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University of Winchester
United Kingdom, Winchester
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The programme offers introductory elements which explore historical methods and research skills, in-depth topic-based modules and the opportunity to devise and develop a specialist dissertation.

The Approaches to the Past Module, which runs in the first semester for all new students, provides guidance on the different approaches to the study of history, including geographical scales of study and disciplinary approaches.

Research training for the dissertation is provided in a specialist module through a blend of electronic learning and face-to-face contact, which helps the students through a range of research tasks associated with the development of the dissertation. This leads to a Day Conference (Independent Study Presentation), in which students showcase their dissertation plans and their development, and debate themes in the study of history with external speakers.

During the final summer of studies students complete a 20,000 word dissertation, with specialist supervision

Programme structure

Core modules:

Approaches to the Past (Introductory Module)
Research Methods and Skills
Independent Study Presentation

Each semester the programme will offer a number of Special Studies modules (normally between 3 and 5) covering different historical periods. This means that a particular special study you’re keen to take may not run. The minimum number of students on a module is normally 4, and when this threshold is not reached the special study module may be withdrawn from the selection. The Special Studies will be chosen from the list of modules currently validated:

Special Studies modules include:

The History of Anglo-Saxon Wessex
Medieval Government
Female Rule in the Pre-modern Mediterranean
Gender and History 1500-Present
Medicine and Society in Southern England 1550-1700
Tudor Rebellions
The ‘Fifteen-Year War’ and Public Memory in Post-War Japan
‘The Good War’: The United States and World War II
Soviet History through Film
Reading and Writing the Holocaust: Historiography, Memory and Representation, 1945 to the Present
The Culture of Defeat

Career opportunities

Graduates work in teaching, archives, libraries, government and civil service, museums and conservation. The programme provides a firm foundation for undertaking a postgraduate research degree or further training.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States