The taught MLitt in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies is designed to provide specialist training in technical, analytical, and theoretical skills within a properly interdisciplinary environment. They are suited for students hoping to continue into funded PhD research as well as those simply interested in obtaining an MLitt qualification. Training courses ensure that all postgraduate students are given a thorough grounding in the techniques and tools of historical research before they carry out their dissertation during the summer months.
Thematic courses (options) range from straight historical subjects to courses in literature, history of art, divinity, and cultural history and anthropology (see individual entries). Options will vary from year to year; for further information contact the programme convenor. Students normally take a combination of course work and write a short dissertation. Following successful completion of the programme, students may proceed to the PhD degree.
Syllabus: Students choose a combination of compulsory, training and thematic courses (options), distributed evenly between the two half-sessions.
The compulsory courses are: 'Introduction to Historical Research' or another core course depending on the core discipline in which the dissertation is written. 'Researching in the Early Modern' Examples of training courses include: Palaeography (Vernacular and Latin) Latin (Basic and Intermediate) Modern Languages
Further details on training courses and thematic courses (options) can be obtained from the programme convenor.
Assessment: Students must acquire 180 credits over the course of the year (40 from the two compulsory courses + 60 for the dissertation + 80 credits from courses chosen by the student). Assessment is based on written work and moderated according to university standards. Every student is assigned a dissertation supervisor based on their research interests.
Applicants should normally hold a 2(1) Honours degree in history or a cognate discipline. The English Language Requirement for all College of Arts and Social Sciences Masters programmes is an IELTS of 6.5 with 6.0 in the writing and reading (or equivalent TOEFL iBT or PTE). For more information see View Website
Recipient: Aberdeen University
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