This MA enables students to undertake close study of the history of Britain, Europe and the wider world between c.1500-1800, highlighting themes of political, cultural, religious and social history. Students choose from a wide range of modules and take two compulsory core courses on practical skills and methodological approaches. Leads to further research or careers in museums, journalism, finance and the cultural sector.
- One of the best history departments in the world, ranked 3rd in the Sunday Times 2013 rankings for History.
- King's graduates enjoy one of the best employment rates and starting salaries in the UK. King’s is the Sunday Times ‘Best University for Graduate Employment 2012-3’.
- A wide set of optional modules all taught by established experts in the field
- A rigorous core course that trains students in historical research in archives, manuscripts, print and objects
- Central London location and staff expertise offers students unrivalled access to world-class museums, collections, archives and libraries as well as easy access to resources in Europe.
- Vibrant research culture of seminars, workshops and conferences in the department and at the Institute of Historical Research, in which students are encouraged to participate.
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- Description -
The early modern team at King's includes experts in the histories of the Reformation and the Enlightenment; gender; the material world of the Renaissance; race and racism, and on Britain, Ireland, France, the Netherlands, Portugal and the Iberian world. Our research connects the political and the social, the cultural and the religious dimensions of the early modern world, and our programme encourages interdisciplinary perspectives on early modern history.
The MA programme bridges the conventional division between British and European history, focusing on ways in which cultural, political and social themes stretch across the period c.1500-1800. The course ends with a tightly focused dissertation, but it begins by encouraging students to test concepts (identity, mentality, religion); to challenge models of change (modernization, state-building, the civilising process, reformation, enlightenment and revolution); and to try out methodologies (cultural history, gender, thinking with material objects, global history, using digital data).
- Course purpose -
The MA Early Modern History programme offers a rigorous introduction to the advanced study of early modern history, providing training in the historiographical and technical skills necessary for doctoral study, but is also designed for those who want to deepen their knowledge of the period.
- Course format and assessment -
Full-time study: 4-8 hours of taught classes per week plus dissertation tutorials.
Part-time study: 2-6 hours of taught classes per week plus dissertation tutorials.
The MA in Early Modern History modules are assessed by written coursework (and for one required module, a take-home exam). The 15,000 word dissertation enables students to research a topic of their choice, working one-to-one with an academic supervisor.
Leads to further research or careers in museums, education, journalism, finance, politics and the cultural sector.
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Scholarships & Funding:
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