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The Department of History at the University of Sheffield is one of the most active centres for teaching and historical research in the UK. We offer expert teaching and supervision in a wide range of areas stretching from late antiquity to the contemporary period, extending geographically from North America to South Asia and from Britain to southern Africa. The Independent Evaluation of Teaching confirmed that we provide an excellent quality of education, informed by a high standard of research, imaginative thinking about the curriculum and innovative methods of delivery. We combine this with an excellent rating of 5 for our research, awarded in the last two Research Assessment Exercises.
Sheffield offers a stimulating, friendly and informal study environment. We aim to encourage you to achieve your full potential. You will be taught or supervised by world class academic staff who have published widely and are at the forefront of their fields. Sheffield is a leading centre for the development of electronic resources used in both teaching and research, such as The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913.
We have interdisciplinary research centres such as the Sheffield Centre for the Study of Genocide and Mass Violence and The Centre for Research into Freemasonry; we are also part of the Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies. The opportunity to acquire vocational experience through our Work Placement module is a unique feature of the Sheffield MA. Examples of recent placements include archive work for a local archaeological consultancy company, exhibition research and design for English Heritage, working with teachers in Sheffield schools, cataloguing small collections in the Sheffield Archives, working in the Humanities Research Institute on the Old Bailey Online project devising a publicity strategy and analysing digitised material, and designing online learning environments for school children studying history.
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This course looks at the economic, political, social and cultural changes that were seen throughout the world between c.1500 and c.1800, allowing you to explore this momentous period with a group of internationally renowned scholars. Read more
One of Britain’s leading centres for the postgraduate study of global, international and imperial histories, the Department of History brings together internationally recognised expertise in the histories of South, East and Southeast Asia, Africa and the Americas, as well as in the wider history of imperialism, decolonisation, migration, war, humanitarianism and globalisation. Read more
Aspects of the medieval past continue to fascinate the public imagination. Medieval castles, abbeys and churches are some of the most frequently visited heritage sites in Britain, while television programmes about the more bloodthirsty aspects of the period prove consistently popular. Read more