Teaching and learning
You will be taught mainly through seminars which will typically involve five to ten students. Depending on the options taken, you may also take part in visits to local and national archives or trips to sites of historical relevance to the course. You will be encouraged to attend specialist workshops and research seminars run by the department.
Each module is assessed by coursework that takes a variety of forms and includes group work as well as individual assignments. You will complete a dissertation of 15,000 words, working closely with your research supervisor.
If you are enrolling as a part-time student, the requirements of the course are spread over two years. You will complete a dissertation in your second year.
All modules are taught to full- and part-time students together, ensuring that part-time students are integrated into the postgraduate community.
My course has enabled me to study a wide range of core topics whilst also specialising in my favoured area. I feel that I have a more in-depth and rounded knowledge – the skills that I have gained have put me in a good position for a diverse range of careers.