The North Atlantic World c900 to c1800

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The North Atlantic World, c900-1800 (MSc/PgDip)
This is an innovative taught postgraduate programme run jointly by the Departments of History at the University of Ulster, Oslo and Strathclyde. The aim is to provide students with an introduction to advanced level study of the history of the North Atlantic region (Scotland, Ireland and Scandinavia) in the early modern period. It will also equip students with the key generic research skills and resources (including Palaeography required for successful completion of this programme and for pursuing further research. Students take an assessed curriculum of prescribed and optional classes, with the opportunity to take classes offered from Ulster and Oslo Universities.

The MSc is awarded for a minimum of 180 credits; the PgDip a minimum of 120 credits.

CORE CLASSES    (20 credits each)
Sources, skills and methods for historians 1
Sources, skills and methods for historians 2
Palaeography c.1500-c.1800

OPTIONAL CLASSES (20 credits each)
The Lordship of the Isles
Plantation by land and sea, 1540-1700
Scotland and Ulster in the early modern North Atlantic World
Conflict resolution and arbitration, c1500-1700

Quantitative methods 1: Survey Methods     or
Quantitative methods 2: Statistics and Analysis    

Not more than one Level 5 class worth at least 20 credits offered by the Universities of Oslo and Derry at Ulster as may be approved by the Course Director.

Students for the degree of MSc also write a dissertation (60 credits)

MSc: 12 months; 24 months part-time
PgDip: 9 months; 18 months part-time

START DATE:  Late September

Normally an upper second-class honours degree from a UK University (or equivalent) in History or a related subject

See the postgraduate prospectus

And/or contact: Professor Allan MacInnes - University of Strathclyde

t: +44 (0)141 444 8357



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