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Master of Arts in History (Advanced Seminars and Shorter Thesis)

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  • Academic Title
    Master of Arts in History (Advanced Seminars and Shorter Thesis)
  • Course description
     The masters program allows students to combine coursework with extensive independent research in history. The thesis should demonstrate a critical application of specialist knowledge and make an independent contribution to existing scholarship in the area of research. Candidates may advance to the Doctor of Philosophy degree after successful completion of the masters or may apply to convert to the PhD at an earlier stage. An honours grade of at least H2B (70%) average must be attained in the respective thesis and advanced seminar components of the course to qualify for the award of the masters degree.

    Objectives:    
    Students who complete the masters will:

        * demonstrate a sound understanding of the main developments in past and contemporary historical theory;
        * understand the issues involved in debates about historical knowledge;
        * demonstrate a capacity for articulating historical questions and the appropriate methodologies for investigating them;
        * exhibit a familiarity with relevant historiography and an ability to locate their research within that literature;
        * express research findings in lucid, effective prose, which uses appropriate historical conventions of documentation.

    Course Structure & Available Subjects:    
        * Thesis 20,000-22,000 words
        * 25 points elective subject/s

    Total points per year 100 - subjects are 12.5 points each, unless indicated otherwise. 

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