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FUNDING We are now accepting applications for AHRC and King's Graduate School studentships. For further information and to apply: http:www.kcl.ac.ukgraduatefundingdatabase OVERVIEW Encourages a broad vision to escape rigid divisions of country, period or discipline. Experts teach topics from European nation building to modern British politics. Compulsory modules ?Historical Methods? and ?Advanced Skills for Historians? plus wide choice of optional modules and dissertation based on primary sources. Leads to further research or careers in teaching, archives, the media, finance, politics and heritage industries. KEY BENEFITS -One of the best history departments in the world, ranked 2nd in the UK by The Sunday Times newspaper (2011). -Excellent graduate prospects, amongst the top five in the country (Times Good University Guide, 2010). -Innovative comparative approach to British and Continental European history since the 18th-century. -The central London location offers students unrivalled access to world-class museums, collections, archives and libraries as well as easy access to resources in Europe. -Vibrant research culture, including seminars and conferences at which students are encouraged to participate and give papers. DESCRIPTION The history of modern Europe and Britain has always been central to teaching at King?s. The popular MA programme teaches students the skills required for modern historical study and delves into key topics of the period, from European nation building to modern British politics. The MA is primarily intended for those interested in Continental European andor British History since the mid 18th century and draws upon a wide range of approaches to create a comparative perspective. Students have the opportunity to broaden the number of sources available to them by studying a modern language. Teaching on the MA is underpinned by the belief that an ability to make comparisons between the experience of different societies and polities is vital to understanding historical issues, and a compulsory historiography module has been designed with this in mind. Students are encouraged to think beyond the rigid confines of country, period and discipline. Opportunities to do so are enhanced by the wide choice of modules made available across the School of Arts & Humanities as well as intercollegiately. TEACHING Modules on the MA are taught by weekly seminars students are expected to contribute to discussion and prepare presentations. Students can also attend relevant undergraduate lecture series, such as Europe from 1793-1991 and Politics and Society in Britain, 1780-1945. Students on the 1 year full-time programme attend 4-8 hours of taught classes per week, whilst students following the 2 year part-time MA attend 2-6 hours of taught classes per week. The compulsory 15,000 word dissertation enables students to research a topic of their choice, working one-to-one with an academic supervisor. List of core teaching staff. CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY BRITISH HISTORY (CCBH) The Centre for Contemporary British History (CCBH) joined King?s in September 2010 and has close links with the Department of History, enabling MA students to take CCBH modules and participate in Centre activities. STUDY IN LONDON London not only offers a vast range of resources but also has the advantage of a strong graduate community, where students can follow up a range of interests towards further research. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in the seminars at the Institute of Historical Research (IHR), many of which are convened by members of the Department. COMPULSORY MODULES -Advanced Skills for Historians -Historical Methods -Dissertation (15,000 words) TYPICAL OPTIONAL MODULES -A Second Confessional Age? Religion & Society in Modern Europe -Britain and the Cold War in Europe -Britain and the Cold War in the Extra-European World -Britain and the World Economy, c.1850-1914 -British State Welfare and the State of Welfare in Brit

FUNDING We are now accepting applications for AHRC and King's Graduate School studentships. For further information and to apply: http:www.kcl.ac.ukgraduatefundingdatabase OVERVIEW Encourages a broad vision to escape rigid divisions of country, period or discipline. Experts teach topics from European nation building to modern British politics. Compulsory modules ?Historical Methods? and ?Advanced...

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