Description

This Masters focuses on the late 15th to 18th centuries, providing opportunities to explore social, political, religious and cultural historical themes across wide geographic and chronological ranges in a university with extensive library, museum and archive collections for this period. Experts in Early Modern Scotland, England, Europe, Africa, and the Americas contribute to our teaching. You will take a core course in Research, Resources and Skills alongside other History students and five optional courses.

WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • Glasgow is an outstanding resource hub for the study of Early Modern History. On campus, the university library holds superb printed and manuscript collections from the medieval to the present. You can also use the Baillie Collection of printed medieval and modern sources in Scottish, Irish and English history. The University’s Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery provides access to primary source materials in fields such as fine art, numismatics and ethnography.
  • Members of staff teaching on this programme have close links with the city’s world class museums.
  • Early Modern History at Glasgow is a dynamic and supportive research community with an increasingly global perspective, where you’re encouraged to take part in many research led initiatives such as seminar programmes, reading and research groups.

Study Details:

MSc: 12 months full-time; 24 months part‑time PgDip: 9 months full-time; 18 months part‑time

Module Details:

Core course

  • RESEARCH RESOURCES AND SKILLS FOR HISTORIANS

Two or three optional courses (which can include, but which are not limited to Early Modern History).

Early Modern courses running in session 2019-20 within History this semester are:

  • POPULAR CULTURE AND THE REFORMATION IN EARLY MODERN SCOTLAND
  • THE OTTOMANS IN HISTORY, 1300-1922
  • HERETICS AND INQUISITORS IN EUROPE,800-1600
  • GAELIC IN SCOTLAND: THE HISTORY OF A LANGUAGE, 1400-1914
  • MEDIEVAL PALAEOGRAPHY: AN INTRODUCTION TO READING MEDIEVAL DOCUMENTS
  • SIN AND THE COURTS: SOCIAL AND CULTURAL CONFLICT IN EARLY MODERN ENGLAND

Semester 2: January to March

Two or three optional courses (which can include but which are not limited to Early Modern History).

Early Modern courses running in session 2019-20 within History this semester are:

  • MILITARY SCOTLAND IN THE AGE OF PROTO-GLOBALIZATION, C.1600-C.1800
  • THOMAS PAINE AS AN ENLIGHTENMENT REVOLUTIONARY (LATER 18TH CENTURY AND BEYOND)
  • WORKING WITH MANUSCRIPTS AS HISTORIANS

Other courses offered by History and available to you in academic session 2019-2020 will include:

  • CULTURE, POLITICS AND SOCIETY IN THE HIGHLAND CLEARANCES
  • ISSUES, IDEOLOGIES AND INSTITUTIONS OF MODERN SCOTLAND
  • APPROACHES TO HISTORY (FOR POSTGRADUATES)
  • SCOTTISH RADICALISM 1848-1950
  • GENDER, POLITICS AND POWER
  • GENDER, CULTURE AND TEXT
  • SEEKING REFUGE FROM SLAVERY: ENSLAVED RESISTANCE FROM AFRICA TO THE AMERICAS
  • US HISTORY SINCE 1945

Please note the availability of a particular course depends on student numbers and patterns of staff leave. Not all courses will be available every year.

Summer: April to September

  • DISSERTATION (MSC HISTORY)

Programme Funding

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Student Destinations

The research skills and methods you’ll gain on this programme give you the transferable skills you need for positions in the public and private sectors, including heritage policy and projects, media and teaching. The programme is also a good foundation for a PhD.

Fees

MSc Home Full-time fee: £9500 Part-time fee: £1056 per 20 credits EU/International Full-time fee: £20400
PgDip Home Full-time fee: £6333 Part-time fee: £1056 per 20 credits EU/International Full-time fee: £13600

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject unless otherwise specified.

You’ll also need to submit a short (one paragraph) statement of interest in this programme.

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