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1-2 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
London
English

About this program

MA History

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?

  • TheDepartment of Historys 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 encourageyou 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 skillsand your understanding of key debates and methods in historiography.
  • In addition to the compulsory 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.

Admission requirements

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

You might also be considered for some programmes if you arent 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.

International qualifications

We accept a wide range of international qualifications. Find out more aboutthe qualifications we accept from around the world.

If English isnt your first language, you will need an IELTS score (orequivalent English language qualification) of6.5 with a 6.5 in writing and no element lower than 6.0to study this programme. If you need assistance with your English language, we offer a range ofcourses that can help prepare you for postgraduate-level study.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website


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Compulsory modules

You take the following two compulsory modules:

  • Explorations and Debates in History
  • Research Skills

Option modules

  • choose both options from those offered by the Department of History
  • choose one departmental option and another from a different Goldsmiths department
  • choose one departmental option and another from the list of 30+ options available each year in other History departments that participate in the University of London MA Intercollegiate Sharing Scheme
  • Ethnic Conflict and Reconciliation in Modern Europe
  • History of Violence
  • The History of Emotions
  • Visual Culture and Empire in Early Modern Venice
  • Religious and Political Controversies in Early Modern Europe
  • Irelands First World War
  • Religious and Political Controversies in Early Modern Europe

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition

  • Local students - full-time: £7320
  • Local students - part-time: £3660
  • International Students- full-time: £15360

Career paths

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.

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8 Lewisham Way
SE14 6NW London
United Kingdom

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