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Early Modern History MA

Early Modern History MA

King's College London

Strand Campus, London, United Kingdom
  • QS World University Rankings
    35
  • Degree MA
  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 12 months
The course looks at the history of Britain, Europe and the wider world between c.1500-1800, highlighting themes of political, cultural, religious and social history. Students will be taught by experts in the histories of the Reformation and the Enlightenment, gender, the material world of the Renaissance, race and racism, and on Britain, Ireland, France, the Netherlands, Portugal and the Iberian world. Each student will write a dissertation at the end of this course, but they will begin by testing concepts such as identity, mentality, religion; by challenging models of change including modernization, state-building, the civilising process, reformation, enlightenment and revolution; and by trying out different methodologies such as cultural history, gender, thinking with material objects, global history, using digital data. The optional modules offer students different perspectives on religion, society, politics and culture, by examining primary sources of all kinds alongside the most recent historiographical interpretations. Students will also develop practical skills through modules such as advanced historical skills, including palaeography, Latin from beginner to advanced levels, and offer the chance to learn a European language. Students can also take relevant modules from other departments in, for example, early modern English or French literature, the Iberian world and Digital Humanities.