MA Early Modern History

  1. Course Variations
    Nomenclature Duration Mode Of Attendance
    MA 1Yr FT
    MA 3Yr PT
  2. Typical offer:
    UK 2.1

Course Overview

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The MA in Early Modern History offers the study of the period of history that runs from the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries, and encompasses the Renaissance, Reformation and Counter Reformation, and Enlightenment.

Key Features

The wide-ranging expertise of Swansea University's early modern historians allows students to study British, European, American or Asian History. The MA explores the history of art and culture, empire, gender, politics, religion, sexuality and science.

Swansea University has excellent research resources for postgraduate study in the area of Early Modern History.  In addition to the general holdings in the University library, the National Library of Wales at Aberystwyth is within travelling distance.  The University works closely with the National Galleries and Museums of Wales.  There is a postgraduate common room and an electronic resources room available in the James Callaghan Building.

The College of Arts and Humanities has a Graduate Centre. The Graduate Centre fosters and supports individual and collaborative research activity of international excellence and offers a vibrant and supportive environment for students pursuing postgraduate research and taught masters study. The Centre provides postgraduate training to enhance academic and professional development and facilitates participation in seminar programmes, workshops and international conferences.

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Modules

Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

MA 1 Year Full-time

Year 1 (Level 7 PGT)

HE Level 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

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Optional Modules
Compulsory Modules 

Choose Exactly 60 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : You must take the following three modules

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
HI-M01Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Historical Methods and Approaches
HI-M38Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20New Departures in the Writing of History
HI-M39Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Research Folder
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Description

The full-time course structure is split across the year with three modules taken in each academic semester (a total of six modules) and then a dissertation over the summer.

Students study three compulsory modules and three optional modules. The dissertation is written on a specialist research topic of the student's choosing.

Part-time study is available.

Entry Requirements

The typical entry requirement is a first degree in History or a relevant discipline, normally an upper second or above or equivalent.  Overseas students are expected to possess an IELTS score of 6.5.

How To Apply

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Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2016/17 are as follows:

UK/EU International
MA Full-time £5,850 £13,300
MA Part-time £1,950 £4,450

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

International students and part-time study: If you require a Tier 4 student visa you must be studying full-time. If you are in the UK under a different visa category, it may be possible for you to study part-time. Please see our part-time study and visas page for more information.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

The tuition fees for the programme do not cover costs incurred personally by the student such as the purchase of books or stationery, printing or photocopying costs.

Student Quote

 “I graduated with a First-Class Honours BA History degree and an MA in Early Modern History from Swansea University. My four years of study here were truly the most enjoyable of my life so far! The lecturers, tutors and all members of the History department were also incredibly friendly and always willing to help. The MA was fully funded by a University Alumni bursary. The range of modules available to MA students is exceptional and the facilities here are fantastic. With a designated Arts and Humanities Postgraduate computer room and common-room area, as well as the University’s very own archives, Swansea is a great place to study History.”

 

Cath Horler

Early Modern History

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