This innovative MA course is one of the first in the UK to focus specifically on global history, offering you the chance to investigate one of the most dynamic areas of current historical enquiry and debate. At its centre is a core module exploring the way in which global history has emerged, the methods it adopts, the subject areas it addresses and the criticisms it has attracted.
Throughout, you are encouraged to explore how the global can be investigated in relation to the regional and the local, as part of wider debates on historical methods and interpretation. This provides a route into studying major regions of the globe, including Latin America, India and China. You’ll also benefit from the Department’s Global History and Culture Centre, with the option to participate in seminars, lectures and conferences arranged by the Centre.
The course offers an excellent route into PhD research in the emerging field of global history and culture. Recent postgraduates have also advanced into careers in the cultural sector, consultancy and teaching.
◾Core Module: Theory, Skills & Methods (HI989) (30 CATS) A compulsory course designed to help students acquire the methodological skills needed to undertake an extended piece of historical research and writing.
◾Core Module: Themes in Early Modern History (HI992) (30 CATS)
Week 1: Introduction Week 2: Key Early Modern debates Week 3: Religion Week 4: Politics and state building or revolutions Week 5: Global expansion/colonialism Week 7: Science, tecnology & environment Week 8: Society & culture Week 9: The public sphere & communicative practices Week 10: Comparative Early Modernities
SPRING TERM ◾Two Optional Modules: to be selected from options listed below (30 CATS each)
SUMMER TERM ◾Dissertation (15,000 words) (60 CATS)