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MA Race and Resistance

Programme code:MA-HIST/R&RUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Sean Fear Contact

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

Good Honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate subject.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of History

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of History

Programme specification:

The MA in Race and Resistance aims to provide students with strong research training and breadth and depth of knowledge of historical and theoretical approaches to race and strategies of resistance. It is designed to serve both as a stand-alone introduction to important debates about race, and as a preparation year for subsequent doctoral research. The programme has a strong historical core, but offers a wide range of interdisciplinary components, drawing particularly on literary, sociological and cultural studies methodologies.

The programme is structured around two core modules: 'Researching Race & resistance" (HIST5853M) and 'Approaches to Race' (HIST 5838M) which provides a broad conceptual introduction to research on race and resistance in the Americas, Africa, Britain, the Caribbean and India, and which spans a number of disciplines. As part of this module students will participate in a field trip to a local museum or historic house which illuminates Britain’s complex racial history.

In addition to the core modules, students on the programme choose two optional modules. Typical offerings include: Black Internationalism, The Rise and Fall of Apartheid in South Africa; India since 1947: Community, Caste and Political Violence; Patriotic Protest in the U.S.A; Coolies, Convicts and Concubines: Slavery and ‘Unfree’ labour in India and the Indian Ocean World; The European Minorities Problem.

Students will also complete a 15 000 word dissertation. The University of Leeds has considerable research expertise in the area, and has in recent years built up its library holdings in both contemporary printed materials, electronic collections, as well as manuscripts and microforms including for example, the recent purchase of a large collection of South African newspapers from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and American newspapers and civil rights and black power organizational records.

Students in the programme will also have access to a wide range of regular and well-attended inter-disciplinary research seminars including the American Research Seminar, the South-Asian Research Seminar, Centre for Race and Ethnicity studies seminar, the Centre for African Studies Seminar, and the Post-Colonial research group. In addition, core faculty regularly host international workshops and visiting professors, all of which make the University of Leeds a unique and exciting place at which to be pursuing MA studies in the area of race and resistance.

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[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

HIST5838MApproaches to Race30 creditsSemester 1
HIST5840MMA Race and Resistance: Dissertation60 credits1 Oct to 30 Sep (12mth)
HIST5853MResearching Race and Resistance30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

- Candidates will be required to study 60 credits from the following list of optional modules.
- Not all optional modules will necessarily be on offer in any given year. The School will not normally expect to run modules with fewer than two students.

ENGL5105MCaribbean and Black British Writing30 creditsSemester 2
ENGL5836MTurks, Moors, and Jews: Staging the Exotic in the Renaissance30 creditsSemester 1
FOAR5000MEngaging the Modern City: The Civic Researcher30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST5020MMaking History: Archive Collaborations30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
HIST5839MBlack Internationalism30 creditsNot running in 201920
HIST5841MIndia since 1947: Community, Caste and Political Violence30 creditsSemester 2
HIST5842MPatriotic Protest: Social Movements and Political Dissent in the United States of America30 creditsSemester 2
HIST5844MSexuality and Disease in African History30 creditsSemester 2
HIST5846MContesting Patriarchy: Debating Gender Justice in Colonial and Post-Colonial India.30 creditsNot running in 201920
HIST5852MHistories of Migration from Early Modern to Modern30 creditsNot running in 201920
HIST5854MRevolutions: Theory and Comparative Histories30 creditsSemester 2
HIST5865MInsurgency and Counterinsurgency30 creditsSemester 2
HIST5961MAnti-Apartheid: Cultures of the Struggle30 creditsSemester 2
HIST5964MRace and Second Wave Feminism in the US30 creditsNot running in 201920
SLSP5360MResearching Inequality in the Media30 creditsSemester 2

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