This MA introduces you to the advanced study of the history of the modern world, investigating historical change within a broader conceptual and theoretical framework.
One core taught module in Term 1 provides a solid foundation in the approaches to the study of society and culture in historical context from the early modern period to the contemporary world; while a second analyses key components of ‘the modern’ as it has unfolded across the world. Optional modules explore key themes in modern history in Term 2.
You’ll be able to take advantage of the Department’s six research centres, including participating in the lively schedule of academic research seminars, lectures and conferences.
The programme will particularly appeal if you wish to acquire the conceptual and practical skills needed to conduct further research in history.
AUTUMN TERM ◾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 Modern History (HI998) (30 CATS)
Indicative outline syllabus:
Week 1: Defining Modernity and Modern History
Week 2: Capitalism
Week 3: Gender
Week 4: Class
Week 5: Everyday Life
Week 6: Reading Week
Week 7: Post-colonialism
Week 8: Sexuality
Week 9: Subjectivity and the Self
Week 10: Memory
SPRING TERM ◾Two Optional Modules: to be selected from options listed below (30 CATS each)
SUMMER TERM ◾Dissertation (15,000 words) (60 CATS)