University of Buckingham

MA in Tudor History by Research

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University of Buckingham
In Buckingham

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Location Buckingham
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This London-based course is an interdisciplinary programme enabling students to examine, by way of a dissertation of around 25,000 words, aspects of the history of the Tudor dynasty and its international importance.

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Hunter Street, MK18 1EG


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5.0 19/04/2019
About the course: It was so much welcoming and relaxing. The buildings are of historic types and have a lot of characters. The grounds are gorgeous and the environment is so much inspiring.
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5.0 06/03/2019
About the course: I will surely recommend this university. The academics standards are quite high and the subjects are well explained by teachers. Students and teachers are very helpful and the accommodation is fine but not great. The facilities are satisfactory.
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5.0 05/03/2019
About the course: I very much like the way university pays attention to its every student in lectures and tutorials. Students welfare is doing great work as well.
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What you'll learn on the course

Modern History
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Course programme

Students will be encouraged to consider the interrelation of political, architectural, art, and social history. After the Course Director’s general introduction, there will be a series of twelve seminars which explore the origins of the Tudor dynasty in the Wars of the Roses and the government of the early Tudor state (and its limitations). The reign of Henry VIII will be examined as an example of ‘Renaissance monarchy’. Female monarchy and its implications for Tudor government will be another major theme. The course will also consider the material culture of Tudor England at all social levels, examining propaganda and print, architectural patronage and its development throughout the Tudor period. It will review the evidence of artistic patronage and the development of Renaissance literature and drama in the Tudor period. Reading lists will be made available before each lecture to allow for background reading and discussion with the expert speakers.Each seminar will take place in the early evening at the Reform Club in Pall Mall, and will include a 40-minute question-and-answer session with the seminar speakers, all recognised experts in their fields.Each seminar will be followed by a dinner at which there will be further discussion with the speaker and a general conversation about the topic in hand. The cost of the dinners is included in the tuition fees. Click on the Teaching & Assessment tab for more information.Tutorials and meetings will take place at the University of Buckingham’s London offices at 51 Gower Street, Bloomsbury, WC1E 6HJ. The Course Director:
Glenn Richardson, BA (Hons), PhD, FRHistS, FSA, FHA (Hon), FHEAGlenn Richardson is Professorial Research Fellow of the Humanities Research Institute, University of Buckingham, and is also Professor of Early Modern History at St Mary’s University London. He is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society, the Society of Antiquaries, and an Honorary Fellow of the Historical Association. He lectures regularly for the University of Oxford’s Department of Continuing Education.His research interests are grounded in Anglo-French relations in the sixteenth century, but encompass early-modern European diplomacy and cultural exchanges more widely. His other principal areas of research are European Renaissance monarchy, the Tudor and Valois courts, and royal masculinity. Professor Richardson’s most recent publication is "The Field of Cloth of Gold" (Yale UP, 2013). He is currently writing a biography of Cardinal Wolsey.Guest speakersClick on the Teaching & Assessment tab for full details of the guest seminars and dinners. Speakers for 2017-18 include:
  • Dr John Cooper, Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History at the University of York
  • Dr David Starkey CBE FSA RHistS, British constitutional historian and radio and television presenter
  • Dr Charlotte Boland, Collections Curator 16th Century, National Portrait Gallery
  • Professor George Bernard, Professor of Early Modern History, University of Southampton
  • Professor Alex Ryrie, University of Durham; author of "Being Protestant in Reformation Britain"
  • Professor Susan Doran, Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer, Jesus College, Oxford
  • Dr Simon Thurley, Author of "Houses of Power"; former Chief Executive of English Heritage
  • Dr Janet Dickinson, Historian, lecturer and author of "Court Politics and the Earl of Essex, 1589-1601"
  • Professor Maria Hayward, Professor of Early Modern History, University of Southampton
  • Associate studentsFor those wishing to attend the evening research seminar programme, but unable to devote the time to the coursework or to register for the MA degree, there is the option of becoming an Associate Student. This status will enable the student to attend the ten research seminars and to meet the guest lecturers, in the first six months of the programme, but does not require the submission of written work. Associate Students are not registered for, and do not receive, the MA degree.For further details contact:

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