Following a similar path to our Modern History MA, the Paris option allows you to spend your first term at our Canterbury campus with full access to its excellent academic and recreational facilities, before relocating to our Paris centre for the spring term, studying in a historic corner of Montparnasse.
The programme focuses on the period c1500-2000, and draws on the considerable range of expertise within the School to offer a broad selection of modules, allowing you to tailor your programme to your interests. You can also study the Modern History MA at Canterbury only.
You learn from academics regarded as experts in their fields and research areas. You develop your capacity to think critically about past events, approach primary and secondary sources from a variety of perspectives and strive to understand the complex issues surrounding context and significance. In addition, you engage with the wider historiography and discourse associated with your studies, understanding the structure and nature of cultural, political and social forces in the modern period.
In Paris, you take the Paris-specific history module, England and France: Two kingdoms, two images, c1500-1700, and can choose between an historical independent research essay or select a ‘wild’ option from the range of humanities modules offered in Paris.
In the final term, you complete your MA by writing an 18-20,000-word dissertation on a research topic defined in collaboration with an academic supervisor.
All teaching is provided in English, by University of Kent academics.
The following modules are indicative of those offered on this programme. This list is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation. Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules. You may also have the option to take modules from other programmes so that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas that interest you.
HI878 - Methods and Interpretations of Historical Research (30 credits) HI915 - Landscapes of the Great War: Interpretations and Representations (30 credits) HI823 - Testimonies of War: Oral History in Theory and Practice (30 credits) HI828 - Ireland and the First World War (30 credits) HI866 - Science and Medicine in Context (30 credits) HI874 - Religion and Society in Seventeenth-Century England (30 credits) HI826 - Literary Undergrounds and Anarchists in the Basement (12 credits) AR814 - Architecture and Cities 1840s - 1960s (30 credits) CP807 - Diaspora and Exile (30 credits) EN899 - Paris: The Residency (30 credits) FI815 - Film and Modernity (30 credits) FR803 - Paris and the European Enlightenment (30 credits) FR820 - Paris: Reality and Representation (30 credits) HI821 - Best of Enemies: Images of Britain and France in the 19th and 20th Cent (30 credits)
All courses are assessed by coursework, and the dissertation counts for half the final grade (comprising one third assessed preparation, two thirds actual dissertation).