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. The first term core module Themes in Early Modern History provides a critical perspective on key themes and introduces you to a range of expertise at Warwick. This runs alongside a module that explores theories, skills and methods. In the second term you have a choice of two taught modules, each one taking a different topic and exploring it across time and space.
These will help you place your early modern interests in religion, gender, empire, consumption or medicine in a comparative framework as well as deepen your acquaintance with relevant ideas and approaches from outside early modern scholarship.
You are required to take two of the following:
- Matters of Life and Death: Topics in the Medical Humanities
- Themes and Approaches to the Historical Study of Religious Cultures
- Themes and Approaches to the Historical Study of Consumption
- Themes and Approaches to the Historical Study of Empire
- Themes and Approaches to the Historical Study of Gender and Sexuality
- Themes in the History of Science, Technology, Environment and Society, 1500-today
* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.
- Core modules and optional modules delivered by weekly two-hour seminars
- MA methodological core module by a variety of lectures, seminars and workshops
4 hours a week.
• Submission of a 6,000 word essay
• A 15,000 word dissertation is required
Our graduates have progressed into roles such as: Market Research Executive, Event Manager and Reporter.
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Full-time: 1 year
(September 2019 - September 2020)
Part-time: 2 years
2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject
English Language requirements
IELTS overall score of 7.5, minimum component scores of two at 6.5/7.0 and the rest at 7.5 or above.
Department of study
Location of study
University of Warwick
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The department is pleased to announce that it will be awarding a bursary to an outstanding student applying for entry in 2019/20.
The award will cover Home/EU fees and up to £10,000 stipend. All applicants will be considered. If you pay overseas fees the bursary will cover up to the value of home/EU fees.
Additional Course Costs
There are no additional course costs.
Find out more about fees and funding on the University website.