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Aberdeen University, Full Time Masters Degrees in History & Archaeology

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You study heritage of the far Northern hemisphere such as Scotland, North Atlantic, Scandinavia, Baltic Europe, Northern Russia and Siberia, and North Pacific North America. Read more

Your programme of study

You study heritage of the far Northern hemisphere such as Scotland, North Atlantic, Scandinavia, Baltic Europe, Northern Russia and Siberia, and North Pacific North America.

Courses listed for the programme

Semester1
Northern Worlds
Theory and Method in Research

Semester 2
Northern People's and Cultures
Advanced Archaeological Approaches

Semester 3
Dissertation in Archaeology of the North

Find out more detail by visiting the programme web page
https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-taught/degree-programmes/22/archaeology-of-the-north/

Why study at Aberdeen?

• Aberdeen is ideally suited for some of the countries most interesting sites in Aberdeenshire, Highlands and world famous Orkney
• You will be taught by a team with professional and research experience
• You get a high level of teaching interaction

Where you study

• University of Aberdeen

International Student Fees 2017/2018

Find out about fees:
https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/international/tuition-fees-and-living-costs-287.php

*Please be advised that some programmes have different tuition fees from those listed above and that some programmes also have additional costs.

Scholarships

View all funding options on our funding database via the programme page
https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-taught/finance-funding-1599.php
https://www.abdn.ac.uk/funding/

Living in Aberdeen

Find out more about:
• Your Accommodation
• Campus Facilities
• Aberdeen City
• Student Support
• Clubs and Societies

Find out more about living in Aberdeen:
https://abdn.ac.uk/study/student-life

Living costs
https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/international/finance.php

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You explore the close links between Irish and Scottish history and immigrant groups as far back as 1286. If you love history and want to find out more about your heritage this is an ideal subject to study. Read more
You explore the close links between Irish and Scottish history and immigrant groups as far back as 1286. If you love history and want to find out more about your heritage this is an ideal subject to study.

COURSES
First Semester
Nations and Unions: Writing Irish and Scottish History
Research Preparation in Historical Studies

Second/Third Semester
Dissertation in Historical Studies
Research Paper
Independent Reading in Historical Studies

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The courses reflect research interests drawn from various disciplines including History, Church History and Divinity, Celtic, English, French, History of Art, Law, Philosophy and Scottish and Irish Studies and is supported by highly specialised teaching and research staff. Read more
The courses reflect research interests drawn from various disciplines including History, Church History and Divinity, Celtic, English, French, History of Art, Law, Philosophy and Scottish and Irish Studies and is supported by highly specialised teaching and research staff. The MLitt provides ample opportunity to use the large depository of late medieval and early modern materials in the University's Special Collection, which has new state of the art rooms in the new Library.

COURSES
First Semester
Palaeography
Latin
Approaching Archives
Research Preparation in Historical Studies

Second Semester
Independent Reading in Historical Studies
Research Preparation in Historical Studies

Third Semester
Dissertation in Historical Studies

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The MLitt will appeal to students who wish to embark on careers in the art trade. It is designed for students with a background in either history of art or business. Read more
The MLitt will appeal to students who wish to embark on careers in the art trade. It is designed for students with a background in either history of art or business. Students are not expected to have knowledge of both disciplines prior to entry.

COURSES
Academic Writing for Divinity, History and Philosophy
Business Economics
Marketing Decision Making
Connoisseurship: Art in Scotland
Art and Business
Art and Business Dissertation


Qualification
MLitt

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The MLitt will appeal to students interested in the history, language and culture of the Scandinavian-speaking peoples, and particularly to those who wish to gain an interdisciplinary insight to this field of research. Read more
The MLitt will appeal to students interested in the history, language and culture of the Scandinavian-speaking peoples, and particularly to those who wish to gain an interdisciplinary insight to this field of research. The programme offers training and thematic courses as well as specialist supervision for a 15,000 word dissertation of the students' own choice. It is suited for students seeking to continue with postgraduate study as well as those simply interested to learn more.

COURSES
Semester 1
Old Norse 1: Language, Literature and Culture
Optional
Palaeography
Special Subject

Semester 2
Old Norse 2 Language, Runes and Place Names
Research Preparation in Historical Studies

Semester 3
Dissertation in Historical Studies

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Students are equipped with research skills to investigate the material culture and heritage of the far northern hemisphere, a region that includes Scotland, the North Atlantic, Scandinavia and Baltic Europe, northern Russia and the circumpolar region through Siberia, the North Pacific and high-latitude North America. Read more

Your programme of study

Students are equipped with research skills to investigate the material culture and heritage of the far northern hemisphere, a region that includes Scotland, the North Atlantic, Scandinavia and Baltic Europe, northern Russia and the circumpolar region through Siberia, the North Pacific and high-latitude North America.

Courses listed for the programme

Semester 1
Theory and Method Research
Optional
Northern Worlds
Viking Archeology
GIS Tools and Techniques
The Museum Idea

Semester 2
Northern Peoples and Cultures
GIS Tools and Techniques
Fundamentals of GIS and Spatial Analysis
Reading Environmental Ethnography
Developing a Theory of Practice: Learning and Museums

Find out more detail by visiting the programme web page
https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-taught/degree-programmes/17/archaeology/

Why study at Aberdeen?

• We are ideally situated to see some world famous sites in Orkney, Aberdeenshire and Highlands
• You are taught by dedicated professionals and researchers
• You could volunteer to be part of sites threatened by rising sea levels

Where you study

• University of Aberdeen

International Student Fees 2017/2018

Find out about fees:
https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/international/tuition-fees-and-living-costs-287.php

*Please be advised that some programmes have different tuition fees from those listed above and that some programmes also have additional costs.

Scholarships

View all funding options on our funding database via the programme page
https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-taught/finance-funding-1599.php
https://www.abdn.ac.uk/funding/

Living in Aberdeen

Find out more about:
• Your Accommodation
• Campus Facilities
• Aberdeen City
• Student Support
• Clubs and Societies

Find out more about living in Aberdeen:
https://abdn.ac.uk/study/student-life

Living costs
https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/international/finance.php

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The course will develop a broad-based understanding of how Ethnology and Folklore evolved, and of their approaches to the major genres of study. Read more
The course will develop a broad-based understanding of how Ethnology and Folklore evolved, and of their approaches to the major genres of study: material culture, custom and belief, oral narrative, song, childlore and games, sports and pastimes.

COURSES
First Semester
History and Core Genes of Ethnology and Folklore
Intellectual Backgrounds and Methodologies

Second Semester
Oral Traditions
Scottish Context and Practical Field Work

Third Semester
Dissertation in Ethnology and Folklore

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MLitt in Museum Studies is will use the University’s own internationally important collections and museums to explore these issues and to give practical experience of working in a museum, working closely with professional as well as academic staff. Read more
MLitt in Museum Studies is will use the University’s own internationally important collections and museums to explore these issues and to give practical experience of working in a museum, working closely with professional as well as academic staff.

COURSES
First Semester
Compulsory
The Museum Idea
Optional
Understanding People and Environment (extended)
Research Skills in Anthropology
Northern Worlds
Theory and Method in Research
Marketing Management
Introduction to Art History for Business
Art and Business
Connoisseurship: Art in Scotland

Second Semester
Compulsory
Curating an Exhibition
Optional
Managing People at Work
The Leadership Challenge
Approaching Archives
Northern Peoples and Cultures
Advanced Archaeological Approaches
Cultural Property Issues: Law, Art, and Museums
Working with Local Communities: Methods and Theory in Museum Practice
Curating and Exhibition
Developing A Theory of Practise: Learning and Museums
Art and Business

Third Semester
Museum Studies Dissertation
Museum Studies Project

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You study literature and culture from the earliest recorded times to the present with a focus on individual writers and comparative context. Read more
You study literature and culture from the earliest recorded times to the present with a focus on individual writers and comparative context. The programme can be combined with MLitt Creative Writing or MLitt Celtic and Anglo Saxon Studies.

COURSES
First Semester
Crosscurrents in Irish and Scottish Literature
MLitt Special Study in Language and Literature
Migration and Postcolonial Theory in Context

Second Semester
Contemporary Irish and Scottish Women's Fiction
Irish and Scottish Science Fiction
MLitt Special Study in Language and Literature
Locations and Dislocations: The Role of Place in Literature
Scott in Context: Walter Scott and His World
The Making of Middle Scots
Oral Traditions

Third Semester
Irish and Scottish Literature

Qualification
MLitt

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If you have an undergraduate degree in in French and Spanish languages, literature, culture or film disciplines the programme analysis social cultural, linguistic and political consequences of colonialism, migration, globalisation and transnationalism. Read more
If you have an undergraduate degree in in French and Spanish languages, literature, culture or film disciplines the programme analysis social cultural, linguistic and political consequences of colonialism, migration, globalisation and transnationalism.

COURSES
First Semester
Compulsory
Migration and Postcolonial Theory in Context
Optional
Crosscurrents in Irish and Scottish Literature
MLitt Special Study in Language and Literature

Second Semester
Locations and Practices of the Postcolonial
Optional
Locations and Dislocations in the Role of Place in Literature
Diaspora and Migration in Contemporary Visual Culture
MLitt Special Study in Language and Literature

Third Semester
Dissertation: MLitt in Migration and Postcolonial Studies

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The programme gives you intensive research training in Modern History preparing you for doctoral research or careers requiring research and communication. Read more
The programme gives you intensive research training in Modern History preparing you for doctoral research or careers requiring research and communication.

COURSES

Special Subject
Engaging with Historiography
Presenting Historical Research
Research Preparation in Historical Studies
Dissertation in Historical Studies
Research Paper
Independent Reading in Historical Studies

Dissertation in Historical Studies

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