a wide range of fascinating and challenging history modules (often unavailable at undergraduate level), to be taught in small groups that truly stimulate and enthuse students and to prepare...

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Entry Requirements

2.1in History or related subject Written work is complusory for any non-native English speaker. Applicant will be provided with topics from the school

2.1in History or related subject Written work is complusory for any non-native English speaker. Applicant will be provided with topics from the school

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