MA History is an exciting opportunity to study global history through local lenses and explore the history of environmentalism, indigenous voices, war reporting and gender history.
Through innovative, digital and real-world assessments, MA History prepares students for their professional futures by equipping them with transferable and essential analytical, research and management skills. Students are given insights in the ways in which the history of modern society, culture and the media shape the modern world today.
Why Coventry University?
An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.
The MA in History builds on Coventry’s highly successful BA History (Hons) course by offering a research-led and student-inspired postgraduate course aimed at developing the research and professional skills of students, equipping them with essential skills to thrive in an increasingly global and mediatised world. It offers new and innovative history modules, while drawing on interdisciplinary expertise in the School of Humanities. The result is an exciting, modern and very distinctive MA in History.
The course explores essential questions about the nature and ownership of history. It explores important debates about the role of the media and social change in modern history through an interdisciplinary series of modules. Students are offered the opportunity to study social and cultural history as well as a chance to engage with heritage and memory studies, international relations, and political science: subjects which will make students looking to enter both the public and private sector significantly more employable.
Students on the course will examine questions about: the creation and preservation of history, exploring the potential ramifications of who controls the past, the impact of the media on framing and understanding historical events across the world, examining the ways in which our understanding of the past and the present is often a result of mediatisation, and the role that historical debates and events play in current discussions surrounding race and gender.
Why choose this course?
The course has been designed to use the past to prepare students for the future. Through a range of historical specialisms, taught using a diversity of innovative assessments and teaching methods, this course helps prepare students for the professional graduate job market. It provides historical context for modern societies and cultures.
MA History is taught by experts in their fields and research-informed teaching underpins all aspects of the course. The History Team at Coventry University have a proven track record of gold standard teaching and high-quality publications. Students will be imbued with a greater degree of knowledge regarding the team’s specialities (including, for example, the history of wartime media, environmental and indigenous history and the history of gender/social change). The close relationship between the MA course and the research expertise of the historians in the School means that this MA course will also help students develop stronger research skills during their dissertation under the tutelage of experts in their field.
The interdisciplinary and innovative approach of the course to teaching and assessment provides transferable skills – skills that are valued by employers across the public and private sectors.
The course also includes a professional development module which is currently accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Upon successful completion of the module, you will gain the CMI Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice at no additional cost.
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