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School of History

About the Programs


MA History
This is a flexible course which provides an opportunity for students to develop and expand upon their particular historical interests. Students will be able to take a broad range of options from inside and outside the department without specialising in a particular area. The options available reflect the research interests of staff and range from the study of the Asia-Pacific War to the history of the Environment to the Crusades. the module is suitable both for those who wish to further their interests at a level higher than undergraduates and for those who want to supplement their first degree with more detailed study.

MA in History (Research)
This course provides an opportunity for students to study specific areas of history in greater depth than at undergraduate level. Those with an interest in British History, Medieval History, Environmental History., Social and Cultural History, Islamic and Middle Eastern History, East Asian History and Contemporary History will benefit from the school's expertise in those areas. Students undertake a mixture of compulsory and optional modules which reflect their interests and are given training for further research work or other professional careers. Those wishing to apply for this course should also consider applying to the Arts and Humanities Research Council's Research Preparation Master's Scheme.


About the School


The School of History is one of the leading centres for the study of History in the UK. It was recently given the highest rating for its teaching by the government's Quality Assurance Agency. We have over twenty full-time staff in the school who conduct significant research into subjects as diverse as medieval heresy, urban culture, modern Japanese political thought and British foreign policy. The number of postgraduate students in the school is increasing and we have recently created two new degrees: the MA in History provides a means of supplementing an undergraduate degree with more detailed study while the MA in History (Research) offers further training in research skills as well as a greater depth of understanding of specific areas of History. Our two-year part-time degree in Local History provides an opportunity for students to develop knowledge and understanding of one of the most important areas of historical study. As a postgraduate student inside the school you will become a member of a wider research community and be able to attend and possibly contribute to two sets or research seminars, one of which is run by the staff and the other by MA and PhD students.


About the University


The University of Nottingham is a world-renowned centre of higher education, respected internationally for its award-winning research and teaching excellence. The University of Nottingham is a dynamic, 21st-century institution, founded on a tradition of academic excellence which spans more than a century. Located in one of the UK's most exciting cities, The University of Nottingham attracts postgraduate students from across the UK, Europe and the world.

• World-leading research and teaching performance
• 26 departments rated 5 or 5* in the latest Research Assessment Exercise
• 34 subjects rated as excellent in independent assessments of our teaching
• A choice of over 200 taught masters, diploma and certificate courses
• Research awards totalling more than £85 million
• Achieved the Queen's Award for Enterprise in International Trade 2001
• Awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher Education 2000

We're truly a global institution. This is reflected in our international research partnerships, in the diversity of cultures among our student and staff communities, in our study-abroad links with Europe and other continents, and in the confidence international employers and academic institutions have in the quality of our degrees.

Nottingham's reputation for excellence attracts distinguished researchers to its staff - many of whom are recognised internationally in their field. The strength of their work lies in their commitment to go beyond traditional boundaries, carrying out research across a vast range of disciplines.

This interdisciplinary approach has led to innovative and ground-breaking research, with recognition of our work reflected in the UK's latest independent Research Assessment Exercise. The independent assessment awarded 26 departments the highest ratings of 5 and 5* for work of international standing.

Our taught programmes are very much part of the research context, with students enjoying the benefits of working with research scholars, who are also teaching - ensuring the latest developments are integrated into our postgraduate programmes.

Serving an international community
Our UK, Malaysia and China campuses attract over 31,000 students in total, and 6,000 students come from outside the UK, reflecting our world-class status. Many take the opportunity to study in another country, through our partner institutions in the international consortium Universitas 21, and through our exchange partners within Europe and across the world.

The University serves an international community of students and yet is firmly rooted in all that is distinctive about UK education. The UK is known for its innovative teaching and assessment methods which encourage independent, creative thinking. Quality of life for students is also a high priority at Nottingham, ensuring that ongoing academic and personal support is available throughout your time at university.

The UK's quality standards are among the best in the world, with institutions being continually assessed to ensure study opportunities meet strict criteria. We also work hard to guarantee that our courses and research opportunities are informed by the needs of students and employers, and the demands of the global market.

 

Address Information:

Address School of History
Lenton Grove
University Park
Nottingham NG7 2RD
England
Tel. No. +44 (0)115 951 5825
Fax No. +44 (0)115 951 5948
E-mail address History-Enquiries@nottingham.ac.uk
Course titles MA in History
MA in History (Research)
Type of course Full-time (for one year) or Part-time
Date of Commencement Sept 2006 / Deadline as early as possible but no later than 30th July 2006
Accommodation All postgraduate students are guaranteed a place in University-arranged accommodation for their first year of study. This includes international postgraduate students as well as UK and EU postgraduates.
Class size 25
Student grants/
financial assistance
Applicants may like to consider the funding opportunities provided by the Arts and Humanities Research Council's Research Preparation Masters Scheme and the School is very happy to co-operate with AHRB applicants and provide guidance. Please see www.AHRC.ac.uk In addition the School usually offers a small number of half fee waivers for those undertaking MA study.
Cost / Fees National - £ 2,770
Overseas - £ 8,770
Admission requirements
  • If you first degree is from a British University, the entry requirements are a good 2:1 and strong references.
  • If your first degree does not come from a British university the School requires the equivalent to a good 2:1. For example a GPA of more than 3.0 is required from American universities.
  • For those whose first language is not English the University requires evidence of language proficiency in the form of an IELTS score of 6.0-6.5 or a TOEFL score of 550-600 with a TWE of at least 4.
  • Course director Dr Sue Townsend
    Contact For further enquiries regarding the progress of applications telephone +44 (0)115 9515151


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