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The award
MA

How long you will study
1 - 2 Years

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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

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About Historical Studies at University of Winchester

Historical Studies at Winchester explores current methods of investigating the past and examines a range of subjects from the early medieval period to the twentieth century. There is flexibility enabling students to specialise in an area which reflects their own interests. The programme is designed for those with a general interest in past societies as well as those planning to undertake a research degree.Entry requirements: Normally a first or second-class Honours degree in a related subject or professional experience in the area of study If English is not your first language: IELTS 6.5 (including 6.5 in academic writing) or a TOEFL score of 575 (paper-based) or 232 (computer-based) or equivalent Application process: UKPASS (full-time applicants only) or Direct Entry Application Form (part-time applicants only) Programme ContentThe programme provides students with the opportunity to undertake advanced study in history. Students will explore variety of methods of engaging with the past, and will have the opportunity to study a wide range of different pasts – from the early medieval period to the late twentieth century. The programme emphasises the use of alternative and innovative methodologies in history – including the history of everyday life, medical history and modern religious histories. Students will also undertake a thorough training in the resources, methods and theoretical approaches needed to undertake historical research at postgraduate level. Students are required to take three core modules which explore historical methods and research skills and three Special Studies chosen from several different options and to write a dissertation. The Special Studies modules allow for the detailed study of particular periods, topics and countriesModulesCore modules:New Histories explores the development of historical studies since c.1970 and historians’ current modes and methods of working. Research Methodology provides conceptual and practical guidance to the writing of the dissertation. The Dissertation Presentation provides an opportunity for each student to give an oral presentation on the dissertation’s progress. Independent Study modules lead to the completion of the dissertation. Special Studies include:The History of Anglo-Saxon Wessex Political Behaviour in the Early Middle Ages Religion and Society: The Secular Church of Late Medieval Wessex Gender and History 1500-2007 Allegiance and Ideas in Southern England 1640-1680 Art and Society in the Renaissance English Religion 1660-1829 Sport and Leisure in Victorian Britain Public Health and Medicine in Modern Japan 1868-1952 ‘The Good War’: The United States and World War II Soviet History Through Film Reading and Writing the Holocaust: Historiography, Testimony and Representation 1945 to the PresentAssessmentAssessment on the programme is largely by written assignments, usually a 4,000 word essay, and this applies to most modules. DissertationThe dissertation in the culmination of the programme and is a substantial piece of independent research with full tutorial support. Students are required to write 15,000-20,000 words on a subject of their choice covered by their study on the programme. CareersMany graduates of history-related study work in teaching, archives, libraries and museums and conservation. The programme also provides a firm foundation for undertaking a postgraduate research degree or further training.

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  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMAHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 - 2 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out
  • The awardMAHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study2 - 3 years
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