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MScHistorical Research

University of Stirling
United Kingdom, Stirling
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Tuition fee for a Postgraduate course at the University of Stirling can range from £20,845 – £22,825. Please refer to the university webpage for further information.

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The Master of Science in Historical Research is a one-year research preparation course intended to prepare postgraduates for a research-based career and enable specialisation in social and/or economic history.

The MSc is designed to:

train historians in social research methods
demonstrate your ability to undertake interdisciplinary research to doctoral level at Stirling; or other universities in Britain and overseas
provide a foundation for applications to research councils (AHRC, ESRC) and doctoral training partnerships (including SGSAH) that fund PhD research
specifically prepare graduates to apply to the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science for PhD studentship funding in social and economic history (see below under professional accreditation)
enhance career prospects and career development

The course prepares you for further research by:

compulsory taught modules in project design, qualitative and quantitative data analysis
directed independent study in the historiography of a research topic
skills development in statistical and database packages
self-directed skills training
practical experience in applying research methods to interrogate primary sources and datasets in the dissertation
developing written and verbal critical analysis

Career opportunities

The MSc Historical Research has been designed with three career destinations in mind:

to prepare graduate students for further research at doctoral level
as a route to an academic career
as a higher degree in its own right

Taking the MSc can also enhance your continuing professional development, particularly in teaching, journalism, marketing and heritage management through in-depth study of particular fields. By helping you develop critical analytical skills and research techniques, the course provides preparation for a wide variety of research-based careers in the public and private sectors.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application period has ended

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application period has ended

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States