This master’s programme enables you to develop a sophisticated
understanding of the challenges of interpreting the past.
Specialists in modern, early modern and medieval history
introduce you to a range of historical sources, reflecting on their
uses and limitations. You will learn to evaluate ways in which
historians, politicians and the media interpret the past. You will
develop research and analytical skills, using the techniques of the
history profession to present your findings.
The course comprises core and optional modules (see list on
course website). All modules are assessed by coursework. Modes
of assessment include projects, essays, reviews, reports and oral
presentations. A final dissertation involving original research is an
essential component of the programme.