MA
2021 start

American History

Department of History, Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Study the historical development of the United States, from the first encounter between Europeans and Native Americans in the colonial period through to the end of the Cold War.
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Course description

Contemporary politics shows that there is more need than ever for critical understanding of the formative political, social, economic and intellectual trends in American history.

This MA gives you the opportunity to study the historical development of the United States from the first encounter between Europeans and indigenous Americans in the colonial period through to the end of the Cold War.

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Modules

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The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption. We are no longer offering unrestricted module choice. If your course included unrestricted modules, your department will provide a list of modules from their own and other subject areas that you can choose from.

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.

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

We also accept a range of other UK qualifications and other EU/international qualifications.

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.

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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

Any supervisors and research areas listed are indicative and may change before the start of the course.

Recognition of professional qualifications: from 1 January 2021, in order to have any UK professional qualifications recognised for work in an EU country across a number of regulated and other professions you need to apply to the host country for recognition. Read information from the UK government and the EU Regulated Professions Database.

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