Masters | Postgraduate Course - History MA Course Details within Nottingham Trent University

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History MA

Study Details

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

The MA History represents an exciting opportunity to study new areas of historical enquiry, and to then undertake your own primary research in a field of your choice.

MA History combines the coherence and support of a taught MA with the challenges of a research degree. This makes it ideal for those wishing to pursue a historical interest beyond undergraduate level or as a preparation in research skills for those aspiring to PhD study.

Teaching on the course directly reflects the internationally recognised expertise of our staff that includes medieval and early modern British and European history; modern and contemporary history; public history and global history. Case studies include Crusades and Crusaders; Early Modern Religions and Cultures;  Race and Lynching; Memory, Genocide, Holocaust; Social History and ‘The Spatial Turn'.

Module details

This course is divided into modules, which are worth a number of credit points, and are separately taught and assessed.  To get your degree you have to pass all modules to collect 180 credit points.

  • Making History - Making (20 credits)
  • Making History - Archives (20 credits)
  • Making History - Relations (20 credits)
  • Making History - Space (20 credits)
  • Engaging Research - (20 credits)
  • Active Research - (20 credits)
  • Dissertation (60 credits)

Entry Requirements

  • A UK honours (minimum 2.2) degree in History or a related subject, or equivalent.
  • Applications from candidates with non-standard entry qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

Student Destinations

History graduates are highly employable due to their demonstrable versatility developed throughout their experiences. Students can go onto a wide range of careers including archives, marketing, education, law, museums management, planning, and public relations.

Although this course does not offer a formal placement, it is vocationally focused and will help you to develop a broad range of transferable skills.

Our students have gone on to a wide range of careers, securing roles in sectors that include archiving, marketing, education, law, museum management, and public relations. In addition, this course provides excellent preparation for undertaking a PhD. Many of the graduates of MA History have successfully secured postgraduate funding, and are now studying at PhD level in early modern, modern, and contemporary history.

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