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Doctoral training


Proficio is our innovative doctoral training scheme. Our University gives you funding to spend on a variety of courses, from research skills to personal development and career management.

Useful information


The MA is made up of five taught modules, each with a credit weighting of 20 credits, plus the dissertation with a credit weighting of 80 credits making a total of 180 credits. Assessment is by coursework and dissertation. MA students submit four essays of 5,000 words, one for each module, which they are assessed on, plus a dissertation of 20,000 words. In addition they submit a dissertation proposal of 1,500 words for the training module Research Methods in History.

Compulsory modules and coursework deadlines

The following modules are compulsory for all MA courses and pathways:

Some optional modules are also compulsory for particular MA pathways.

Optional modules and coursework deadlines

Additional modules are available from other departments.