Description

The MA History is innovative, creative, free-thinking, stimulating, diverse and challenging – everything that is distinctive about history at Goldsmiths.

Why study MA History at Goldsmiths?

  • The Department of History’s approach is thematic and interdisciplinary, with staff expertise spanning the histories of Britain, East and West Europe, South Asia and Africa.
  • We are on the cutting-edge of our fields and the student-teacher ratio allows us to devote an unmatched amount of time to individual supervision.
  • Our focus is primary research and we’ll encourage you to follow your own historical interests. You’ll be able to develop your specific subject interests through a range of option modules and the dissertation.
  • You’ll develop your research skills and your understanding of key debates and methods in historiography.
  • In addition to the compulsory core module (Explorations and Debates) and the Research Skills modules, you’ll choose two options, one of which, if you wish, can be from another department at Goldsmiths or from the wide-ranging intercollegiate list (a list of MA modules available at other colleges of the University of London).
  • You’ll end the programme by writing a 15,000-word dissertation on a topic of your own choice, based on primary research. The process of writing the dissertation includes participating in, organising, and presenting at, the department’s dissertation conference.

Study Details:

MA 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

Module Details:

Compulsory modules

  • Explorations and Debates in History 30 credits
  • Research Skills 30 credits

Option modules

  • Ethnic Conflict and Reconciliation in Modern Europe 30 credits
  • Italian Terrorism in the 20th Century 30 credits
  • Islam and Christianity in Modern Africa 30 credits
  • The History of Emotions 30 credits
  • Visual Culture and Empire in Early Modern Venice 30 credits
  • Religious and Political Controversies in Early Modern Europe 30 credits
  • Life in the Trenches: Perspectives on British Military History, 1914-18 30 credits
  • Healing, Magic and Mindfulness on the Silk Roads 30 credits
  • Religious and Political Controversies in Early Modern Europe 30 credits

Student Destinations

Graduate students from the department have continued to careers in museums and galleries, archives, journalism, charities, university and arts administration, local government and teaching as well as doctoral research.

Fees

These are the fees for students starting their programme in the 2020/21 academic year. Home/EU - full-time: £7030 Home/EU - part-time: £3515 International - full-time: £14760

Entry Requirements

You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least second class standard in a humanities or social science subject.

You might also be considered for some programmes if you aren’t a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level.

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