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MA Early Modern History

MA Early Modern History 2

For information on fees, course structure and to apply full or part-time please visit the prospectus page.

Course director: Dr Brodie Waddell

The MA in Early Modern History explores European societies in the period from the Renaissance to the Reformation and on to the Enlightenment and the outbreak of the French Revolution. One of its most exciting features is that it considers developments in Britain, continental Europe (notably Italy and Germany) and the wider world in comparative perspective.

Some of the key themes you will study are the impact of religious conflict, economic and social developments, government and social order, the growth of cities, changes in disease and medicine, and the growth of state power.

You will be able to choose option modules in early modern history from across the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology and other relevant Departments. You will also receive training in historical methodologies and research techniques to help you research and write a dissertation on the subject that most interests you. You will read widely in both secondary works and translated primary sources, but there is no language requirement.

For a comprehensive overview of Early Modern History please visit this page.