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  Historical Research (MA)


Online Birkbeck, University of London    School of Historical Studies

Full time & Part time October, January MA 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time 31 January 2025
Education (11) History & Archaeology (19)

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Unleash your passion for history with the MA Historical Research programme at Birkbeck. Tailored to your interests, this flexible postgraduate degree empowers you to craft a bespoke course that aligns with your aspirations. Delve into the core Mastering Historical Research module, where you'll explore key themes and approaches shaping historical research today. Choose from a diverse range of options in history, classics, and archaeology to create a unique learning pathway. The highlight of this programme is the opportunity to conduct independent research culminating in a dissertation under the guidance of esteemed academics. With a second-class honours degree and references, you can embark on this enriching journey. Benefit from practical training in advanced research skills, setting the stage for potential progression to a PhD. Birkbeck's rich academic environment, renowned research excellence, and access to top-notch resources make it the ideal place to nurture your historical curiosity. Join us and unlock a world of historical exploration and academic growth.

About the course

The MA Historical Research is our most flexible postgraduate history degree, offering you the opportunity to develop a pathway that best suits your needs and interests. You will take our flagship Mastering Historical Research module, with lectures from our leading specialists, and then choose from the full range of options offered in history, classics and archaeology. You can formulate a bespoke course which ranges across regions and periods or take a research route specifically designed to give you the intellectual foundations, practical techniques and confidence to pursue a PhD or independent historical research in a particular

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Entry Requirements

A second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) and references.

We offer a one-year Graduate Certificate in History, which can be used as a conversion course if you want to study history at postgraduate level, but have a degree in a significantly different discipline.

Applications are reviewed on their individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners.




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