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Early Modern History Options for Postgraduate Degrees

Postgraduate students will become members of the Early Modern and Eighteenth Century Centre and join the community of scholars there, with opportunities for joint activities such as reading lunches and work-in-progress sessions, research seminars, workshops, conferences and occasionally, work with external arts organisations and other partners (please see our Events and Archive pages for examples of the range of activities).

You can browse the list of our current MA and PhD students.

The Centre offers PhD supervision for a wide variety of early modern and eighteenth century topics. Please see the staff section of the Staff pages for our expertise.

The department offers an MA in Early Modern History for students who want a taught MA course. A range of core and optional modules are available. Here are some examples of previous modules:

  • HI916 Consumption and Culture in the Eighteenth-Century
  • HI920 Politics and Opinion in Hanoverian Britain
  • HI921 Medicine and Science in the Enlightenment
  • HI925 Perceptions of Race in the Antebellum South
  • HI931 Heresy, Toleration and Dissent in England, 1553-1660
  • HI933 Society and Religion in Sixteenth-Century France
  • HI934 Social Order, Riot and Rebellion in Early Modern England
  • HI948 English Religious Life in the Sixteenth Century
  • HI970 China's Global History: 1500-2000
  • HI971 Violence in Early Modern Europe
  • HI972 Casta Painting: Art, Race and Identity in Colonial Mexico
  • HI979 Corruption: Concept and Practice in Britain and its Empire, c.1600-1835
  • HI992: Themes in Early Modern History c.1450-c.1800
  • HI993: Themes and Approaches in the Historical Study of Religious Cultures



For information or advice about starting an early modern MA or PhD in the History Dept, please contact :

Prof. Charles Walton (EMECC Director) charles dot walton at warwick dot ac dot uk

or Kay Jones (History Postgraduate and Research Coordinator) PGHistoryOffice at warwick dot ac dot uk