Approaches To History (For Postgraduates) HIST5029

  • Academic Session: 2014-15
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

The focus of this course tends to be on key historians whose work represents different approaches to history developed from the nineteenth century. The course is designed to be flexible, to suit students' particular interests, but also to widen their knowledge of methodologies or techniques. The choice of representative historians may be conditioned by whether the participants' interests are primarily medieval, early modern, or modern, for example J.Burckhardt, cultural history, "medieval" and "modern"; the Annales School, or Schools, and their key protagonists; British Marxist historians; post-colonial historiography; feminist history; the impact of post-modernist critiques of history.


10 x 2 hours

Requirements of Entry

Standard entry to Masters at College level.

Excluded Courses





four short papers (c.1,200 words) used as basis of a (10-15 minute) presentation for opening seminars; the best three of the four will count for the final assessment

Main Assessment In: April/May