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Global and Comparative History - MA (Full-Time, 2019 Entry)

This innovative MA course is one of the first in the UK to focus specifically on global history, offering you the chance to investigate one of the most dynamic areas of current historical enquiry and debate. At its centre is a core module exploring the way in which global history has emerged, the methods it adopts, the subject areas it addresses and the criticisms it has attracted.

Throughout, you are encouraged to explore how the global can be investigated in relation to the regional and the local, as part of wider debates on historical methods and interpretation. This provides a route into studying major regions of the globe, including Latin America, India and China.

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

Contact Hours:

4 hours a week.

Class Sizes:

14 students.


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. The dissertation project will be undertaken under the supervision of one of the Department’s faculty members.

Our graduates have progressed into roles such as:

  • Market Research Executive
  • Event Manager
  • Reporter

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Essential information

Course Code



Full-time: 1 year

(September 2019 - September 2020)

Entry Requirements

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

English Language Requirements

Band C

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

Course Fees

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A number of departmental scholarships are
available, which cover Home-EU fees and provide a maintenance stipend are available every year. Previous scholarships have been awarded for £5k-£10k.

Additional Course Costs

There are no additional course costs.

Find out more about fees and funding on the University website.


How to Apply

Department website

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This information is applicable for 2019 entry.