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Advanced Skills, Concepts and Theory for MA Historians - 2014 syllabus!

Core course for MA History and MA European History
Wednesdays 11-1, Term 1 and selected sessions in term 2

The core course provides you with the essential training required for further study at MA level, and lays a solid foundation for students who may wish to continue to do research at PhD level. It is comprised of three components: skills, concepts and theory.

Assessment:  a two-hour unseen exam in Term 1, reading week, one 1,000 word source criticism, one 3,000 word essay due at the start of term 2

1. Skills I (induction week) includes...

  • The MA Dissertation in the Department of History
  • Resources for Historical Research
  • Thinking Historically and interdisciplinarity and History
  • Writing I: Essays

2. Concepts (weeks 1-5)

  • Modernity - Dr Bernhard Rieger
  • Revolution - Prof. Julian Hoppit
  • Race - Dr Tim Gibbs
  • Political Economy - Dr Coskun Tuncer
  • Materiality and Space - Prof. Margot Finn

3. Theory (weeks 6-10)

  • European History Dr Lars Fischer


  • Material and Cultural History Prof. Margot Finn


  • Imperial and World History Dr Jagjeet Lally and Dr Chris Jeppesen


  • International History Dr Lily Chang and Dr Alex Goodall


  • Economic History Prof. Julian Hoppit and Dr Coskun Tuncer

4. Skills II (term 2) includes...

  • Writing a dissertation
  • Libraries and archives
  • History careers session
  • Presenting academic ideas

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