The MA programme is designed to foster the study of history at an advanced level and to develop skills which may form the basis of further research or can be transferred into professions outside the university. The MA in History is divided into four pathways: • Medieval and Early Modern • Modern • Heritage • Digital History
Each of the pathways consists of five taught modules, one of which prepares students for graduate research and a 20,000-word dissertation.
The programme and a range of activities within the Department support the creation of a lively and stimulating student experience. In addition to taught modules and supervision, the Department encourages MA students to attend research seminars, conferences, training events, reading groups and social events run by the department.
The Department prides itself on its placement modules which allow students to build skills in heritage studies and public engagement. The programme also includes an opportunity to undertake an assessed placement in either a primary or secondary school.
The following list provides examples of the range of modules available. The options available may vary each year. Please visit our website for the complete list of modules available.
• Critical Heritage Studies • Belief and Unbelief: Gods and Pagans from Antiquity to Today • Creative Voices: History and Fiction • How Historians Understand and Explain • Researching and Writing History • Beyond the Text: Literature, Image and Voice as Historical Evidence • Heritage and Public History Placement • Using Digital Texts as History Sources • Spatial Technologies for Historical Analysis • Sources for Medieval History and Palaeography • Medieval Primary Sources: Genre, Rhetoric and Transmission • Medieval Latin Translation for Historians • Landscape and Heritage • School Placement (primary or secondary)
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• Iredell Bursaries. These awards will pay the full-time fees of Home/EU students undertaking the MA in Historical Research (or an equivalent contribution to overseas student fees). Applications for the awards should be received by 30 June 2008. Applications should consist of: (i) a preliminary dissertation title, (ii) a short statement (1000 words maximum) of intended research, outlining the main aims of the project and the principle sources to be consulted, (iii) a short curriculum vitae outlining relevant education and experience and (iv) two academic references. Awards will be made on the basis of the excellence of the project proposed and the potential ability of the student to complete the project successfully. Two Iredell Bursaries are awarded annually
Value of Scholarship(s)
£3,530 (fees only)
• 2.1 or above in History of a related discipline.
See above. Contact the Postgraduate Administrator, Ghislaine O'Neill. Email [email protected]
• Lancaster Pamphlets MA Bursaries. These awards will cover the fees of full-time Home/EU students undertaking the MA in Historical Research (or an equivalent contribution to overseas student fees). Applications will be invited on the basis of a research project being directed by a member of staff in the Department of History. The successful applicant will work with that member of staff as supervisor on a topic of complementary to the supervisor's research project. Areas of research will be advertised in April 2008 on the Department of History's website. The deadline for applications will be 30 June 2008. Applications should consist of: (i) a preliminary dissertation title, (ii) a short statement (1000 words maximum) of intended research, detailing the main aims of the project, the principal sources to be consulted and the relationship to the supervisor's research project (iii) a short curriculum vitae outlining relevant education and experience and (iv) two academic references. Awards will be made on the basis of the excellence of the proposed project and the potential of the applicant to work successfully with his or her supervisor. A maximum of three Lancaster Pamphlets Bursaries are awarded annually
Dynamics of Memories is an exciting, emergent area of research excellence at Lancaster University. The Department of History is offering a full MA Fees Bursary (£3,530) in the Dynamics of Memories research area in the academic session 2008/2009. The successful candidate will enrol on the MA in Historical Research (MAHR) and will write a dissertation under the supervision of Professor Andrew Jotischky, Professor Derek Sayer or Dr John Strachan. The dissertation will demonstrate a clear and thorough engagement with theories and concepts of historical memory as they relate to the supervisor's and the candidate's research. The successful candidate will be required to participate in the activities of the IAS-based Dynamics of Memories research cluster and to provide research support to that group up to a maximum of six hours per week: