History MA 2021/22 entry

Course code:

AHT059

Study options:

1 year full-time

 

How to Apply
Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2021

 

Fees:
Faculty:

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For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 4321
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Course code:

AHT059

Study options:

1 year full-time

 

How to Apply
Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2021

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 4321
Request information

Course code:

AHT059

Study options:

1 year full-time

 

How to Apply
Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2021

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 4321
Request information

Overview

MA History is an exciting opportunity to study global history through local lenses and explore the history of environmentalism, indigenous voices, war reporting and gender history.

Through innovative, digital and real-world assessments, MA History prepares students for their professional futures by equipping them with transferable and essential analytical, research and management skills. Students are given insights in the ways in which the history of modern society, culture and the media shape the modern world today.

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

COVID-19

The University may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are prepared for courses due to start in or after the 2020/2021 academic year to be delivered in a variety of forms. The form of delivery will be determined in accordance with Government and Public Health guidance. Whether on campus or online, our key priority is staff and student safety.

Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to Covid-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) and some non-academic offerings (particularly in relation to international experiences), may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Student experience

All the support you need, in a top student city

Course information

The MA in History builds on Coventry’s highly successful BA History (Hons) course by offering a research-led and student-inspired postgraduate course aimed at developing the research and professional skills of students, equipping them with essential skills to thrive in an increasingly global and mediatised world. It offers new and innovative history modules, while drawing on interdisciplinary expertise in the School of Humanities. The result is an exciting, modern and very distinctive MA in History.

The course explores essential questions about the nature and ownership of history. It explores important debates about the role of the media and social change in modern history through an interdisciplinary series of modules. Students are offered the opportunity to study social and cultural history as well as a chance to engage with heritage and memory studies, international relations, and political science: subjects which will make students looking to enter both the public and private sector significantly more employable.

Students on the course will examine questions about: the creation and preservation of history, exploring the potential ramifications of who controls the past, the impact of the media on framing and understanding historical events across the world, examining the ways in which our understanding of the past and the present is often a result of mediatisation, and the role that historical debates and events play in current discussions surrounding race and gender.

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Modules

Overview

The themes and topics at the heart of the MA include environmental and indigenous history, the history of the wartime media, and the history of gender and social change. It also draws on the interdisciplinary expertise of the School’s International Relations and Politics teams, allowing students to gain a better and more comprehensive insight into the historical development of the modern period.

Modules

  • Semester One

    7065HUM War, Media and Society in the Twentieth Century

    7081HUM Research Skills for the Postgraduate

    7082HUM One World, Many Histories

  • Semester Two

    7018HUM Changing Character of War and Terrorism

    7083HUM Gender and Social Change in 20th Century Britain

    7084HUM Cultural Heritage and Public History

    7085HUM 21st Century Populism

  • Semester Three

    7049CRB Leading Diverse Workforces

    7000HUM Dissertation

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.

In more detail...

  • Focus on utilising innovative digital skills to explore and engage with key historiographical and scholarly debates supplying students with knowledge of the past and skills for the future.
  • Research-led specialist courses which explore the history of the world through local lenses.
  • Broad historical perspectives that explore popular historical topics whilst also introducing students to innovative modules exploring hidden histories.
  • Emphasis on ethically sound and culturally aware historical research skills to enable students to become effective researchers in both the private and public sectors across the world.
  • MA History provides students with the opportunity to work with a range of academic specialists and to study a diversity of historical topics under the tutelage of experts in their field.

MA History builds on the key themes that have made Coventry University’s BA History highly successful. By focusing on the research and teaching expertise of the historians at Coventry University in order to offer a unique postgraduate course, this course enables students to continue engaging with the innovative historical research specialisms of Coventry’s History Team at Postgraduate level.

The themes and topics at the heart of the MA include

  • environmental and indigenous history
  • the history of the wartime media
  • and the history of gender and social change

It also draws on the interdisciplinary expertise of the School’s International Relations and Politics teams, allowing students to gain a better and more comprehensive insight into the historical development of the modern period. The modules which will be studied will include: War, Media and Society in the Twentieth Century; Gender and Social Change in Twentieth Century Britain; Cultural Heritage and Public History; and One World, Many Histories. The themes examined in these modules are enhanced by the interdisciplinary modules offered by Politics and International Relations: The Changing Character of War and Terrorism and C21st Populism.

During the first two semesters you will study seven mandatory modules based around the key themes of the MA. In the final semester you will complete a 15,000-word dissertation based on a research topic you choose. Modules are typically 15 credit modules except for War, Media and Society in the Twentieth Century (which is 30 credits and includes an induction to the MA), Leading Diverse Workforces (which is 10 credits) and the dissertation module which is 50 credits.

During semester one, students can apply for the extended route, which offers an opportunity to reflect upon and gain professional experience through three semesters of internship or placement* with a host of different organisations.

*Internships and placements are subject to competitive application, availability and additional fees.

The assessments on this course vary according to the module but you will be assessed through a variety of innovative audio-video assessments including documentaries, emulations, podcasts, as well as traditional assessments including essays, reviews and presentations. You will also undertake an individual research project (15,000-word dissertation) in your final semester.

There are no exams on the course.

On successful completion of the course a student will be able to:

  • demonstrate a systematic understanding and critical awareness of modern social and cultural history
  • critically evaluate current advanced scholarship and methodology in the field of history
  • apply, identify, analyse and critically evaluate a range of historical perspectives and conflicting historical interpretations
  • evidence awareness of the diverse contexts (historical, social, and cultural) of past and present whilst practising ethically sound and culturally aware historical and professional research skills
  • conduct specialist independent research at the forefront of knowledge through the use of advanced research methods including synthesising and disseminating research in a critical fashion
  • communicate advanced concepts and analysis to a range of specialist and non-specialist audiences through a variety of communication methods (oral, visual, digital and written)
  • exercise independent learning ability and organisational skills that can be transferred and applied to a range of employment environments and learning contexts including the ability to manage time, set objectives and evaluate performance
  • critically evaluate the principles for leading and developing people and equality, diversity and inclusion at a strategic level.

In a typical week you will have up to 12 contact hours a week which will include small and large teaching, workshops and seminars in addition to self-directed study. You will also have opportunities to discuss your work with your tutors on a one-to-one basis.

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2018/19, we were able to provide a total of 5,469 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

International experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni 2016/17


5,469

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2018/19


12,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally since 2016

12

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses


Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally hold a good undergraduate degree, in a social science or humanities related subject, or equivalent international grade/qualification, from a recognised University.

English as a Foreign Language: This course requires IELTS of 6.0. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

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English as a Foreign Language: This course requires IELTS of 6.0. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

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Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

Starts

Fee


September 2021

£10,400 (per year)


UK Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2021

£16,600 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly exceptional candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2021

£16,600 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly exceptional candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional achievement and academic excellence.

EU student fees

EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year remain eligible for the same fees as home students and the same financial support. Financial support comes from Student Finance England, and covers undergraduate and postgraduate study for the duration of their course, providing they meet the residency requirement.

For tuition fee loans
EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year must have resided in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland for the three years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that three year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

For maintenance loans
EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year must have resided in the UK and Islands for the five years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that five year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

Career prospects

Graduate Immigration Route visa

Based on current information from the UK Government, international students whose study extends beyond summer 2021 may be eligible for a visa under the UK Government’s Graduate Immigration Route, which will enable students to stay and work, or look for work, in the UK at any skill level for up to two (2) years. Check the most up to date guidance available to check your eligibility and any updates from the UK Government before making an application or enrolment decision.

MA History prepares students for future postgraduate study whilst also upskilling them in preparation for a more specialist job market that increasingly requires strong communication, research and analytical skills.

The focus on media and global history equips students with a wide range of digital and intercultural skills through a diversity of assessments which prepares them for a mediatised and culturally diverse globalised job market. This MA course will be useful for a wide range of careers from business, public service, financial management, teaching, education and the arts.

Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the university. A copy of the 2020/21 Contract can be found here. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the University will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the university.

The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase is expected to be in line with inflation. Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance from time to time.

For International students the tuition fee that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For international students, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.