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The MA History represents an exciting opportunity to study new areas of historical enquiry, and to then undertake your own primary research in a field of your choice.
MA History combines the coherence and support of a taught MA with the challenges of a research degree. This makes it ideal for those wishing to pursue a historical interest beyond undergraduate level or as a preparation in research skills for those aspiring to PhD study.
Teaching on the course directly reflects the internationally recognised expertise of our staff that includes medieval and early modern British and European history; modern and contemporary history; public history and global history. Case studies include Crusades and Crusaders; Early Modern Religions and Cultures; Race and Lynching; Memory, Genocide, Holocaust; Social History and ‘The Spatial Turn’.
What you’ll study
The course is structured thematically around the core principles of historical study allowing you to gain the ability to apply this practical structure to your own unique historical interest area.
Teaching on the course directly reflects the world-leading research expertise of our staff that includes; medieval and early modern British and European history; modern and contemporary history; public history; and global history. The course combines the coherence and support of a taught MA with the challenges of a research degree.
Throughout the course you will actively research, interpret, analyse, and write alongside our team of experts. The history team at NTU pride themselves on their accessible, student-centred approach to teaching and are available for one-to-one tutorial support and guidance. To further support your learning throughout the year we run a series of history and heritage workshops delivered by a wide range of visiting experts.
Your career development
History graduates are highly employable due to their demonstrable versatility developed throughout their experiences. Students can go onto a wide range of careers including archives, marketing, education, law, museums management, planning, and public relations.
Although this course does not offer a formal placement, it is vocationally focused and will help you to develop a broad range of transferable skills.
Our students have gone on to a wide range of careers, securing roles in sectors that include archiving, marketing, education, law, museum management, and public relations. In addition, this course provides excellent preparation for undertaking a PhD. Many of the graduates of MA History have successfully secured postgraduate funding, and are now studying at PhD level in early modern, modern, and contemporary history.