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MA Modern History


Course Description

Our MA in Modern History will enhance your understanding of the modern world through a degree tailored to your own interests.
This course gives you an impressively broad choice of modules in African, South Asian, North American and European history from the modern period. There are two compulsory modules complemented by a range of optional modules, leaving you free to focus on your chosen areas.

Options include:
• Crisis and Continuity in Japan, 1850-1960
• Stalinist Terror
• India since 1947
• The Origins and Impact of Apartheid in South Africa
• International history and its Challenges: European Foreign Policies in the Age of Imperialism

The core module, research methodology in history, introduces you to key research methods and a range of approaches, providing you with the skills to write a 15,000 word dissertation (the second compulsory module), for which you will find plenty of source materials in our outstanding library, one of the strongest in Britain for research in many areas of history.

Visit the MA Modern History page on the University of Leeds website for more details!

Student Profiles
(Scholarship)

School of History and Institute for Medieval Studies Masters Scholarships - 7 Awards

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

Eligibility

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

Application Procedure

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 2014

All 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 projects

Scholarship winners and reserve candidates will be contacted in Summer 2014.

Further Information

http://www.leeds.ac.uk/arts/info/125020/postgraduate/1223/scholarships_and_employment



Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or equivalent, in History or a related subject.

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