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Our MA in Modern History offers you an unusually broad choice of modules in African, Indian, Russian, American, Canadian and European history, from both the modern and early modern periods. You take only one compulsory module which leaves you free to tailor your degree to your own interests. You learn a variety of research methods which enable you to write a 15,000-word dissertation, for which you will find plenty of source materials in our library's collections for modern history. You can enhance your studies by attending any of the many seminar series we run. Our library's wide-ranging collections provide you with rich resources for the study of the early modern period through to the 21st century. You have access to newspaper sources, in print, microfilm and online, for example the Nineteenth Century Newspapers from the British Library, The Times Digital Archive, The Historical New York Times and, for full text news sources worldwide since 1980, Nexis. For parliamentary and government papers we have: all series of the calendar of state papers and related series on microfilm, letters and papers of the reign of Henry VIII, the complete state papers domestic (1509-1702), Home Office correspondence, 1782-1820 and the main papers of the House of Lords, 1509-1696 the Lords and Commons Journals online access to House of Commons papers for the 18th -21st centuries through House of Commons Parliamentary Papers and extensive collections of papers in print and microfilm from the National Archives. Our collection of early journals is extensive. You have online access through Eighteenth Century Journals and British Periodicals Online, augmenting the Library's extensive print and microfilm collections. Our Special Collections contain early printed books, as well as manuscript and archive collections, including papers from modern political figures, such as Edward Boyle, Henry Drummond-Wolff, Sir Harry Legge-Bourke and Merlyn Rees. We also house The Alf Mattison Collection of printed works and papers relating to the history of the Labour Party. Further collections of archive and manuscript material are available in our microfilm collection, for example The Rawlinson Manuscript Collection in the Bodleian Library, and also online, for example Mass Observation Online and Empire Online. Books for the early modern period and the eighteenth century are accessible through the online databases Early English Books Online and Eighteenth Century Collections Online, which augment our own substantial print collections from these periods. The Nineteenth Century Index gives you online access to records of material published in the 19th and early 20th century. We offer a number of Career Groups, comprising of history students interested in a specific career who meet regularly, on-line and in person, to share advice and discover how to progress towards their chosen professions. Graduates from the MA in Modern History have gone on to develop careers in research, teaching and the private sector. We are one of the country's foremost centres of historical research. The 2008 Research Assessment Exercise judged 65 per cent of our research as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent'.

Our MA in Modern History offers you an unusually broad choice of modules in African, Indian, Russian, American, Canadian and European history, from both the modern and early modern periods. You take only one compulsory module which leaves you free to tailor your degree to your own interests. You learn a variety of research methods which enable you to write a 15,000-word dissertation, for which...

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