A Master's by Research (MA) allows you to undertake a one year (full time) research degree. It contains little or no formal taught component. Such programmes are attractive to those wanting a briefer research degree than a PhD.
Research Master's students choose a specific project to work on and have a greater degree of independence in their work than is the case with a taught masters course.
You'll be expected to work to an approved programme of work which you will develop in conjunction with your supervisor within the first few months of starting your studies. Whilst undertaking the research project you will also have the opportunity to develop your research skills by taking part in training courses and events.
You will be appointed a main supervisor who will normally be part of a supervisory team, comprising up to three members to advise and support you on your project.
At the end of the project you'll write up your findings in the form of a short thesis of around 25,000 words, which will then be examined.
On successful completion, you will be awarded your degree and if you have enjoyed this taste of research you may then decide to apply for the full research doctoral degree (PhD). Every member of staff associated with the History Group is an active researcher with research covering a wide range of topics such as:
• Adult masculinity within the Angevin royal family
• Gender and Piety in late medieval England
• Catholicism in Tudor/ Early Stuart England
• Children and childhood in Vichy France: history and memory c. 1940-1944
• Hospital provision before the NHS
• Representations of Madness in the Great War
• English Battlefield archaeology
• Humanitarian organisations in modern war
• The Victorian Press
• Working-Class Gambling
• British Labour History
• Historical Geography of Europe
• Co-Production of historical knowledge.
You are advised to take time to investigate the University's website to find out more details about the research we conduct. Please visit the Research section of the website to take a look at the information there.
To find out about the staff in this subject area please visit the subject area page, or alternatively, to look at profiles of any of our academic staff, you can visit our academic staff profile page.
You will need to complete a research proposal outlining your areas of interest and when this is submitted along with your research degree application form we will look for the academics within the University who have the expertise and knowledge to supervise you and guide you through your research degree.
“I progressed onto my Master’s by Research with funding from the Heritage Consortium, after doing my undergraduate course at Huddersfield. The History postgraduate community is friendly and welcoming, encouraging academic professionalism to develop in a supportive environment. The weekly Graduate Seminars allow for the flow of different ideas and experiences which we can call on for our own research. One of my highlights was a heritage study trip to Budapest where I presented my research to staff and students at Central European University – a nerve-racking but beneficial experience.”.
Please see our website for full details of entry requirements: View Website