This taught MA offers a wide-ranging introduction to higher level study in social and cultural history. Covering a number of critical areas of historical work the programme will help you to develop and enhance your skills as a research historian. This is an opportunity to deepen your passion for the past through fascinating modules that engage with new and emerging research, approaches and debates.
|Academic School:||School of Humanities|
|Duration:||1 or 2 years|
|Mode of Study:||Full/Part-time|
|Awarding Institution:||Bishop Grosseteste University|
You will need to have obtained, or be predicted to obtain, normally an undergraduate honours degree with a minimum of lower second class honours (or equivalent).
In addition, all students will need to pay £57.20 for an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure Barring Service. A successful Enhanced Disclosure is required before commencing the course.
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Accreditation for Prior Learning
If you’ve recently completed or studied a particular module as part of a previous qualification, this may mean that you’re not required to undertake a particular module of your BGU course. However this must be agreed in writing and you must apply for this.
About The Course
Studying the history of everyday life in depth is not only fascinating but also incredibly rewarding. This Masters degree combines taught modules on a series of captivating topics with individual research work. Aspects of social and cultural history underpin most historical study and this course covers a wide range of subject areas, which may include crime and order, wealth and poverty, religion and conflict, art and culture.
History at BGU is not just understood through documents, but through a dynamic consideration of words, images, buildings and artefacts. We make excellent use of archives and museums in the ancient city of Lincoln which tell the city’s 2,000 year history from Roman foundation to its industrial renaissance in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In addition, the library and online resources for History at BGU are excellent. Within the library there is a dedicated room housing the Lincolnshire Collection, which contains books on Lincolnshire history, archaeology and architecture. These materials, and many other resources, are used to support teaching and learning on particular modules and are available for students undertaking research.
This MA is research-inspired. It is designed to capture contemporary disciplinary debates with research-led modules informed by the staff’s current interests, publications, and collaborative projects. History has a well-established research culture at BGU and postgraduates will be invited to join our staff at regular events, workshops, and presentations. Students will be encouraged to participate in the History Research Seminar Series, which will be scheduled to coincide with MA teaching days.
This is an opportunity to deepen your passion for the past through fascinating modules that engage with new and emerging research, approaches and debates.
Teaching is in weekly small-group lecture and seminar sessions that combine expert commentary with vibrant critical discussion. Seminars are integrated with research and presentation tasks to ensure an atmosphere of active and collaborative learning. From academic support to on-line resources, students will experience BGU’s longstanding commitment to teaching excellence and student-centred pedagogy.
Modules are assessed by a variety of coursework tasks intended to develop advanced academic and communication skills. Typically, this will include written essays, presentations, and specialist research tasks. Placements are assessed through the submission of a critically reflective piece of writing. The dissertation module is your opportunity to undertake a substantial, independent research project. Assessment is supported by one-to-one consultations or supervisions.
Careers & Further Study
This MA is preparation for professions that depend on advanced skills in research, analysis, critical argument and communication. Specific abilities in archival research and advanced historical methodologies support students in a range of career choices, from further academic study to heritage-related employment.
An MA in History need not result in a career specifically tied to the subject; it equips students with excellent organisational, project-management, and analytical skills sought-after in sectors such as journalism, law, administration and public policy.
Studying at BGU is a student-centred experience. Staff and students work together in a friendly and supportive atmosphere as part of an intimate campus community. You will know every member of staff personally and feel confident approaching them for help and advice, and staff members will recognise you, not just by sight, but as an individual with unique talents and interests. We will be there to support you, personally and academically, from induction to graduation.
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Undergraduate course applicants must apply via UCAS using the relevant UCAS code. The application fee is £12 for a single choice or £23 for more than one choice. For all applicants, there are full instructions at UCAS to make it as easy as possible for you to fill in your online application, plus help text where appropriate.