University of Dundee

History with German MA (Hons)

University of Dundee
In Dundee

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Important information

Typology Master
Location Dundee (Scotland)
Duration 4 Years
Start September
  • Master
  • Dundee (Scotland)
  • Duration:
    4 Years
  • Start:

If you wish to specialise, you can select Scottish Historical Studies, or cover a wider range of topics on our History degree. Whichever course you choose, you'll benefit from interaction with experts who are at the forefront of their field.
At Dundee we believe in research-led teaching. That is to say, our lecturers,are internationally-recognised experts in their fields who create modules around their areas of interest or the historical problems on which they are working. We regularly update our curriculum to reflect cutting-edge research.

You will be joining a dynamic and friendly environment, and we offer a broad training which will benefit you in your later career, whatever that might be.

History at Dundee is both rigorous and enjoyable. Our teaching staff are all highly committed to ensuring that you achieve your full potential as a historian.

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Fulton Building, DD1 4HN


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To take into account

· Who is it intended for?

A history degree is an extremely valuable qualification. It provides a solid foundation in analytical and communication skills, both highly sought after by employers. The history programme at Dundee is designed to produce confident, intellectually-engaged graduates who can think creatively and independently, ask incisive questions, articulate their ideas, and solve complex problems. Our recent graduates have gone into the media, teaching, politics, business, finance, the diplomatic service, and many other dynamic high-earning careers.

· Requirements

BBBB (minimum) - AABB (typical) at Higher. BCC (minimum) - BBB (typical) at A-Level. A relevant BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma with DDM 30 points at Higher Level grades 5, 5, 5.

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What you'll learn on the course

Film & History
Italian Renaissance
Civil Rights
Invasion of America

Course programme

Level 1

A total of 6 modules, two of which typically include:

Semester 1

  • HY11005 - The Rise of Atlantic Empires, 1500-1750
  • HU11001 - Human Futures

Semester 2

  • HY11004 - Age of Revolution, c.1750-1850
  • HU12001 - The Globalizing World

Plus 4 other MA modules.

Level 2

A total of 6 modules, typically including:

Semester 1

  • HY22006 - Scotland and the Wider World

Semester 2

  • HU22001 - America: The Land of the Free
  • HY21004 - Imperialism and Decolonisation, 1850-2000

Plus 3 other MA modules.

Level 3

Single Honours History / Scottish Historical Studies students must take the recommended module, currently: HY31029: Making History plus three other History modules from the list available at the time, for example:

Semester 1

  • HY31016 - Reading Seventeenth-Century Scotland
  • HY31029 - Making History
  • HY31034 - Interpreting German History
  • HY32018 - Early American History
  • HY32010 - Questions of Ulster 1885 to the present
  • HY3**** - Civilisation and Barbarism in the Kingdom of Ireland 1537-1800 (TBC)

Evening Module

  • HY31020 - Holland in the Age of Rembrandt

Semester 2

  • HY31041 - Life at the Margins: Sinners, Deviants and Outcasts in Early Modern Scotland, c.1550-c.1750
  • HY32017 - Imperial Spain
  • HY31038 - Women and Gender in Twentieth-Century Europe
  • HY32032 - America in the Sixties
  • HY32035 - Contemporary African History
  • HY32002 - The Jewel and the Crown
  • HY31037 - Invasion of America
Level 4

Students study four History modules (of which one will be the research dissertation), from the list available, for example:

Semester 1

  • HY40001 - Dissertation
  • HY42038 - Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement, 1945-1970
  • HY42048 - Fascist Italy
  • HY41053 - Modern South Africa: Apartheid, African Lib & Dem
  • HY42058 - The Scottish Highlands and Islands: Health, Politics and Society 1750-1948

Semester 2

  • HY40001 - Dissertation
  • HY40002 - Italian Renaissance
  • HY42052 - Settling the Trans-Appalachian West, ca. 1774-1830
  • HY42057 - Scottish Nationalism and the Idea of Britain

Evening Module

  • HY42049 - Film & History
Scottish Historical Studies

You will normally follow the standard history route at Levels 1 and 2, and then at Levels 3 and 4 you will choose from a range of specifically Scottish modules, as well as others with a significant Scottish content. You will thus gain an essential grounding in history skills and knowledge, followed by specialisation in Scottish history.

Additional information

Overseas students (non-EU) Fee -  £17,275 per year of study

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