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MAModern British Studies

University of Birmingham
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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This programme provides an intellectually rigorous introduction to Modern British Studies through two core modules and your choice of optional modules. You will benefit from the expertise of a large number of British historians at Birmingham, who will both teach on the programme and provide expert supervision for your dissertation.

Programme structure

You will study four core modules [see full descriptions below]:

New Directions in Modern British History
Sites and Sources in Modern British Studies
Historical Methods: Research Skills
Research Methods & Skills: Dissertation Preparation
All core modules are assessed by 4,000-word essay.

You will also choose two 20-credit optional modules – one in autumn and one in spring – or a 40-credit special-subject module which runs across both terms. The 20-credit modules are assessed by 4,000-word essay, while special subject modules are assessed by one three-hour exam and one take home essay exam paper. An indicative list of options can be found below.

You will complete the MA with a 15,000-word dissertation on a topic of your choice.

Career opportunities

Over the past five years, over 92% of History postgraduates were in work and/or further study six months after graduation. Some of our History postgraduates go on to use their studies directly, for example in heritage, museum or archivist work. Others use their transferable skills in a range of occupations from finance to civil service to fundraising. Employers that graduates have gone on to work for include: Alcester Heritage Network; HSBC; KPMG; Ministry of Defence; and the National Trust.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States