This MA will help you develop the sophisticated analytical skills to understand the past in a more nuanced way.

During the course, you will build on historical enthusiasm developed during your undergraduate degree, taking you to a higher level of understanding and comprehension. A specially-tailored core module gives you the chance to develop research skills through hands-on sessions in the archives and to engage determine the theoretical and methodological approaches that best match your chosen dissertation topic. The dissertation itself – taking advantage of expert supervision within the department – allows students to immerse themselves in primary sources and sophisticated historiographical debates.

Your other history modules are generally team-taught, permitting you to see different experts’ perspectives on a carefully chosen menu of topics, covering a wide chronological and geographical range, and building on the research expertise of a department in which 98% of all published material in the last Research Excellence Framework was considered internationally recognised. The small group sizes encourage discussion and debate in a friendly and supportive environment, and give you the chance to address topics in a more critical fashion than is often possible at undergraduate level. You also have the opportunity to study modules offered in a wide-range of cognate disciplines, as well as developing specific skills (including languages and paleography).

Academic Entry Requirements:
2.1in History or related subject

Language Requirements:
7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element)
If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available.

Opportunities for funding are available to overseas students through the International Office at the University of Nottingham.

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Department of History
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