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University of Glasgow: Early Modern History

Institution University of Glasgow View institution profile
Department School of Humanities
Web www.glasgow.ac.uk/
Study type Taught

Summary

This Masters focuses on the late 15th to 18th centuries, providing opportunities to explore social, political, religious and cultural historical themes across wide geographic and chronological ranges in a university with extensive library, museum and archive collections for this period. Experts in Early Modern Scotland, England, Europe, Africa, and the Americas contribute to our teaching. You will take a core course in Research, Resources and Skills alongside other History students and five optional courses.

  • Glasgow is an outstanding resource hub for the study of Early Modern History. On campus, the university library holds superb printed and manuscript collections from the medieval to the present. You can also use the Baillie Collection of printed medieval and modern sources in Scottish, Irish and English history. The University’s Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery provides access to primary source materials in fields such as fine art, numismatics and ethnography.
  • Members of staff teaching on this programme have close links with the city’s world class museums.
  • Early Modern History at Glasgow is a dynamic and supportive research community with an increasingly global perspective, where you’re encouraged to take part in many research led initiatives such as seminar programmes, reading and research groups.

You will take:

  • One core course
  • Five optional courses (these courses may include languages offered by other subjects, and (with the permission of the programme convenor) courses offered by other subjects.)

You will also produce a dissertation.

Semester 1: September to December

Core course

  • DOING HISTORY: SOURCES AND SKILLS FOR HISTORIANS

Two or three optional courses (which can include, but which are not limited to Early Modern History).

Early Modern courses running in session 2022-23 within History this semester are:

  • HERETICS AND INQUISITORS IN EUROPE,800-1600
  • THE LIFE AND AFTERLIFE OF MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS

Semester 2: January to March

Two or three optional courses (which can include but which are not limited to Early Modern History).

Early Modern courses running in session 2022-23 within History this semester are:

  • MILITARY SCOTLAND IN THE AGE OF PROTO-GLOBALIZATION, C.1600-C.1800
  • MEDIEVAL PALAEOGRAPHY: AN INTRODUCTION TO READING MEDIEVAL DOCUMENTS
  • SCOTTISH CASTLES AND PALACES
  • HERETICS AND INQUISITORS IN EUROPE,800-1600

Other courses offered by History and available to you in academic session 2022-2023 include:

  • ISSUES, IDEOLOGIES AND INSTITUTIONS OF MODERN SCOTLAND
  • GENDER, POLITICS AND POWER
  • GENDER, CULTURE AND TEXT
  • THE UNITED STATES SINCE 1945
  • THE GLOBAL HISTORY OF INEQUALITIES

Please note the availability of a particular course depends on student numbers and patterns of staff leave. Not all courses will be available every year.

Summer: April to September

  • DISSERTATION (MSC HISTORY)

The research skills and methods you’ll gain on this programme give you the transferable skills you need for positions in the public and private sectors, including heritage policy and projects, media and teaching. The programme is also a good foundation for a PhD.

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University of Glasgow


The University of Glasgow is one of the UK’s most prestigious seats of learning, and the fourth oldest university in the English speaking world. Established in 1451 and recognised for its world-changing research and teaching, the University has inspired thinkers from eminent scientist Lord Kelvin and the father of economics Adam Smith, to Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. 

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  • is ranked 73rd in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2022
  • is in the top 100 in the world: Times Higher World University Rankings 2022
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