2023/24 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue
MA Modern History
|Programme code:||MA-MODHIS-FT||UCAS code:|
|Duration:||12 Months||Method of Attendance:||Full Time|
|Programme manager:||Prof James Harris||Contact address:||J.R.Harris@leeds.ac.uk|
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:
|HIST5015M||Dissertation (MA)||60 credits||1 Oct to 30 Sep (12mth)|
|HIST5055M||Practising Modern History||30 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
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|
|HIST5020M||Making History: Archive Collaborations||30 credits||Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)|
|HIST5031M||Secrecy and Espionage in Early Modern Europe||30 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|HIST5032M||Reformation(s): Belief and Culture in Early Modern Europe||30 credits||Not running in 202324|
|HIST5150M||Creating History: Political Memoirs and the Construction of British Political History||30 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|HIST5225M||Gender and Power in Early Modern Europe||30 credits||Not running in 202324|
|HIST5231M||Medicine and Warfare in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries||30 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|HIST5540M||Defending the Nation: Britain during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, 1793 to 1815||30 credits||Not running in 202324|
|HIST5720M||Revolution and Rebirth: Eastern Europe and the USSR, 1985-99||30 credits||Not running in 202324|
|HIST5750M||Social Histories of South Africa||30 credits||Not running in 202324|
|HIST5830M||Stalinist Terror||30 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|HIST5839M||Black Internationalism||30 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
|HIST5844M||Sexuality and Disease in African History||30 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|HIST5852M||Histories of Migration from Early Modern to Modern||30 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|HIST5880M||Approaches to the History of Health and Medicine||30 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
|HIST5910M||The Idea of Black Culture||30 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
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