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History (MA)

Duration: 12 months (full-time); 24 months (part-time)

Overview

* Apply now for the New £10,000 Postgraduate Loan Scheme (PGL)

Hear from Dr Stephen Kelly, MA History Director and a student about studying MA History at Liverpool Hope.

This MA in History will be of interest to both recent graduates and those wishing to return to study in higher education.

The MA in History offers postgraduates the opportunity to engage with various periods of early modern and modern history. Working alongside leading academics students are encouraged to engage with subject areas of their choice. 

The programme is delivered through a series of modules, including:

Apart from the taught dimensions of the programme students will also write an MA dissertation on an area of their choice.

Why do a MA in History? The History MA builds on the skills of thinking, evaluation and writing that we stress at undergraduate level. Additionally, it will deepen the skills needed to analyse data and documentation and develop individual skills of writing, oral participation and presentation. Each graduate is monitored by a supervisor who offers professional advice and guidance.  

This programme seeks to explore these issues by focusing on selected themes spanning the early modern period through to the late twentieth century, while providing you with an opportunity to study and reflect on related themes concerning globalization and politics.

Due to the various branches of expertise held among our academic staff students are free to produce an MA dissertation on an array of topics, including: the court of Charles I; gender and the role of women; modern Irish history and politics; and Soviet culture and society. For further information, download the MA History subject leaflet

The MA History programme is generally run on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 4pm and 7pm at Hope Park. 

Graduates with a 2:1 or above maybe entitled to a scholarship, please click here for details fees and funding

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international 

 

Curriculum

Postgraduate students will study a core ‘Engaging with History’ module (15 credits), an ‘MA History Seminar’ module (15 credits), an ‘MA History Dissertation preparation’ module (15 credits) and additional modules of 75 credits, of 15 credits each. On successful completion they will progress to the MA dissertation on an area of the students’ choice (60 credits). Total credits 180.

Please note that the MA History programme is generally run on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 4pm and 7pm at Hope Park.

Electives Modules (selective)

Entry Requirements

Normally a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Degree in a relevant discipline.

Applications from students who do not hold a 1st or 2:1 Honours Degree (or equivalent) will be asked to demonstrate potential to achieve a Masters award via a sample of academic writing and interview before an offer is made.

In addition, overseas students will normally be required to have an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent qualification that meets the UK Border Agency requirements.

Teaching & Research

The Department of History and Politics at Liverpool Hope has a strong teaching and research reputation. All faculty members are actively engaged in research, publishing and contributing to the development of their discipline.

The department has particular research interests in maritime and colonial history; transatlantic slave trade; early modern Irish and British history; modern Irish history; Northern Ireland politics and society; Anglo-Irish relations; women's history; twentieth century European ideologies, cultures and identities; international relations; European integration; American government; and international security. 

The department works collaboratively with colleagues in other departments and are actively involved in a number of the University’s research centres and groups.

Research is a central part of Liverpool Hope University’s academic life and vision. In this context the Department of History and Politics is committed to developing and supporting an active research culture though an on-going mix of research seminars, locally organised conferences and other events, including field trips and visiting speakers.

Employability

The qualification of an MA in History will allow you to enhance your personal interests, career specific opportunities and show potential for promotion to senior leadership.

The programme also assists personal development through an emphasis on personal responsibility, reflection and evaluation. In addition, you will develop transferable skills such as self-motivation, lateral thinking and key research and professional practice skills. 

Graduates are likely to pursue careers in education and the University sector; community organisations, international organisations (UN and associated agencies), international business, diplomatic service, and the armed services.

Many schools now expect teachers to have studied to Masters level, especially if they apply for promotion. This course will also help teachers enhance the quality of their teaching.

Students completing the MA in History will also be well placed to go on to a doctorate (PhD) at Liverpool Hope.

Overview

* Apply now for the New £10,000 Postgraduate Loan Scheme (PGL)

Hear from Dr Stephen Kelly, MA History Director and a student about studying MA History at Liverpool Hope.

This MA in History will be of interest to both recent graduates and those wishing to return to study in higher education.

The MA in History offers postgraduates the opportunity to engage with various periods of early modern and modern history. Working alongside leading academics students are encouraged to engage with subject areas of their choice. 

The programme is delivered through a series of modules, including:

Apart from the taught dimensions of the programme students will also write an MA dissertation on an area of their choice.

Why do a MA in History? The History MA builds on the skills of thinking, evaluation and writing that we stress at undergraduate level. Additionally, it will deepen the skills needed to analyse data and documentation and develop individual skills of writing, oral participation and presentation. Each graduate is monitored by a supervisor who offers professional advice and guidance.  

This programme seeks to explore these issues by focusing on selected themes spanning the early modern period through to the late twentieth century, while providing you with an opportunity to study and reflect on related themes concerning globalization and politics.

Due to the various branches of expertise held among our academic staff students are free to produce an MA dissertation on an array of topics, including: the court of Charles I; gender and the role of women; modern Irish history and politics; and Soviet culture and society. For further information, download the MA History subject leaflet

The MA History programme is generally run on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 4pm and 7pm at Hope Park. 

Graduates with a 2:1 or above maybe entitled to a scholarship, please click here for details fees and funding

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international 

 

Curriculum

Postgraduate students will study a core ‘Engaging with History’ module (15 credits), an ‘MA History Seminar’ module (15 credits), an ‘MA History Dissertation preparation’ module (15 credits) and additional modules of 75 credits, of 15 credits each. On successful completion they will progress to the MA dissertation on an area of the students’ choice (60 credits). Total credits 180.

Please note that the MA History programme is generally run on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 4pm and 7pm at Hope Park.

Electives Modules (selective)

Entry Requirements

Normally a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Degree in a relevant discipline.

Applications from students who do not hold a 1st or 2:1 Honours Degree (or equivalent) will be asked to demonstrate potential to achieve a Masters award via a sample of academic writing and interview before an offer is made.

In addition, overseas students will normally be required to have an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent qualification that meets the UK Border Agency requirements.

Teaching & Research

The Department of History and Politics at Liverpool Hope has a strong teaching and research reputation. All faculty members are actively engaged in research, publishing and contributing to the development of their discipline.

The department has particular research interests in maritime and colonial history; transatlantic slave trade; early modern Irish and British history; modern Irish history; Northern Ireland politics and society; Anglo-Irish relations; women's history; twentieth century European ideologies, cultures and identities; international relations; European integration; American government; and international security. 

The department works collaboratively with colleagues in other departments and are actively involved in a number of the University’s research centres and groups.

Research is a central part of Liverpool Hope University’s academic life and vision. In this context the Department of History and Politics is committed to developing and supporting an active research culture though an on-going mix of research seminars, locally organised conferences and other events, including field trips and visiting speakers.

Employability

The qualification of an MA in History will allow you to enhance your personal interests, career specific opportunities and show potential for promotion to senior leadership.

The programme also assists personal development through an emphasis on personal responsibility, reflection and evaluation. In addition, you will develop transferable skills such as self-motivation, lateral thinking and key research and professional practice skills. 

Graduates are likely to pursue careers in education and the University sector; community organisations, international organisations (UN and associated agencies), international business, diplomatic service, and the armed services.

Many schools now expect teachers to have studied to Masters level, especially if they apply for promotion. This course will also help teachers enhance the quality of their teaching.

Students completing the MA in History will also be well placed to go on to a doctorate (PhD) at Liverpool Hope.

Course Contact Details

Student Recruitment

t: +44 (0) 151 291 3111

e: enquiry@hope.ac.uk

Dr Stephen Kelly

t: +44 (0) 151 291 3063

e: kellys@hope.ac.uk

Start date: September

How to Apply