The MA by Research in History is your opportunity to engage in independent study and research to produce a dissertation of 25,000 to 30,000 words.
The MA by Research in History is your opportunity to to conduct in-depth research on a topic of your choice, relative to an area of staff expertise.
This piece of original research will be based on primary sources. You will demonstrate an awareness of the associated historiography and an understanding of the relevant methodological or theoretical concepts.
Licenciado/Título de Ingeniero/Título de Arquitecto with an average of 6.0-6.9, Aprobado or above
English language qualifications:
GCSE pass in English at Grade C or above
IELTS with an average overall score 6.5 with at least a 5.5 in each component
TOEFL IBT minimum score 88
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): exams taken from January 2015 – overall score of 176 with at least 162 in each component; exams taken before January 2015 – Grade C and no less than borderline in each skill
Trinity College English Language qualifications: ISE III Pass for postgraduate taught courses and research applications
City and Guild’s IESOL/ISESOL tests at expert and mastery levels (C2 and C1) for the majority of postgraduate programmes
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) with a minimum of 67 points in each elemen
Don’t worry if you do not meet these requirements, we run a number of courses to prepare you for academic studies.
Your research topic will be determined in consultation with a member of the History team. More details of the team’s research interests can be found on our History Research Unit pages
Once you have found and consulted with a suitable member of the History team, you will be required to write a research proposal which will serve as your application for the course.
Learning and teaching methods
The programme consists of two elements. For the initial compulsory modules, there will be two-hour weekly meetings for 12 weeks.
Once a research area has been identified and a research programme agreed, you can begin researching and writing your dissertation. You will determine its content, development and structure in regular consultation with your dissertation supervisor.
This qualification is an excellent basis for further research in history at MPhil and PhD levels. If you do not want to pursue further research, you will have gained the research skills needed for a range of careers in the arts, industry, the media, administration in the private and public sectors, or further education.
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