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MAEarly Modern History

Tuition fee £16,000 per year
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The settling of the New World, industrialisation and the French Revolution transformed the way people thought and lived. This course explores that momentous period in detail, looking at the economic, political, social and cultural changes seen throughout the world between c.1500 and c.1800.

Events such as the British civil wars, the settling of the ‘New World’, the early stages of industrialisation, and the French Revolution transformed the way people thought and lived.

This MA allows you to explore this momentous period with a group of internationally renowned scholars.

Our optional work placement module gives you the chance to share your enthusiasm for the subject, working on a project with one of our partners in the arts, culture and heritage sectors.

We’ll give you training in research skills. Supervised by an academic, you’ll research and write a dissertation on an economic, political, social or cultural aspect of the period between c.1500 and c.1800.

Programme structure

Core modules

Research presentation
Early Modernities

Optional modules

Ways of Seeing: Art, History and the Renaissance
Burying the White Gods: Indigenous People in the Early Modern Colonial World
Universal Reform in Revolutionary England: Exploring the Hartlib Papers
Eighteenth-century Print Culture
Language and Society in Early Modern England
Religious Tolerance and Intolerance in Early Modern Europe


Individual tutorials


Bibliographical and source-based exercises
Written papers
Oral presentation
Dissertation (15,000 words)

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States