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 nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, while providing you with an opportunity to study and reflect on related themes concerning globalization and politics.
Mode of study: Full or part time
Study pattern: September entry
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.
Electives Modules (selective)
Applicants require a good honours degree in a relevant discipline.
The Department of Politics, History, Media and Communication 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 Politics and History 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.
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.