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The University of Glasgow


University of Glasgow
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Rank: 24 (UKEAS)

Location: University of Glasgow


Study mode full-time

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2021/09/01

Duration: 12 months

Intl fees: £19350


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This Masters offers courses across all periods from medieval to late modern, focusing on Scotland, Britain, Europe and America with increasing global perspective. You'll study historical skills and methods and produce a research dissertation based on primary sources. History at Glasgow rates joint 4th in the UK for research excellence and impact. Our research directs our postgraduate teaching so that you'll explore cutting-edge topics.WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • Glasgow is an outstanding resource hub for the study of History. On campus, the University Library holds superb printed and manuscript collections from the medieval to the present. You can also use the Baillie Collection of printed medieval and modern sources in Scottish, Irish and English history.
  • The University's Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery provides access to primary source materials in fields such as fine art, numismatics and ethnography.
  • One core course
  • Five optional courses
You'll also produce a dissertation.Core CourseDOING HISTORY: SOURCES AND SKILLS FOR HISTORIANS Optional CoursesYou can choose courses from within History to suit your own interests, including (session 2020-2021):Semester 1APPROACHES TO HISTORY (FOR POSTGRADUATES)ISSUES, IDEOLOGIES AND INSTITUTIONS OF MODERN SCOTLANDGENDER, POLITICS AND POWERMILITARY SCOTLAND IN THE AGE OF PROTO-GLOBALIZATION, C.1600-C.1800 THE UNITED STATES SINCE 1945SECULARISATION AND SOCIETY: THE DECLINE OF RELIGION IN THE WEST SINCE 1800PLANTATION AND CIVILITY IN THE HEBRIDES AND IN ULSTER, C1541-1639THE GLOBAL HISTORY OF INEQUALITIESCOMMODITY HISTORIES IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH, 1500-2000Semester 2SCOTTISH RADICALISM 1848-1950CULTURE, POLITICS AND SOCIETY IN THE HIGHLAND CLEARANCESGENDER, CULTURE AND TEXTMEDIEVAL PALAEOGRAPHY: AN INTRODUCTION TO READING MEDIEVAL DOCUMENTSHERETICS AND INQUISITORS IN EUROPE,800-1600THE AMERICAN WAY OF WARWORKING WITH MANUSCRIPTS AS HISTORIANSTHE VIETNAM WAR IN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTUREVIOLENCE AND THE COLONIAL ENCOUNTERTHE LIFE AND AFTERLIFE OF MARY QUEEN OF SCOTSTHE GLOBAL COLD WAR, 1947-2008With permission, you can also take courses from other subjects in the College of Arts and beyond.Please note the availability of a particular course depends on student numbers and patterns of staff leave. Not all courses will be available every year.Summer: April to SeptemberDISSERTATION (MSC HISTORY)Teaching and AssessmentTeaching is mainly seminar and discussion-based, in small classes.Technical skills are taught through lectures and workshops associated with the core course, while the conceptual foundations for gender history are taught through the weekly seminars. Independent and self-reflective critical work is fostered through written assignments and seminar presentations, culminating in the dissertation.


Entry requirements

Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject unless otherwise specified. You'll also need to submit a short (one paragraph) statement of interest in this programme. International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.

Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.5 (no sub less than 6)

Notice: This is the default IELTS grade for The University of Glasgow.

About this university

International students

Students travel from around the world to study at the university and its website has country-specific information available. The International Student Support Team is a dedicated advisory service to help students on a range of subjects including immigration, finding employment and dealing with financial matters. For those to whom English isn’t a first language there is also English language courses available through the University Language Centre who also provide language support during the length of study. Student life is organised differently at Glasgow than many universities meaning there isn’t a single student association but rather a number covering different areas. There are two separate student’s unions, dating from the times when one was for male students and the other for female, called the Glasgow University Union (GUU) and the Queen Margaret Union (QMU). There is also a Students Representative Council that is the legal body representing students’ interests in the university and in wider terms. The two unions organise a number of social and cultural groups and events including providing facilities for debating, dining, socialising and meeting rooms. Sports are handled by the Glasgow University Sports Association (GUSA) that operates both sports clubs as well as fitness classes and drop in sessions.

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