This MA is a recent but very successful addition to our taught postgraduate portfolio. It offers a unique opportunity to study social and cultural history in a range of chronological, geographical and thematic contexts.
You take three compulsory modules: research methodology in history introduces research methods and will give you the skills to write a 15,000-word dissertation (the second compulsory module); and Concepts and Debates in Social and Cultural History will familiarize you with key concepts and controversies in the discipline. By studying important works of social and cultural history, you will explore a variety of theoretical perspectives in a case study format.
You then choose two optional modules, including: • East and West: Comparisons in European history, 1939-1973 • Cultures of Knowledge, 1500-1800 • Gender and Power in Early Modern Europe • Life Cycles: Birth, Death and Illness in the Middle Ages
The outstanding Brotherton Library has extensive holdings of rare books and manuscripts and strong print collections of English and foreign documents.
School of History and Institute for Medieval Studies Masters Scholarships
The School of History and Institute for Medieval Studies Masters Scholarships are for full fees (at the UK/EU rate) and a matching maintenance grant (pro rata over 2 years for part time students). International students may opt to amalgamate the scholarship into one payment as a substantial contribution towards international fees.The School of History and Institute for Medieval Studies MA scholarships offer the following in 2014/15: Up to six School of History and Institute for Medieval Studies MA scholarships are available to all students of any nationality, and pay fees at Home/EU rate with a matching maintenance allowance. These are available to both MA by research and taught MA students. One additional School of History/IMS scholarship is available to students of any nationality accepted on to the MA IN Medieval Studies. This pays fees at Home/EU rate with a matching allowance. International students can use the funding to offset overseas fees.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Full fees (at the UK/EU rate) + matching maintenance grant
In order to be eligible to be considered for these scholarships, you must: a) have fulfilled our entry requirements before official acceptance of any scholarship b) be starting your course in the next academic year (2014/15) c) not already have an MA in History
You must:a) have applied and normally have received an offer for a place in the School of History or Institute for Medieval Studies b) have completed the required scholarship application form and returned it to the School by the deadline of 30th June 2014 (downloadable from http://scholarships.leeds.ac.uk/index.aspx) c) have supplied us with copies of transcripts from previous degrees and two academic references by the deadline of 4pm on 30th June 2014All the scholarships offered within the School will be allocated by our Scholarships Panel according to the following academic criteria:a) Overall degree average b) Performance in research-based pieces of coursework (e.g. dissertations) and/or research methodology courses c) 'Exit velocity' on previous degree courses (how you improved from year to year) d) Academic references e) Evidence of strong project management skills and an aptitude for time management on independent research projectsScholarship winners and reserve candidates will be contacted in Summer 2014.