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MA degree structures

Information about the structure of each of our MA courses.

Please refer to the below degree structure for your MA programme when choosing your modules. All students are required to take 180 credits. Full-time students take these credits over one year, whereas part-time students take these credits over two years.
Ancient History MA
  1. Sources and Methods in Ancient History core course (40 credits)
  2. Module(s) from the full Intercollegiate degree module list (40 credits)
  3. Module(s) from the full Intercollegiate degree module list OR outside of this, subject to the approval of the Degree Tutor (40 credits)
  4. Dissertation (60 credits). All students produce a research dissertation of up to 12,000 words on a topic of the candidate’s own choice, written under the expert supervision of a UCL-based academic.
Chinese Health and Humanity MA
  1. An Interdisciplinary Approach to Chinese Health and Humanity core course (15 credits)
  2. Direct Reading and Translation 1 (30 credits) Direct Reading and Translation 2 (30 credits)
  3. A module from the Chinese Health & Humanity list (15 credits)
  4. Module(s) from the Chinese Health & Humanity list OR outside of this, subject to the approval of the Degree Tutor (30 credits)
  5. Dissertation (60 credits). All students produce a research dissertation of up to 12,000 words on a topic of the candidate’s own choice, written under the expert supervision of a UCL-based academic.
European History MA
  1. Advanced Skills, Concepts, and Theory for MA Historians core course (30 credits)
  2. European language module(s) (15-30 credits)
  3. Module(s) from a) the History Department module selection, b) modules from other UCL departments, subject to approval from the teaching department, or c) outside UCL at another member of the University of London's History Intercollegiate Sharing Scheme, subject to the approval by the teaching department (30-45 credits)
  4. Dissertation (90 credits). All students produce a research dissertation of up to 15,000 words on a topic in European history of the candidate’s own choice, written under the expert supervision of a UCL-based European historian.
History MA
  1. Advanced Skills, Concepts, and Theory for MA Historians core course (30 credits)
  2. Module(s) from a) the History Department module selection, b) modules from other UCL departments, subject to approval from the teaching department, or c) outside UCL at another member of the University of London's History Intercollegiate Sharing Scheme, subject to the approval by the teaching department (60 credits)
  3. Dissertation (90 credits). All students produce a research dissertation of up to 15,000 words on a topic in history of the candidate’s own choice, written under the expert supervision of a UCL-based historian.
Medieval and Renaissance Studies MA
  1. Language-based module(s) (30 credits)
  2. Module(s) from the full MARS module list (30 credits)
  3. Module(s) from the MARS module list; these may include Skills and Sources options OR options outside of this, subject to the approval of the Degree Tutor (60 credits)
  4. Dissertation (60 credits). All students produce a research dissertation of up to 12,000 words on a topic of the candidate’s own choice, written under the expert supervision of a UCL-based academic.
Transnational Studies MA
  1. Approaches to Transnational Studies: Core Readings, Social Theory and Case Studies core course (30 credits)
  2. Modern language module(s) (15-30 credits). You are required to take a module(s) in a Modern Language at beginners or advanced level (Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, major European languages, including Russian and Central European languages).
  3. Modules from the Transnational Studies options list (30-45 credits)
  4. Dissertation (90 credits). All students produce a research dissertation of up to 15,000 words on a topic of the candidate’s own choice, written under the expert supervision of a UCL-based academic.
History of Political Thought and Intellectual Property MA

For information on this programme please visit: https://www.historyofpoliticalthought.org/