This programme, run jointly with the Government Department, focuses on the phenomenon of imperialism. It focuses on the phenomenon of imperialism and a series of related issues, including notions of modernity, nationalism, race and gender, as well as globalisation. A core course, designed to provide students with a broad knowledge of empires from the 14th century to the present day, is flanked with a wide range of specialist options from the Departments of International Development, Government, Economic History, International History, Geography, as well as the European Institute and Gender Institute.
Students engage at an advanced level with the latest academic research in the field, and undertake their own research based term papers and third term dissertation. They take two compulsory courses: Empire, Colonialism and Globalisation, which examines the political and cultural history of empires and their legacy in the contemporary world, and the Dissertation.
Students will be expected to choose courses to the value of two units from a range of options.
Please read the following important information which provides more details on the Masters programme and the courses you can do: Programme Regulations.