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Part-time MA Studies

Every year we have a small handful of part-time students, many of whom are mature students. Some students wish to return to their studies and have the leisure to complete their MA at a slower pace, many have to balance employment or family commitments with pursuing their interest in History or find that part-time study is a way of managing the cost of study.

Firstly, we do not offer modules in the evenings or at weekends so some flexibility is required in your work. However it is possible, to a certain extent, to pick modules that fit around your other commitments. Forward-planning is vital!

How it works...

Part-time students have the same degree structure as full-time students, but their workload is spread over two years. We would generally advise students to take their core course (for degrees that have them) in your first year, as core courses are in part designed to aid your learning in general and so will help you with your other modules. We would then suggest that you take a further 30 credits (40 if you are an Ancient Historian) of taught modules in your first year. The dissertation is designed to be the culmination of your studies and is therefore taken in your second year, alongside a further 30 credits' worth (40 for Ancient Historians) of taught modules.

Example programmes of Study...

MA History

Year One:
HISTGM01 Core Course (30 credits)

HISTG068 Hollywood Genres (15 credits)

HISTG111A Imagined Communities (15 credits)

Year Two:
HISTG835 Political Thought in Renaissance Europe (30 credits)

HISTGM99 Dissertation (90 credits)

=180 credits over two years

MA Ancient History

Year One:
HISTGA01 Core Course (40 credits)

HISTGA03 Latin Epigraphy (40 credits)

Year Two:
HISTGA09A Propaganda and Ideology in Rome (20 credits)

HISTGA73A Lived Ancient Religion in Hellenistic Greece (20 credits)

HISTGA99 Dissertation (60 credits)

=180 credits over two years

Making the degree flexible...

We try to make it as easy as possible to schedule your studies alongside your other commitments by publishing our modules for the coming year, and the times they are running, as early as possible. You can find out what is running and when on the modules homepage.

Although we strongly recommend that you take your core course in the first year, you can take it in the second and you can take more or less taught modules in either year, if you wish. The examples above are aimed at providing the most balanced period of study, but are merely a guideline.

Page last modified on 08 feb 16 16:00 by Jasmine Gane