2020 start
MA

Early Modern History

Department of History, Faculty of Arts and Humanities

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Group of three postgraduate history students

Course description

Our long tradition of early-modern history research continues with a group of internationally-renowned scholars working at the cutting-edge of their fields. The MA in Early Modern History draws on this expertise to examine the early modern world, and  rethink some key narratives of change.

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Modules

Core modules

  • Research Presentation
  • Early Modernities
  • Dissertation

Optional modules

Examples include:

  • Before Facebook: Social Networks in History
  • Burying the White Gods: Indigenous People in the Early Modern Colonial World
  • Microhistory and the History of Everyday Life
  • Revolutionary England, 1640–1660: Politics, Culture and Society
  • Palaeography

Teaching

You’ll be taught through seminars and individual tutorials.

Assessment

Core assessment is through written papers, oral presentation, and a dissertation.

Duration

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

Entry requirements

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

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

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score 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.