The Graduate Diploma is a one-year full time (or two-year part time) course worth 120 credits, based on a selection of modules at levels 2 and 3 from the current History undergraduate modules. Students may include a Dissertation Module of 20 or 30 credits, respectively of 6,000 and 9,000 words in length. (Note that a 60-credit third-year undergraduate Special Subject normally includes a 6,000 word project). Students taking the Diploma as a stepping stone to the MA should include a Dissertation Module.
Why Choose Us?
There are many reasons to choose us. 77% of research in the School of History was rated 4 (world leading) or 3 (internationally excellent) according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), a major Government analysis of university research quality.
An MA in the School of History combines breadth of choice with depth of study. Students can choose from five excellent courses: Medieval, Early Modern, Modern British, Modern European and Landscape History, all carefully constructed and taught by specialists with relevant research interests and reputations. Unlike some MA courses, which ‘mix-and-match’ large numbers of small modules, within each course option students take a year-long 60-credit module, which allows them really to explore the subject in detail. Research skills are taught in a packed training programme, which provides everything our students need to further their historical ambitions. In the Spring Semester, they also make short presentations on their dissertation subjects, which, because the audience is mostly made up of their peers, makes for an event more like an informal symposium than a viva voce examination (which it isn’t anyway). Everyone finds this event helpful and enjoyable. UEA is extremely proud of its lively research community, which includes not just MA students but PhD students and teaching staff. We all benefit greatly from this intellectually stimulating environment and would like you to as well!
- Degree Classification: UK BA (Hons) 2.1 or equivalent
- Special Entry Requirements: Applicants must submit a sample of written work (in English). This should be a typed essay on a historical subject, 2-3,000 words long, preferably a photocopy of an assessment marked by a tutor, complete with critical comments and a percentage or grade. The essay should address a specific question, and must demonstrate an ability to construct a historical argument, familiarity with the conventions of academic writing, and competence in English. This should be uploaded to your online application.
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Last updated December 17, 2015