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Early Modern History - MA (Full-Time/Part-Time, 2018 Entry)

This programme explores religious, social, economic and cultural developments in the early modern world, including the strains created by soaring prices and population, and heightened social mobility.

Core Modules: 

  • Historical Research: Theory, Skills & Methods
  • Themes in Early Modern History

Optional Modules:
Students are required to take two of the following:

  • Matters of Life & Death: Topics in the Medical humanities
  • Themes and Approaches to the Historical Study of Religious Cultures
  • Themes & Approaches to the Historical Study of Consumption
  • Themes & Approaches to the Historical Study of Empire
  • Themes & Approaches to the Historical Study of Gender & Sexuality

* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.

All course-specific core modules and optional modules will be delivered by weekly two-hour seminars, and the MA methdological core module by a variety of lectures, seminars and workshops.

All modules apart from the dissertation will be assessed solely by the submission of a 6,000 word essay. A 15,000 word dissertation is required (20,000 for MA in History of Medicine students), The dissertation project will be undertaken under the supervision of one of the Department’s faculty members.

Graduate Destinations:

Outside academia, postgraduates from this course have entered careers including teaching, publishing, curatorial and heritage positions, political campaigning, and roles in the creative sector.

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Essential information


Full-time: 1 year

Part-time: 2 years

Entry requirements

2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject 

English Language requirements

Band B

Department of study


Location of study

University of Warwick

Course fees

Home/EU: £8,580 per year
Overseas: £19,300 per year

Home/EU: £4,290 per year
Overseas: £9,650 per year

Find out more about fees and funding.


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Application information


This information is applicable for 2018 entry.