2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue
MA Modern History
|Programme code:||MA-MODHIS-FT||UCAS code:|
|Duration:||12 Months||Method of Attendance:||Full Time|
|Programme manager:||Dr Adam Cathcart||Contact address:||firstname.lastname@example.org|
Total credits: 180
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
Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:
The MA in Modern History provides students with both a generic training in the key skills required of a professional historian, and a detailed knowledge in a range of areas relevant to Modern history as a sub-discipline of history.
At the end of the programme students should have attained a level of professional competency and confidence sufficient to conduct independent, unsupervised, high quality research in their area of specialism. They will have acquired the research skills and standards required for locating, processing, analysing and communicating historical material, and become aware of the methodological and historiographical assumptions of themselves and others.
Throughout the programmes students will benefit from the advantages of working with specialist teachers and supervisors in a large research-led department, and access to the superb library facilities.
The School of History achieved a GPA of 3.23 in the UK government’s world-renowned Research Excellence assessment. It is thus ranked amongst the top research Universities for History in the UK.
University's Brotherton library houses one of the largest research collections in Britain and is particularly renowned for its historical materials, which included the Leeds Russian Archives and the Liddell collection of materials on the two World wars. In addition there are buses from campus to the nearby British Library branch at Boston Spa, and there is ready access to the Leeds Public Library, the Yorkshire Archaeological Society and the West Yorkshire Archives Service.
Year1 - View timetable
Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:
|HIST5000M||Research Methodology in History||30 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
|HIST5640M||Dissertation (History)||60 credits||1 Oct to 30 Sep (12mth)|
Candidates will be required to study 90 credits from the following optional modules:
- Candidates will be required to study 90 credits from the following 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.
|FOAR5000M||Engaging the Modern City: The Civic Researcher||30 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
|HIST5020M||Making History: Archive Collaborations||30 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
|HIST5031M||Secrecy and Espionage in Early Modern Europe||30 credits||Semester 1|
|HIST5032M||Reformation(s): Belief and Culture in Early Modern Europe||30 credits||Semester 2|
|HIST5035M||Approaches to Contemporary European History||30 credits||Semester 1|
|HIST5065M||'The continuation of war by other means’ : Case Studies in Wartime Diplomacy 1931-1945||30 credits||Semester 2|
|HIST5225M||Gender and Power in Early Modern Europe||30 credits||Semester 2|
|HIST5231M||Medicine and Warfare in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries||30 credits||Not running in 201920|
|HIST5540M||Defending the Nation: Britain during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, 1793 to 1815||30 credits||Semester 2|
|HIST5830M||Stalinist Terror||30 credits||Semester 1|
|HIST5839M||Black Internationalism||30 credits||Not running in 201920|
|HIST5841M||India since 1947: Community, Caste and Political Violence||30 credits||Semester 2|
|HIST5842M||Patriotic Protest: Social Movements and Political Dissent in the United States of America||30 credits||Semester 2|
|HIST5844M||Sexuality and Disease in African History||30 credits||Semester 2|
|HIST5846M||Contesting Patriarchy: Debating Gender Justice in Colonial and Post-Colonial India.||30 credits||Not running in 201920|
|HIST5851M||Death, Dying and the Dead in Twentieth-Century Britain||30 credits||Semester 2|
|HIST5852M||Histories of Migration from Early Modern to Modern||30 credits||Not running in 201920|
|HIST5854M||Revolutions: Theory and Comparative Histories||30 credits||Semester 2|
|HIST5860M||Britain and the Slave Trade||30 credits||Semester 1|
|HIST5865M||Insurgency and Counterinsurgency||30 credits||Semester 2|
|HIST5867M||The Fragility of the Spanish State: Identity, Conflict and Resistance, 1808-1939||30 credits||Not running in 201920|
|HIST5961M||Anti-Apartheid: Cultures of the Struggle||30 credits||Semester 2|
|HIST5964M||Race and Second Wave Feminism in the US||30 credits||Not running in 201920|
Last updated: 04/09/2019
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