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History (MA)

Award
Master of Arts
Duration
1 year
Course Type
Full-time
Campus
Avenue
Next course starts
September 2021

About this course

Develop your passion and enhance your understanding of the past with a master’s in History at the University of Southampton. You'll learn of the great variety of history, develop explanations of the patterns that shaped the world, and examine wider perspectives across the past.

This flexible MA programme will engage you with leading researchers in a variety fields, from the Ancient world to the 'war on terror'. You can choose to study history from across the world, including Britain, continental Europe, North America, Africa and Asia.

You'll learn to study new themes, interrogate sources, debate interpretations and share in the fascination we have with the documented past. You'll have the chance to explore history from a wide range of perspectives including:

  • ordinary life
  • varying identities
  • empires
  • ethnicity
  • class
  • gender
  • age
  • faith

At Southampton, you can choose how to investigate the past. You'll have access to research seminars to develop your expertise in areas that interest you, and undertake research projects to further your understanding. We'll encourage you to consider different genres of history and the public communication of historical ideas, and develop your skills with our library and archive collections.

Course lead

Your course leader has research interests in the high middle ages and has published widely on:

  • the links between political and legal cultures
  • the aftermath of the Norman conquest of England
  • the role of the church in shaping medieval society and culture

Visit Dr Nick Karn's staff profile to learn more about his work.

Course location

This course is based at Avenue.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the programme specification

The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.

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