2019 start
MA

Global History

Department of History, Faculty of Arts and Humanities

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Course description

One of Britain’s leading centres for the postgraduate study of global, international and imperial histories, the Department of History brings together internationally recognised expertise in the histories of South, East and Southeast Asia, Africa and the Americas, as well as in the wider history of imperialism, decolonisation, migration, war, humanitarianism and globalisation.

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Modules

Core modules

  • Research Presentation
  • The World in Connection: Themes in Global History
  • Dissertation

Optional modules

  • Debating Cultural Imperialism in the Nineteenth-Century British Empire
  • The Japanese Empire in East Asia, 1895–1945
  • International Order in the Twentieth Century
  • Worlds of Labour: Working Class Lives in Colonial South Asia

Teaching

You’ll be taught through seminars and individual tutorials.

Assessment

Assessment is by bibliographical and source-based exercises, written papers, oral presentation, and a 15,000-word dissertation.

Duration

  • 1 year full-time
  • 2 years part-time

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree in history or other humanities or social science discipline.

You may be asked to supply examples of previous written work.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.

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Contact

history.admissions@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 2552

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.