There are more slaves alive today than at any point in history. Around the world, nearly 46 million people are forced to work against their will for no pay. Taught by academic and practitioner experts, this internationally recognised course is the first of its kind in the world. It will provide you with the academic grounding of the study of contemporary slavery as well as comprehensive training on how best to achieve the liberation and social reintegration of those in slavery. As this is a distance-learning course, the majority of content is taught online with two face-to-face modules at Nottingham, allowing you to connect with the programme and other students from across the globe.
MA duration is 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time.
PGDip duration is 9 months full-time,18 months part-time.
PGCert duration is 9 months full-time, 13 months part-time.
Our MRes programme provide a personalised and focused introduction to postgraduate research allowing you to develop as an independent researcher with the support of an expert in Archives.
It provides a rigorous overview of the current state of scholarship in your selected field, guides you, through a programme of directed, individualised reading, to the selection of a feasible research project, and allows you to complete a substantial piece of research.
The interests of our staff and PhD students are extremely diverse and span the medieval, early modern and modern periods.
Their work encompasses political, social, cultural, economic, military and diplomatic history, across Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and the Americas.
Active seminar programmes, linked to our research centres and MA programmes, enable staff and postgraduates to present their work and listen to eminent visiting speakers.
These are our on-going seminar series:
Recent conferences and workshops have addressed ‘Religion in the Spanish Baroque’, ‘Text and Place in Medieval and Early Modern Europe’, ‘Re-thinking Post- Slavery’ and ‘British Nuclear Culture’.
By pursuing our programmes you’ll gain the skills and knowledge you need to carry out further research towards a PhD.
Our MA programmes are taught by research-active experts who bring their knowledge of, and passion for, their subjects into the seminar room.
Teaching takes place in small-group seminars or workshops and through one-to-one tutorials, as we believe this leads to the best collaboration between students and staff.
We offer programmes in:
You can also pursue an MRes in History or a vocational Masters in Archives and Records Management.
As a postgraduate research student you’ll receive comprehensive skills from the Graduate School, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and History Department.
This will equip you with the research skills you need to successfully complete your PhD.
Our PhD programmes place a strong emphasis on independent research and study, culminating in a 100,000-word dissertation. Two supervisors (normally experts in your chosen field) who will advise and support you through the process.
We welcome enquiries from all postgraduate students interested in studying here and will give you all the academic, practical and pastoral support we can.
Students have a voice here and are represented on the School Postgraduate Committee. There’s also a dedicated staff – student liaison committee to oversee our MA and PhD programmes.
Postgraduate studentships and bursaries are often available.