Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)
This programme will deepen your understanding of the past and how it has been interpreted over time. It will teach skills of interpretation, data analysis and presentation. You will have the opportunity to work closely with an expert member of academic staff in the area of your interest.
Core modules addressing skills and methodologies relevant to History graduates
A wide range of specialised modules
Research dissertation completed under the guidance of a member of academic staff
This programme is aimed at students who wish to develop their analytical research and dissemination skills while gaining an in-depth understanding of the past, its societies and cultures. We value independent thinking, incisive criticism and reflective writing. We value a research-led and student-centred teaching environment. We emphasise intensive engagement with primary sources through physical and virtual archives. This engagement takes place in an atmosphere sustained by structured personal staff engagement as well as dynamic peer-learning. Individual supervisory meetings are a key element in the programme's design.
Our teaching and learning approaches are reflective of our values. We use a variety of complementary learning and assessment methods which culminate in a research dissertation. This is underpinned by active learning strategies, including class presentations, reflective learning journals and the presentation of autonomous research in a supportive peer environment. The MA in History helps people not only to develop their skills as historians but also to grow as independent thinkers, whose contributions to society are informed by their knowledge of the complexities of the past.
Demonstrate clear knowledge period covered, its people & its issues
Understand specific cultural & social aspects of past communities.
Able to carry out independent original research in archives & libraries
Ability to discern specific trends in large bodies of of data.
Show sensitivity to cultural, political & social differences
Value independent analysis, rigour & critical investigation.