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Arts and humanities Postgraduate study 2011 David Mitten (trumpet) and Luke Keegan (guitar) perform at SoundFest, an annual music festival featuring student bands from the Scarborough Campus. The University of Hull has a long- standing and distinguished reputation for carrying out cutting-edge research, and our students benefit immensely from working with research-engaged staff. Arts and humanitieswww.hull.ac.uk 1 The Utrecht Network

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  • David Mitten (trumpet) and Luke Keegan (guitar) perform at SoundFest,an annual music festival featuring student bands from the ScarboroughCampus.

  • Arts and humanitieswww.hull.ac.uk 1

    The arts and humanities at Hull | 2

    Drama, theatre and performance | 7

    English and creative writing | 13

    History | 25

    Modern languages | 43

    Music | 51

    Philosophy | 59

    Theology and religious studies | 65

    Higher research degrees in other areas | 73

    The Utrecht Network

    The University of Hull is a founder member of, and the sole Englishrepresentative in, the Utrecht Network, an exclusive European consortium ofleading universities. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences supports theopportunities that membership of the network can bring for postgraduate UNstudents. See www.utrecht-network.org.

    The University ofHull has a long-standing anddistinguishedreputation forcarrying outcutting-edgeresearch, and ourstudents benetimmensely fromworking withresearch-engagedsta.

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    The University has emerged in recent years as part of an elite group of highereducation institutions which provide excellent learning opportunities, ledactively by scholars who are at the forefront of their disciplines.

    The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is a driving force of research andpostgraduate scholarship at Hull. Our submissions for History, English and Drama allscored highly in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. The faculty has seensubstantial investment in sta and facilities in the last few years. We have alsoattracted Research Council UK fellowships in History, Law and Philosophy andimpressive levels of funding from external sources.

    Much of our research activity is organised in interdisciplinary centres or institutes,and there are postgraduate opportunities connected with each of our main areas ofexpertise.

    The Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation(WISE) brings together researchers working on the history of slavery, diasporas and socialjustice in the contemporary world. WISE is located in a renovated merchantsbuilding in Hulls attractive Museums Quarter, next door to the birthplace of WilliamWilberforce. The institute has raised more than 2 million in research funds and hasforged links with other institutions in Britain and overseas. We oer interdisciplinaryMasters programmes in Modern Slavery Studies, in Restorative Justice, in Criminologyand Human Rights, and in Diversity, Culture and Identity,as well as opportunities fordoctoral research. For further details see www.hull.ac.uk/wise.

    The Institute for Applied Ethics promotes research which cuts across departmental and disciplinary boundaries,bringing together researchers in Philosophy, Criminology, Law, Politics, Sociology,Social Work, Social Policy, Nursing and the Medical School. The focus is on ethicalissues in contemporary life. Topics include developments in biotechnology;nationalism, ethnicity and new wars; crime and punishment; medical ethics; andpersonal relationships and family in modern society. Related taught programmes arethe MA in Applied Ethics and the MA in Philosophy of Mind and Body.

    The Maritime Historical Studies Centre Hull is an old port city, and the centre was established in 1996 to improve knowledgeand understanding of the maritime dimensions of history. Leading this initiative aretwo experts in maritime history Dr David Starkey and Dr Richard Gorski who holdthe only permanent posts dedicated to the subject in the UK university sector.Research covers the various ways in which human societies have used the sea and itsresources the relationship at the heart of maritime history. We oer an MA inMaritime History as well as an MA in Historical Research and an MA in PoliticalDiscourse.

    The Andrew Marvell Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies was established in 2008 to facilitate interdisciplinary research and teaching in themedieval and early modern periods. Named after the great lyric poet and champion ofreligious toleration, who became MP for Hull in 1659, the centre oers postgraduatesthe opportunity to cross disciplinary and period boundaries or, if they wish, tospecialize in subject and period. It benets from excellent archival resources held inthe Hull History Centre. Members of the Andrew Marvell Centre work, and publish,within a range of academic disciplines, including drama, English, lm studies,geography, history, modern languages, music and theology. It is the base for Sermo, aninternational Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded project to assemble adatabase of Middle English sermons, which will assist study of the literature,language, history and theology of medieval England. Much research isinterdisciplinary, and conducted in a European context, reecting Hulls position as agateway to continental Europe and beyond. Warmly welcoming postgraduate studentsat MA, MPhil or PhD level, the centre oers the opportunity to work with a supportiveand close-knit group of enthusiastic tutors and researchers.

    Hull is atraditional,medium-sized,rst-divisionresearch-leduniversity thatsupports a widerange of coredisciplines and anetwork ofexceptionalresearchopportunities.

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    The Centre for Victorian Studies was launched by Hulls English Department in 2009. The centre aims to expand andpromote research excellence at Hull and to enhance the cultural life of the region byfostering a lively and enterprising research culture at the cutting edge of internationaland interdisciplinary scholarship in the eld of Victorian studies and the long 19thcentury. We wish to support the development of early-career and postdoctoralresearchers and research students. The inaugural Annual Victorian Lecture was givenin 2010 by Elaine Showalter, Professor Emerita of English and Avalon Professor of theHumanities at Princeton, where she received the Presidents Award for DistinguishedTeaching in 2003. The Centre for Victorian Studies specialises in Victorian genderrelations and n-de-sicle studies. Our work includes research on the Victorianfamily, anti/feminism and the New Woman, masculinity, art and performance,colonialism and empire. Our gender focus provides links with Hulls Centre forGender Studies; three of our members are involved in the administration of the thatcentre and in its Journal of Gender Studies.

    The Philip Larkin Centre for Poetry and Creative Writing exists to promote cultural events within the University of Hull, to invite visitingwriters of national and international eminence to give readings of their work, and toorganise conferences on topics of literary importance. It is staed by creative writersin the Universitys English Department. The centre takes its name from Philip Larkin,one of the 20th centurys foremost poets, who anchored his life to the University ofHull. The Hull poetic tradition stretches back to Andrew Marvell, and forwardthrough some of the top poets of our day. Poets explore the personal to nd what isuniversal. From William Wilberforce onwards, Hull has also had a history of drivingthe social agenda for change. We call on writers to help us envision and shape a fairerworld which recognises the transforming power of individual and collective stories.

    The Centre for Popular Cultures brings together researchers from both the arts and the social sciences in a newinterdisciplinary grouping. Hull is an ideal setting for its work. In recent years the cityhas become a regionally important cultural centre, with rst-class museums and artgalleries plus a lively literary scene which centres around the University as well aslocal cafes and bars. In addition to the usual multiplexes, Hull has its ownindependent cinema, Hull Screen. This runs regular lm festivals, including theViva! festival of Spanish lm and the annual Hull Short Film Festival, and plays hostto British Film Institute touring programmes. The citys two theatres, the New Theatreand the independent Hull Truck Theatre (where John Godbers plays are regularlyperformed), are complemented by the Universitys own Donald Roy Theatre. TheHumber Mouth literary festival is an annual event, as are Jazz in the Park and the SeaShanty Festival. Nearby Beverley hosts an annual Folk Festival and a Festival of EarlyMusic. Scarborough, too, is a thriving centre for performance and for live music, andit has an abundunce of art and history on show. Such is the backdrop to ourdeveloping research activity in the area of media and popular culture.

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    iHull: Institute for Creativity and Innovation is an exciting new interdisciplinary institute that supports, nurtures and developsthe regions creative, digital and cultural industries, in partnership with variousother regional players. Its objectives are

    to retain and nurture talent in Hull, Scarborough, East and North Yorkshire, andNorth and North East Lincolnshire, linking into networks that extend down toGrimsby and up to Whitby, by developing entrepreneurship in graduates of thecreative, digital and cultural disciplines

    to develop new audiences and new markets, whether locally or globally, forcultural products and processes developed in the region, principally by means ofpartnerships between the University of Hull and entrepreneurs, including ourown students or graduates

    to set up and consolidate networks of developers, producers, distributors,retailers and consumers of cultural products and services that will establish theregion as a world-class cultural hub

    Art, theatre, music and cultureThe University has made a signicant contribution to the continuing artistic andcultural regeneration of the city of Hull. Philip Larkin, the internationallyrenowned poet, was librarian at the University from 1955 to 1985. The BrynmorJones Librarys collections include his manuscripts and correspondence; the PhilipLarkin Book Collection contains rst editions of all his books, plus many articles,translations, biographies, audiotapes and videotapes. Hull has a thriving LarkinSociety, with which the University has strong connections. Hull alumni include thepoets Roger McGough, Douglas Dunn and Sean OBrien; former lecturers alsoinclude the late lm director Anthony Minghella and a former Poet Laureate,Andrew Motion. The poets Cli Forshaw, David Kennedy and David Wheatleylecture here. We oer an MA in Creative Writing, as well as MA programmes inEnglish Literature; Modern and Contemporary Literature; Women, Gender andLiterature; and Nineteenth-Century Studies.

    At both Hull and Scarborough, there are many opportunities to view or take part intheatrical, artistic and musical events on campus. There is always somethinggoing on, adding a dierent dimension to your experience at the University.

    The University orchestra and various music ensembles regularly perform concerts,both on campus (notably in the Middleton Hall) and further aeld, and our Musicin the University events often feature rst-rate professional musicians. We oerMMus and MPhil/PhD programmes in music.

    The Donald Roy Theatre lies at the heart of the Gulbenkian Centre and is the primaryvenue for all dramatic productions on the Hull Campus; the Studio is an experimentalteaching and theatre production space. There are regular lunchtime and eveningperformances. The Centre for Performance Translation and Dramaturgy provides afocus for the study of translations of dramatic and performance material from Englishinto other languages and from other languages into English. We oer an MA inTranslation Studies.

    The arts at Scarborough Enjoying close links with the Stephen Joseph Theatre, where Alan Ayckbourns playsare premiered, the Scarborough Campus is itself a regional venue for contemporarytheatre, dance and music. Through its On the Edge programme of experimental andcutting-edge arts on tour, running since 1980, the campus hosts both emerging talentand established touring companies who perform in well-equipped studios to studentsand a wider public. The National Student Drama Festival, based in Scarborough since1990, is also an important annual event. At Scarborough you can undertake MA byResearch, MPhil and PhD degrees in music, theatre and performance.

    From top: Andrew Motion,Anthony Minghella,

    Douglas Dunn.

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    Introduction and higher research degrees | 8

    Drama at the Hull Campus | 8

    Theatre and performance at the Scarborough Campus | 9

    MA by Research in Theatre and Performance | 10

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    Drama at the Hull Campus

    The Department of Drama and Music oers facilities for research leading to thedegrees of MPhil and PhD.

    MPhil and PhD research supervision relates to the departments research groupingsin World and Intercultural Theatres, Theatre History and Historiography, and TheProcesses of Production and Performance. Degrees are examined either by thesis orby a combination of thesis and performance project.

    A further range of possibilities is presented by the departments archival holdings,including a large collection of playbills, programmes and other ephemera relating toYorkshire theatres which can furnish abundant material for research projectsconcerned with local theatre history and the papers of the internationallyrenowned Out of Joint Theatre Company.

    For current sta research interests and publications, please visit the departmentalwebsite: www.hull.ac.uk/drama-music. All proposed MPhil or PhD topics may bediscussed with Dr Christian Billing, Dramas Postgraduate Ocer.

    Please note that the research councils and the University expect all MPhil and PhDstudents to complete certain training modules. Specic Drama requirements will berecommended after consultation with your supervisor.

    Examples of completed theses Karen Oughton, Drag Performance, Identity and Cultural Perception, PhD, 2009 Simon Benson, Space, Embodiment and Performance: The Phenomenology of the

    Early Modern Theatre Event, PhD, 2009 Amy Simpson, Fragments of Times and Spaces: Collage in the Theatre of

    Meyerhold, 190626, PhD, 2006 Mrta Magdolina Minier, Translating Hamlet into Hungarian Culture: A Case Study

    in Rewriting and Translocation, PhD, 2005 Abdul Karim Alijawad Al Lawati, Elements of Myth in the Modern Theatre, with

    Special Reference to Current Theatre in Oman, PhD, 2004 Dusanka Radosavlijevic-Heaney, Metatheatre in Yugoslavia in the 1980s and

    1990s, PhD, 2003 Katja Krebs, Dissemination of Culture through a Translational Community:

    German Drama in English Translation on the London West End Stage, 19001914,PhD, 2003

    B Tae Chun, The British Theatre: Economics and Management in the 1990s as anEect of Thatcherite Capitalism, PhD, 2001

    Research studentshipsThe University oers a small number of research studentships for postgraduate study.Details of these may be obtained from the Admissions Oce, University of Hull, Hull,HU6 7RX.

    Further informationThe Postgraduate SecretaryDepartment of Drama and MusicUniversity of HullHull, HU6 7RXT 01482 466210F 01482 [email protected]/drama-music

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    Theatre and performance at the Scarborough Campus

    We welcome applications from students who wish to interrogate issues incontemporary theatre and performance practice for the degrees of MA byResearch, MPhil or PhD.

    Applicants are accepted on the basis of their academic record, their research proposaland the availability of a suitable supervisor. Proposed research topics may bediscussed with the Programme Leader. Sta research interests include

    collaborative practices applied theatre performance and activism live art intermediality and multimediality in performance audience studies modern and contemporary directing practices acting choreography

    Research degrees may be examined through performance practice (with a writtencomponent), by written dissertation or by projects that combine features of both.Note that all research degrees require minimum attendance (exible and negotiable).

    FacilitiesThe School of Arts and New Media (SANM) is a centre for collaborative work acrosslive and digital performance. This creates a distinctive laboratory space in which tocreate and critique emerging live and mediated arts practices.

    There are three performance studios on campus. These are highly exible spaces andideal for contemporary practice. Recent work shown in them has included live-artinstallations, seated audience, promenade pieces, webcasts, and lm and videoprojections. Backstage facilities include dressing rooms, control rooms, a designworkshop and costume and prop stores.

    Within the SANM there are 12 music technology suites, a forthcoming ambisonicstudio and state-of-the-art digital media laboratories. Each of these contributes to aculture of creative practice in the school and enhances the high-quality teaching andlearning environment.

    Scarborough is an ideal location for creating informed performance practice, withexcellent resources on campus, in the town and beyond. We have close links to theStephen Joseph Theatre, to Yorkshire Dance and to regional, national andinternational organisations, including the University of Savoie in Chambry, France,and the Athens School of Fine Arts, Greece.

    Since 1990 Scarborough has been the home of the National Student Drama Festival(NSDF), and students based at our Scarborough Campus take on the important rolesof local organisers and hosts, playing an integral part in the running of the festival.The NSDF is now widely acknowledged to be the most important focus and forum forstudent drama in the UK, and it continues to grow in both popularity and prole.

    Further informationDr Maria ChatzichristodoulouSchool of Arts and New MediaUniversity of HullScarborough CampusScarborough, YO11 3AZ01723 [email protected]

    The 2008ResearchAssessmentExerciseconrmed thatDrama at Hull hasa strong prole ininternationallyexcellent and evenworld-leadingresearch.

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    Duration | Full-time 1 year; part-time 2 years

    Attendance | Full-time 1 day a week; part-time 1 half-daya week (exible and negotiable)

    Entry requirements | A good Honours degree (uppersecond class or rst class) or equivalent plus someperformance-related experience. For internationalstudents, an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent is alsorequired

    Fees | www.hull.ac.uk/money

    Location | Scarborough Campus

    Contact | Dr Maria Chatzichristodoulou, ProgrammeLeader: [email protected]

    About the programmePostgraduate programmes at Scarborough oer studentsthe opportunity to critically and creatively engage with adiverse range of contemporary practices in theatre andperformance, dance and live art, or digital and networkedperformance. This MA programme focuses on hybrid,emergent genres and research areas, is interdisciplinaryin its scope and reects the SANMs commitment tosocially engaged practices.

    Students are encouraged to integrate critical enquiry intotheatre and performance with their personal creativepractice. We support students development intoarticulate and critical thinkers who are acutely aware ofthe ways in which their work engages with current criticalscholarship, cutting-edge practice, social issues anddebates within the contemporary Western culturallandscape.

    All SANM students benet from being embedded within aunique interdisciplinary environment that brings togetherknowledge and expertise from dierent elds such astheatre, performance, music, English, computing anddigital media.

    This programme is ideal for those seeking to further theircritical skills and awareness and to expand their creativepractice whether for professional performance work,work in the creative industries or a career in education.

    Programme contentStudents on this programme are provided withcomprehensive training in research skills andmethodologies through a taught module on researchmethods, as well as with sustained support for thedevelopment of independent projects. Students areexpected to undertake independent research and practiceand are supported throughout with frequent supervisorymeetings. This is a exible programme, designed toaccommodate individual students needs.

    AssessmentAssessment is by a combination of outputs inperformance, performance documentation and a writtendissertation. Students can choose to undertake this as atheoretical degree, as a combination of theory andpractice, or alternatively as practice-led (this will stillinvolve a written component).

    Special featuresWe have three well-equipped performance studios, allhighly exible spaces and ideal for contemporarypractice. The studios are supported by production stawith backstage facilities including dressing rooms,control rooms, a design workshop, and costume and propstores. Students also benet from a range of visitingspeakers, trips to see performance material outside theregion and the annual On the Edge programme ofprofessional touring theatre, dance and musicperformance.

    Research areasSta research interests are listed on page 9.

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    Philip Larkin: one of the greatest English poets of the 20th century,and for 30 years the University of Hulls librarian.

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    Introduction and higher research degrees | 14

    MA in Creative Writing: Poetry or Prose Fiction | 17

    MA in English Literature (taught) | 18

    MA in English Literature (by research) | 19

    MA in Medieval to Early Modern Culture | 20

    MA in Modern and Contemporary Literature | 21

    MA in Nineteeth-Century Studies | 22

    MA in Women, Gender and Literature | 23

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    English has a thriving and growing community of sta, fully representative ofthe varied approaches of contemporary criticism and theory, who are able tooer guidance over a wide range of postgraduate study. Most are based at theHull Campus, but there are also graduate opportunities in Scarborough.

    The Universitys Brynmor Jones Library in Hull, directed for 30 years by the late PhilipLarkin, is very well stocked with texts, critical and scholarly works, periodicals andbibliographies, to provide a sound basis for research in all areas of English literature.The Keith Donaldson Library in Scarborough is also well equipped to supportstudents.

    Particular strengths of the libraries and the newly opened Hull History Centre rangefrom an extensive microlm collection of rare 16th- and 17th-century books andmusical scores, through texts and journalism of the Victorian period, to one of theUKs largest collections of postcolonial literature and an important researchcollection on modern British and American poetry. The Philip Larkin archive containsmore than 400 items by and about Larkin (including rst editions, biographies,interviews and videotapes); the Stevie Smith archive, a further 150 items; and thereare collections of literary manuscripts by, among others, Douglas Dunn, AndrewMotion, Gavin Ewart and Anthony Thwaite.

    In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, 55% of our submitted research was ratedin the top two categories of internationally excellent or world-class.

    Postgraduate study and trainingStudents from the EU and from further aeld come here each year to take ourcerticate, diploma and MA taught courses or to pursue individual research projectsfor MPhil or PhD. They form an international community of postgraduate students,small enough to maintain cohesiveness but large enough to be intellectuallystimulating and socially supportive.

    All postgraduates have ready access to the Universitys central library and computingservices and to its Language Institute. MA students have the additional facility of thefacultys microlab; and registration for our MPhil, MRes and PhD programmes givesautomatic membership of the Graduate School, with access to its 80 networkedcomputers or seminar/common rooms 24 hours per day, every day including allpublic holidays.

    Regular personal contact with your supervisor helps you develop the specialist skillsrequired by your work, while training in the more general professional andtransferable skills so valued by funding bodies and employers is built into the sevenMA programmes described on pages 0000.

    Training and career development for MPhil and PhD research is more broadly basedand is fully described in the Training Manual that you will receive a few weeks beforeyou register, so that you arrive well prepared to discuss with your supervisor anappropriate, individual programme of options. Generic modules include Managingthe Research Process, Library Skills, Information Technology, Data Handling andComputing. Those intending a career in education can opt for Teaching Skills (and, iftheir research is well on track towards timely completion, experience as a tutorialassistant); other modules oer training in virtually any subject that might be, orbecome, relevant to the eective progress of your work (another language, forexample); and, as your research develops, you can also be credited for thepreparation and delivery of a paper to one of the departments research seminars, orto a conference.

    In addition to your higher research degree, awarded after examination of your thesis,60 such training credits qualify you for the Universitys Postgraduate Certicate inResearch Training, and 120 for the Diploma. Along with that certicate or diplomayou will receive a transcript designed as a valuable complement to your curriculumvitae, whether you aspire to a subsequent career within or beyond the academiccommunity.

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    FundingThe Arts and Humanities Research Council is the major provider of awards for Britishstudents, and applicants are advised to contact sta as early as possible to discussfunding. Some international students (non-EU) are funded by the OverseasDevelopment Association (ODA) Shared Scholarships and the Overseas ResearchStudents (ORS) Awards schemes.

    The University also has a small number of its own scholarships which are open to allapplicants, whatever their origin. More information is available either from theAdmissions Oce, University of Hull, Hull, HU6 7RX ([email protected]), or fromthe International Oce (at the same postal address, or [email protected]).

    MA/diploma programmesThese are for students who wish to pursue postgraduate study but who are not (or notyet) committed to more than a calendar year of advanced study. The prerequisite foradmission is a good Honours BA or its equivalent.

    Our seven specialist Masters degrees (see pages 0000) can be taken on either a part-time or a full-time basis 12 months full-time, or 24 months part-time. Diplomacourses are identical in content and structure to the two-semester MAs with the sametitle but require no dissertation.

    MPhil and PhD degrees by researchThese are distinguished only by the scope of the research that each requires andtherefore the span of time that they presuppose. An MPhil is the preferred choice forthose who do not wish to extend their research over more than two years of full-timestudy (or three years, part-time), whereas the research for and writing of a PhD thesisrequire three years of full-time study (or four, part-time).

    Prospective PhD researchers who do not already possess a Masters degree may beregistered initially for the MPhil, and transferred to the PhD after one year ofsatisfactory progress.

    Applicants for either degree should have a clear idea and a good understanding of theeld of enquiry in which they intend to work, and should be able to demonstrate thiswhen they apply, although the exact title and the parameters of any thesis are usuallydened only after some months of research and consultation with the supervisor.This close working relationship is so important that applicants for research degreesare admitted to the department not only on the basis of their suitability forpostgraduate study but also according to the availability of sta to act as supervisors.Your supervisor will be responsible for your research training, progress and personalwellbeing, from registration to the submission of your completed thesis.

    Theses in progress this year illustrate the catholicity of our supervisory expertise.They range from Storytelling in Postcolonial Childrens Literature to single-authorstudies on Tony Harrison, Mary Elizabeth Braddon and Katharine Burdekin.

    A selection of the theses successfully submitted for examination in the last few yearsalso demonstrates that we oer eective supervision across the spectrum of Englishstudies:

    Joel Gwynne, New Zealand Short Fiction, 19352006, PhD, 2008 Sara Johnson, Inside My House of Words: The Poetry of Anne Stevenson, PhD,

    2008 Phillip Mark, Dialectical Aect in Shakespeares Problem Plays, PhD, 2007 Akiko Kawasaki, Illness and Nursing in the Bront Novels, PhD, 2006 Claudia Capancioni, Anglo-Italian Literary Identity in the Writings of Margaret

    Collier, Giacinta Galetti and Joyce Salvadori, PhD, 2006

    Hull is a morepoetic place thanyou mightimagine. Writersconnected withthe city or itsuniversity includeAndrew Marvell,Philip Larkin,Douglas Dunn,Andrew Motion,Sean OBrien andRoger McGough.Whats more,several of theEnglishDepartmentscurrent sta arepublished poets.

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    AdmissionContact the English oce for an application form (details below). If you are applyingfor an MPhil or PhD, you will be asked to send us

    two academic references from suitably qualied people who can report both onyour record as a student of English and on your promise as an independentresearcher

    an outline research proposal which describes your intended topic or eld ofenquiry in some detail and an indicative bibliography of the initial sources that youhope to explore

    approximately 5,000 words of your written work, preferably on a topic related toyour intended area of research

    Two members of sta read all this material independently, then confer, before weoer a place. Such careful scrutiny is, we believe, in the best interests of anyprospective research student. It helps ensure that we make oers only to thoseapplicants who are well qualied to undertake research at the requisite level and thatproposals are viable at the outset because thought through in detail sucient toguarantee their rapid development into appropriate programmes of research andthesis writing.

    For further information and application forms please contact

    Hull CampusDepartment of EnglishFaculty of Arts and Social SciencesUniversity of HullHull, HU6 7RX01482 [email protected]/english

    Scarborough CampusSchool of Arts and New MediaUniversity of HullScaborough CampusScarborough, YO11 3AZ01723 [email protected]/sanm

    New MA in Popular Cultures

    This interdisciplinary programme, led by the Department of Modern Languages,draws on expertise from across the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. It takesBritish, European and American popular cultures as its subject of enquiry.Designed to engage students in debates about the very nature and denition ofpopular culture, it challenges the notion that popular culture is unworthy ofserious study and the commonplace polarisation of high and popular cultures.For details of the MA, see page 49.

    In the 2008ResearchAssessmentExercise, 55% ofour submittedresearch wasrated in the toptwo categories ofinternationallyexcellent orworld-class.

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    FastFacts

    Duration | Full-time 1 year; part-time 2 years

    Attendance | Full-time 6 hours a week; part-time 24hours a week

    Entry requirements | A good rst degree is desirable butnot essential. Applicants will be selected on the strengthof a sample of creative writing

    Fees | www.hull.ac.uk/money

    Location | Hull Campus

    Contact | Simon Kerr: 01482 802877 | [email protected]

    About the programmeThis MA is a broad but intensive programme, designed forthose who want to develop their skills as imaginativewriters. The accent is on your own creative production,though you will be supported in regular meetings of agroup made up of fellow students and sta. You willparticipate in workshops at which the group will criticallydiscuss your work, and you will be expected to re-draftand edit your material in the light of such feedback. Youwill also benet from individual supervisory sessions.

    Programme contentYou may already have decided that you are particularlyinterested in either ction or poetry, but you will initiallybe expected to attempt a wide variety of writing. You willbe encouraged to try new forms, genres and sub-genres,and to explore the writers craft and profession fromvarious perspectives. In the second semester you willbegin to focus on your specialism. This will be eitherction (novel, novella or short stories), creative non-ction or a collection of poetry.

    Core modules Discovering Voices Reading Like a Writer Writing the Novel The Writers Practice Creative Non-ction or Writing Poetry Writing the Short Story Final Portfolio

    AssessmentThere are no formal examinations: all modules areassessed by coursework, usually a portfolio of creativewriting or an essay.

    Special featuresYou will be taught practical skills by members of stawho are professional writers with many prizes andawards to their credit: Cli Forshaw, Ray French, MartinGoodman, Bethan Jones, David Kennedy, Simon Kerr,Kath McKay and David Wheatley. A stimulatingprogramme of workshops and readings by visiting poetsand novelists complements the taught modules (recentguests have included Andrew Motion, Hilary Mantel,Ciarn Carson, Alan Hollinghurst, Jackie Kay, Toby Litt,Nicholas Murray, Carol Rumens, Anne Stevenson andJohn Hartley Williams). Publishers and agents will tellyou how to market your work.

    Research areasAs well as their own creative output and interests incontemporary poetry and ction, members of sta areactive as editors and researchers across a wide spectrumof topics, including myth, elegy, poetic form, storystructure, Irish literature and translation.

    MA in Creative Writing: Poetry or Prose Fiction

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    FastFacts

    Duration | Full-time 1 year; part-time 2 years

    Attendance | Full-time 6 hours a week; part-time 24hours a week

    Entry requirements | A good Honours degree in Englishor another relevant subject. IELTS 6.0, TOEFL 550 orequivalent

    Fees | www.hull.ac.uk/money

    Location | Hull Campus

    Contact | Dr Jane Thomas: 01482 465643 |[email protected]

    About the programmeThis MA is ideal if you have enjoyed the full range oftexts, genres and literary periods studied on yourBachelors degree and wish to take a year of postgraduatestudy without narrowing your options. You can be asexperimental as you like trying something completelynew or returning to favourite areas for further study. Ifyou are considering staying on for a PhD but areuncertain of your topic, this is a good way to discoverwhat you really enjoy and decide the direction of yourfuture studies. You will also have the opportunity to workwith sta and students from across dierent disciplinesand areas.

    Programme contentThere are various possible pathways through theprogramme, following a particular theme such aswomens writing, drama, poetry, the novel or popularculture; alternatively you are free to take whichevercombination of modules appeals to you, including somecreative writing or English language. The onlycompulsory elements are the two-semester ResearchSkills, Methods and Methodologies modules and theindividually supervised dissertation, which is writtenduring the summer vacation at the end of the year on anytopic of your choice.

    Core modules Research Skills, Methods and Methodologies 1 and 2 Dissertation

    Optional modulesThese are, in eect, most of the modules oered on theother English taught MA programmes except the fewwhich belong exclusively to a particular programme orrequire prior specialist knowledge. Those open tostudents on this programme include

    Sensation Writing Victorian Literature and the Visual Arts Shakespeare: Text, Music and Theatre Language Change in the Modern World Modern Childrens Literature Death, the Devil and the End of the World Outlaws and Rebels in Medieval Literature Women, Writing, Travel The Literary North

    We try to oer as many options as possible, but there willinevitably be slight variations each year.

    AssessmentThere are no formal unseen examinations on thisprogramme. Assessment methods vary from module tomodule and include essays, assessed presentations,research exercises and participation in an in-housestudent conference.

    Special featuresThis is one of the more interdisciplinary postgraduateprogrammes hosted by the English Department. You willbenet from the variety of modules available and depending on your module choices you may also workwith sta who specialise in gender studies, history,music, English language and creative writing.

    Research areasAll the research areas of the department are covered bythis programme, from medieval literature tocontemporary ction and poetry.

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    FastFacts

    Duration | Full-time 1 year; part-time 2 years

    Attendance | Full-time 24 hours a week

    Entry requirements | A good Honours degree in Englishor another relevant subject. IELTS 6.0, TOEFL 550 orequivalent

    Fees | www.hull.ac.uk/money

    Location | Hull Campus

    Contact | Dr Jane Thomas: 01482 465643 |[email protected]

    About the programmeThis MA is designed for students who feel ready to spendmost of their rst postgraduate year researching andwriting a thesis of 25,00030,000 words on anindividually supervised project of their own choice.

    Programme contentYou will be supported in your research by appropriatetraining, and you will have the opportunity to choose oneother MA module from within the department. Your one-to-one tuition is arranged with a member of sta withresearch expertise in a similar area and continuesthroughout the year.

    Core modules Research Skills, Methods and Methodologies Dissertation

    Optional modulesYou can take any one of the modules oered for thetaught version of the MA in English Literature in eithersemester.

    AssessmentThe main assessment method is submission of thedissertation at the end of the programme, but 60 creditsare derived from the two Research Skills modules and theoptional MA module. Research Skills is assessed by avariety of methods, including a research portfolio,presentations, seminar reports and participation in an in-house student conference.

    Special featuresThe programmes most distinctive feature is the year-longindividual tuition on a research project of your ownchoosing. It provides an excellent opportunity to testwhether you might ultimately wish to undertake a PhD.

    Research areasThe department is able to provide supervisors in most ofthe key research areas but specialises in medieval toRenaissance literature and the Victorian, modern andcontemporary.

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    FastFacts

    Duration | Full-time 1 year; part-time 2 years

    Attendance | Full-time 6 hours a week; part-time 24hours a week (plus weekly research seminar)

    Entry requirements | A good Honours degree in Englishor another relevant subject. IELTS 6.0, TOEFL 550 orequivalent

    Fees | www.hull.ac.uk/money

    Location | Hull Campus

    Contact | Professor Janet Clare: 01482 465567 |[email protected]

    About the programmeThis innovative MA is associated with the Andrew MarvellCentre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies. It willappeal if you have enjoyed your work in the medieval,Renaissance and early modern period and would like tocontinue your studies in one or more of these elds anddevelop interdisciplinary research. Some modules crossperiods and disciplines, demonstrating theinterrelatedness of texts across traditional boundaries.Other modules are focused on particular medieval orRenaissance writers, allowing you to follow specicinterests. If you are considering staying on for a PhD, thisMA oers a strong literary-historical grounding in theperiods concerned and opens up many opportunities forexciting cross-disciplinary research. You will have theopportunity to work with a wide range of sta in dierentdepartments, proting from extensive expertise inliterature, history, music and drama.

    Programme contentThe MA oers a exible programme, enabling you todevelop pathways in medieval, Renaissance or earlymodern literature, history and culture. Core modulesprovide a scholarly foundation in research methods andskills and in drawing on the expertise of academicsfrom across the constituent departments will enableyou to develop imaginative synergies across thedisciplines. You will have the opportunity to specialise atthree stages: the Applied Research Skills core module,your optional modules and the dissertation. Thedissertation is supervised by a member of one of thedepartments who has expertise in your dissertation area.In cases where the topic is interdisciplinary, you mayhave a second supervisor. The dissertation is written inthe summer vacation at the end of the year, on a topicchosen by you.

    Core modules Research Methodologies Continuity and Change: Medieval to Early Modern Applied Research Skills: Work in Progress Intertextualities Dissertation

    Optional modules Death, the Devil and the End of the World Outlaws and Rebels in Medieval Literature Women and Writing in the Middle Ages Medieval Life and Society Military Society in the Middle Ages Shakespeare: Text, Music and Theatre Dening the Early Modern Unruly Voices: Order and Resistance in Early Modern

    Literature Renaissance Women: History and Texts Ben Jonson: Plays and Masques Humanism and Reformation Texts and Contexts in Early Modern Europe Palaeography Medieval Latin

    AssessmentThere are no formal unseen examinations on thisprogramme. Assessment methods vary from module tomodule and include essays, presentations and researchexercises.

    Special featuresThis is an exceptional interdisciplinary postgraduateprogramme. Students benet from the variety of modulesavailable and depending on their module choices maywork with sta from the Departments of English, History,Music and Drama.

    Research areasThe programme draws on the extensive researchspecialisms in the medieval and early modern periodsacross departments. There are particular strengths incourtly literature, the Vikings, Shakespeare andRenaissance drama, the history of ideas and politicaltheory, and womens writing.

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    FastFacts

    Duration | Full-time 1 year; part-time 2 years

    Attendance | Full-time 6 hours a week; part-time 24hours a week

    Entry requirements | A good Honours degree in Englishor another relevant subject. Sample essay of at least 2,000words. Fullment of University requirements regardingprociency in English language (e.g. IELTS 6.0, TOEFL550 or equivalent)

    Fees | www.hull.ac.uk/money

    Location | Hull Campus

    Contact | Dr Katharine Cockin: 01482 465611 |[email protected]

    About the programmeYou should choose this MA if you enjoy literature fromthe beginning of the 20th century to the present day andwant to explore it more fully than you could atundergraduate level. The programme provides anintroduction to the literature of the period and to relevantliterary theories and debates. It covers many under-researched aspects of literature and therefore oers thepotential for students to identify a topic to be developedfor future PhD research. Students choosing thisprogramme might be interested in pursuing a career inteaching, publishing or the media.

    A diploma can be awarded on successful completion ofthe taught modules without a dissertation. Theprogramme is available part-time, but not by distancelearning.

    Programme contentWhat makes this programme distinctive is the broadrange of material covered and the exploration of a varietyof approaches to study, including the interdisciplinarytopic of literature and law. Students study texts ofdierent kinds, across a range of genres, encompassingboth published material and unpublished archivalsources. The MA covers the familiar and canonical as wellas the relatively unknown and marginalised in modernand contemporary literature.

    Students are given professional training towardsacademic publication, accessing external conferencesand chairing a seminar panel. The nal stage of theprogramme is the dissertation module, for whichstudents develop their own research interests and receiveindividual supervision and support through the summer.

    Core modules Modern and Contemporary Literature Literature and Law Research Skills, Methods and Methodologies 1 and 2 Dissertation

    Optional modulesOptions might include

    The Literary North Poetry and the Spirit of Place Theatre in the Modern World Language in the Modern World Language and Communication Rights and Wrongs: Writings on Nineteenth-Century

    Ethical, Moral and Political Issues Women, Writing, Travel Domestic Violence / Colonial Violence Hystorical Fictions: Gender and Sexuality in the Neo-

    Victorian Novel Modern Childrens Literature Gender in Popular Culture

    Further module informationThe dissertation comprises 15,00020,000 words and isworth 60 credits. All other modules are worth 20 credits.

    AssessmentThere are no formal examinations. All modules areassessed by coursework in the form of one long essay or anumber of shorter research exercises.

    Special featuresThe Universitys Brynmor Jones Library and the HullHistory Centre have extensive holdings of politicalpressure groups and campaigns, letters and diaries fromthe First World War and the inter-war period, and archivalmaterial related to relevant authors such as Stevie Smithand Philip Larkin. Visiting academics attend thedepartments research seminars throughout the year, andrecent guest speakers for our Annual English Lecturehave included Professors Elaine Showalter, BlakeMorrison and Andrew Motion and the novelist AlanHollinghurst.

    Research areasCurrent sta research interests include contemporaryction and poetry; autobiography; literature and dramarelated to political movements (including womenssurage); war and literature; popular culture and crimection; science ction; Bram Stoker; Arthur Conan Doyle;D H Lawrence; Peter Carey; Philip Larkin; and MargaretAtwood.

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    FastFacts

    Duration | Full-time 1 year; part-time 2 years

    Attendance | Full-time 6 hours a week; part-time 24hours a week

    Entry requirements | A good Honours degree in Englishor another relevant subject. IELTS 6.0, TOEFL 550 orequivalent

    Fees | www.hull.ac.uk/money

    Location | Hull Campus

    Contact | Professor Valerie Sanders: 01482 466918 | [email protected]

    About the programmeYou should choose this MA if you enjoy the literature andculture of the long 19th century (18001914) and want toexplore it more fully than you could at undergraduatelevel. We assume some prior knowledge of the period,and therefore focus on popular, leading-edge researchareas rather than oering a general overview. Theprogramme is aimed both at students eventually hopingto do a PhD and at those who see the MA as a worthwhileand fullling qualication in itself. While not directlyvocational, it should enhance your employability in arange of professions.

    A diploma can be awarded on successful completion ofthe taught modules without a dissertation. Theprogramme is available part-time, but not by distancelearning.

    Programme contentThe programme covers areas of 19th-century literatureand culture currently enjoying an upsurge in researchactivity, both within the department and in the wideracademic world. Besides being fully trained in researchskills and methodologies, students choose four out ofseven available taught modules. This part of theprogramme involves students in observing and assessingthe departments research seminar series, andparticipating in a mini-conference at the end of thecourse. They are also given professional training towardsacademic publication, accessing external conferencesand chairing a seminar panel. The nal stage of theprogramme is the dissertation, for which studentsdevelop their own research interests and receiveindividual supervision and support through the summer.

    Core modules Research Skills, Methods and Methodologies 1 and 2 Dissertation

    Optional modules Family Matters Sex and Gender Rights and Wrongs: Writings on Nineteenth-Century

    Ethical, Moral and Political Issues Sensation Writing Literature and the Visual Arts Modern Childrens Literature Women, Writing, Travel

    Further module informationThe dissertation comprises 15,00020,000 words and isworth 60 credits. All other modules are worth 20 credits.

    AssessmentThere are no formal examinations. All the modules areassessed by coursework in the form of one long essay or anumber of shorter research exercises.

    Special featuresThe Universitys Brynmor Jones Library has extensiveholdings of all the major Victorian periodicals, as well asarchives relevant to the campaigns studied in the Rightsand Wrongs module. Visiting academics attend thedepartments research seminars throughout the year, andrecent guest speakers for our Annual English Lecturehave included Professors Elaine Showalter, BlakeMorrison and Andrew Motion and the novelist AlanHollinghurst.

    Research areasCurrent sta research interests include New Womanwriting and n-de-sicle literature; single-author studiesin Thomas Hardy, Ellen Terry, Harriet Martineau, GeorgeMoore and Arthur Conan Doyle; neo-Victorianism;representations of the family, especially sibling relationsand fatherhood; autobiography; surage drama;feminism and anti-feminism; aestheticism; andmesmerism and the Gothic.

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    FastFacts

    Duration | Full-time 1 year; part-time 2 years

    Attendance | Full-time 6 hours a week; part-time 24hours a week (plus weekly research seminar)

    Entry requirements | A good Honours degree in Englishor another relevant subject. IELTS 6.0, TOEFL 550 orequivalent

    Fees | www.hull.ac.uk/money

    Location | Hull Campus

    Contact | Professor Ann Heilmann: 01482 465182 | [email protected]

    About the programmeThis MA is ideal for students interested in cultural genderstudies and the ways in which gender and sexuality areconstructed in literature. Founded in the 1980s, it was therst MA of its kind at a British university, oering aliterature-based approach to womens and genderstudies. In response to changing trends, it has beenredesigned to supply sound training in research methodsand the opportunity to study literary texts from a varietyof genres, and across dierent historical periods, from agendered perspective. Students taking this programmemight wish to pursue careers in publishing, education,journalism and the media, the social professions orbusiness. It is also an excellent preparation for furtherresearch at MPhil or PhD level.

    Programme contentLiterary gender studies is one of the departmentsresearch strengths, and we oer a range of modules in theeld. Besides being fully trained in research skills andmethodologies, you will take three core modules andchoose three optional modules; you may also chooseelectives from other MA programmes inside and outsidethe department. This part of the programme involvesobserving and assessing the departments researchseminar series, and planning and participating in an in-house conference at the end of the programme. You willalso receive professional training towards academicpublication, accessing external conferences and chairinga seminar panel. The programmes nal stage is thedissertation, for which you develop your own researchinterests and receive individual supervision and supportfrom specialist advisers.

    Core modules Research Skills, Methods, and Methodologies 1 and 2 Combined module: Feminist Historiography / Womens

    Movements Worldwide Dissertation

    Optional modules Family Matters Feminism, Politics and Power Gender and Monstrosity, 1880 to the Present Gendered Bodies, Gendered Selves Gender in Popular Culture Hystorical Fictions: Gender and Sexuality in the Neo-

    Victorian Novel Modern Childrens Literature Race, Ethnicity and Gender Rights and Wrongs: Writings on Nineteenth-Century

    Ethical, Moral and Political Issues Sex and Gender Women and Writing in the Middle Ages Women, Writing, Travel

    Examples of free elective modules Art, Photography and the Visual Domestic Violence / Colonial Violence Movement and Identity, 15001850 Othered Bodies: Anthropological Perspectives on

    Gender and Sexual Diversity Political Theory of Multiculturalism Sensation Writing Theatre in the Modern World

    Further module informationThe dissertation comprises 15,00020,000 words and isworth 60 credits. All other modules are worth 20 credits.

    AssessmentThere are no formal examinations: all modules areassessed by coursework, usually in the form of one longessay and often a presentation or a number of shorterresearch exercises.

    Special featuresThe Universitys library has good holdings of gender andwomens studies material, is particularly well stockedwith 19th-century periodical literature and holdsimportant archives relevant to the campaigns studied inthe Rights and Wrongs module. Visiting academics attendthe departments research seminars throughout the year,and recent guest speakers for our Annual English Lecturehave included Professors Elaine Showalter and PatriciaDuncker.

    Research areasCurrent sta research interests include representations ofthe family, especially sibling relations and fatherhood;New Woman writing and n-de-sicle literature;autobiography; surage drama; Victorian and Edwardianfeminism and anti-feminism; mesmerism and the Gothic;historical womens ction writing; and neo-Victorianism.Single-author studies cover gender issues in ThomasHardy, Ellen Terry, Harriet Martineau, George Moore andArthur Conan Doyle.

    MA in Women, Gender and Literature

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    The Most Reverend Desmond Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town and Patron of the Universitys Wilberforce Institute. Sean Spencer.

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    Introduction and higher research degrees | 26

    Research MA in Historical Studies | 31

    MA in Modern Slavery Studies | 32

    MA in Medieval History | 33

    MA in European History | 34

    MA in German History | 35

    MA in Military History | 36

    MA in Imperial History | 37

    MA in Womens History | 38

    MA in Maritime History | 39

    MA in Regional and Local History and Archaeology | 40

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    The Department of History at Hull is now one of the largest and most diverse inthe country, with 30 sta actively involved in historical research andpublication and in the supervision of research students.

    Our sta includes internationally recognised researchers in a wide range of historicalperiods, from the Iron Age to the 21st century. We oer postgraduate supervision inmany areas, from cultural, intellectual and religious history to the history of warfare,business history, gender history and colonial history, as well as newly emerging areassuch as global and environmental history.

    The department also has two dedicated specialist research centres, the MaritimeHistorical Studies Centre, located in Blaydes House on Hulls historic waterfront, andthe Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation, set nearby inHulls Museums Quarter, both of which welcome postgraduate students.

    In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, 65% of the departments research outputwas rated at Grade 4* (world-leading) or 3* (internationally excellent), underliningthe Universitys status as one of the leading centres of historical research in the UK.

    A choice of programmes

    Masters programmesThe department currently oers a range of MA (Master of Arts) programmes. Detailsof these are given on pages 3140. Our Director for Taught Postgraduate Programmesis Dr Amanda Capern ([email protected]).

    Higher research degreesThe department also oers the degrees of MPhil (Master of Philosophy) and PhD(Doctor of Philosophy) in all our areas of research expertise. What these programmesinvolve is explained in detail on pages 2930, and an indicative list of potentialresearch topics is given on pages 278.

    Further informationFor more details of all of our programmes, see our web pages atwww.hull.ac.uk/history.

    Studying at HullAs a postgraduate student at Hull, you will be part of a stimulating and friendlyresearch community. At any one time, there are around 30 students enrolled on arange of full- and part-time MA, MPhil and PhD programmes. Every student has twopersonal research supervisors, and our students are encouraged to play a full part inthe intellectual life of the department and to participate in our regular series ofresearch seminars. Whenever possible, the department also oers valuable teachingexperience to those in the advanced stages of doctoral study.

    All research students need access to archives and sources, and the department andUniversity oer easy access to a great range of valuable resources, as well assupporting students academically and nancially in their studies.

    When starting historical research, nding and using unique archives, which in manycases may not have been studied before, can appear daunting. The rst thing toremember is that you will be guided and advised from the very beginning by yourresearch supervisor. You certainly do not need to have a detailed knowledge of thearchives and sources before you apply, and we encourage those thinking aboutapplying to contact us and to discuss their options at the earliest opportunity. Withnew research students in mind, the department is also introducing a module onunderstanding and using archives.

    Once you are here, the Universitys Brynmor Jones Library will usually be your rstport of call. The BJL houses extensive collections of printed and digitised historicalsources and collections of secondary literature, as well as the EuropeanDocumentation Centre for the region. There is also a regular free coach service to theBritish Library annexe at Boston Spa.

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    Many students base their research on the large collections of archive materialavailable in the city and the region. Among other things, the University Archives holdmaterials relating to labour history, 20th-century political papers, shipping recordsand many of the estate papers of the great Yorkshire landed families. These are heldtogether with the Hull City Archives, and other materials, in the recently opened HullHistory Centre, a unique and invaluable central repository. The County ArchivesOce at Beverley is also located within a few miles of the campus.

    But many students travel further aeld to the National Archives in Kew, forexample, or to specialist libraries and collections. In these cases, the departmentregularly contributes to travelling expenses through its research fund. PhD studentsfrom Hull have also recently been awarded grants from the University and fromoutside funds for travel to Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Norway, Sweden,Australia, Canada and the USA to pursue research and to present papers atconferences and workshops.

    Research in the Department of HistoryYou can study for a higher research degree in any area of history where thedepartment is able to oer expert supervision. The following list gives an idea of whatwe oer; but please contact us if you cannot see an area in which you are particularlyinterested, and we will be able to advise you.

    A complete list of sta and their areas of research expertise appears on our web pagesat www.hull.ac.uk/history.

    Medieval history The history of nobility, knighthood and aristocracy Anglo-Norman history English, Welsh and Scottish history Church and monastic history The history of military communities The Anglo-Scottish wars The Hundred Years War Letters and friendship networks

    Early modern history Reformation history The history of political thought Tudor and Stuart England The English Civil War The history of religious tolerance and toleration Womens and gender history Early American and colonial history

    Local and regional history The history of Lincolnshire The history of Yorkshire History of local communities Religious and parish history in the diocese of Lincoln

    In the 2008ResearchAssessmentExercise, 65% ofthe departmentsresearch outputwas rated asinternationallyexcellent orworld-leading.This conrms thatHull is one of theUKs leadingcentres ofhistoricalresearch.

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    Archaeology Iron-Age Yorkshire Medieval Hull Wetland archaeology Landscape archaeology

    Modern history European totalitarianism (Italian fascism; the Cold War; East Germany) Military history (the First World War; the Second World War; commemoration, war

    memorials and national identity; Indian soldiers in the World Wars) Imperial, colonial and postcolonial history (the British Empire; history of

    decolonisation; New Zealand; the British Raj in India)

    Business history History of insurance

    Economic and social history History of popular culture and leisure British society in the 20th century British government and social policy Agrarian history

    Maritime history* Fisheries and trawling Commercial and merchant shipping history Merchant shipping and labour relations Pirates and privateers History of marine animal populations

    * See also the notes on the MHSC below.

    History of slavery, the slave trade and diaspora** History of the slave trade and emancipation African history Caribbean history Atlantic history Race relations in the Atlantic basin Migration and diaspora

    ** See also the notes on WISE below.

    Global history Environmental history History of natural disasters

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    The Maritime Historical Studies Centre (MHSC)The overarching aim of the MHSC is to enhance knowledge and understanding of therole of the seas and oceans in the human historical process, paying particularattention to two themes: the development of the sea transport interests of the BritishIsles since c1500; and the interaction of human and natural factors in the evolution ofmarine environments over the long term. These themes are investigated byindividuals and on a team basis, with all MHSC sta contributing to research-informed undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in maritime history.

    The MHSC is based at Blaydes House, a refurbished 18th-century merchantsresidence which provides space for seven computer workstations (specically for theuse of research students and research assistants) as well as a specialist maritimehistory library, a server to accommodate the datasets and websites generated as partof the research process, and four meeting and teaching rooms.

    Maritime history modules are oered at postgraduate level, and it is possible tospecialise in maritime history within the MA in Historical Studies. The MHSCwelcomes applications for PhDs in maritime, sheries and naval history.

    Further information about the MHSC can be found at www.hull.ac.uk/mhsc.

    The Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation(WISE)Slavery and the social injustices associated with it are as real today as they were 200years ago, when William Wilberforce led the movement which ended the British slavetrade in 1807. WISE was established by the University of Hull to address this criticalissue for the 21st century. It is located in a listed Victorian building in the historic OldTown in Hulls city centre, close to Wilberforce House, Wilberforces birthplace. Theinstitute has a world-class reputation for research into the history of slavery andemancipation. Its most recent appointment is a Professorship in Diaspora Studies.

    WISE will pursue research and learning that sheds new light on slavery and itsmodern human-rights resonances. Its three themes will be

    the past in the present movement and identity boundaries of freedom and coercion

    The MA in Modern Slavery Studies is based at WISE. The institute welcomesapplications for PhDs in slavery studies and related areas. A particular feature of itsresource base is a newly constructed collection of microlm sources from archivesaround the Atlantic world and a state-of-the-art reader, printer and direct link to theinternet (see under Activities at www.hull.ac.uk/wise).

    Further information about WISE can be found at www.hull.ac.uk/wise.

    Reading for a higher research degree

    PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)The PhD, or doctorate, is a three-year programme (four years part-time) during whichstudents research and write a dissertation of 100,000 words on a historical topic oftheir choice. Each student has two supervisors, one of whom is normally designatedthe lead or main supervisor, with whom they work closely throughout the threeyears.

    If you are interested in taking a PhD, you will need to write, as part of yourapplication, a detailed statement of your proposed research, which must fall in anarea that a member of our sta is able to supervise. It is particularly important,therefore, that you contact us at an early stage to discuss your options. You can studyfor a PhD in any area of history where the department is able to oer expertsupervision (see pages 278).

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    All PhD students take part in the Universitys Postgraduate Training Scheme (PGTS),which includes training in research techniques as well as generic and transferableskills. The PGTS is tailored to the individual needs of each student, and, with yoursupervisor, you will be able to select the modules of most direct relevance to yourresearch and future career goals.

    PhD students normally register provisionally for an MPhil (see below) and then applyto upgrade to a PhD after two years of satisfactory progress.

    Key facts Entrants are required to have a Masters degree or equivalent in history or a related

    subject, normally with an average of 60% or more (or international equivalent).IELTS 6.0 or equivalent is also required.

    Fees are standard (see www.hull.ac.uk/money). Attendance is by arrangement with supervisors and depends on choices made for

    the PGTS. The programme is based at the Hull Campus. For further details, contact Julian Haseldine ([email protected]).

    MPhil (Master of Philosophy)The MPhil is a two-year programme (three years part-time) during which studentswrite a thesis not exceeding 70,000 words. It is suitable for those who want to workon a historical dissertation for a shorter period of time and who do not necessarilywant to pursue a research career. You can study for an MPhil in any area of historywhere the department is able to oer expert supervision (see pages 278).

    Key facts Attendance is by arrangement with supervisors and depends on choices made for

    the PGTS (see under PhD). Entrants are required to have a Masters degree or equivalent in history or a related

    subject (or international equivalent). IELTS 6.0 or equivalent is also required. Fees are standard (see www.hull.ac.uk/money). The programme is based at the Hull Campus. For further details, contact Julian Haseldine ([email protected]).

    Advice on applications and fundingWe would urge anyone interested in postgraduate study at Hull to contact the Directorfor Postgraduate Students, Dr Julian Haseldine ([email protected]), or theDirector for Taught Postgraduate Programmes, Dr Amanda Capern([email protected]), at the earliest possible opportunity for advice on choosingthe right programme of study and research topic. It does not matter whom you callrst: both Dr Haseldine and Dr Capern will be happy to discuss your options and, ifnecessary, point you in the right direction for further advice.

    We can also advise you on possible funding opportunities. You may be eligible toapply for funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council or the Economicand Social Research Council, but you will need to contact us, at the latest, byFebruary to apply for funding for the following September. Other sources of fundingmay be available later in the year.

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    FastFacts

    Duration | Full-time 1 year; part-time 2 years

    Attendance | Full-time 45 hours a week; part-time 23hours a week

    Entry requirements | Normally a 2.1 Honours degree inhistory or a related subject (or international equivalent),but relevant prior experience is taken into account. AlsoIELTS 6.0 or equivalent

    Fees | www.hull.ac.uk/money

    Location | Hull Campus

    Contact | Dr Julian Haseldine: [email protected]

    About the programmeThe MA in Historical Studies is designed to oer agrounding in historical research and either to prepare youfor higher study at PhD level or if taken as a stand-alonequalication to cultivate transferable skills foremployment in a range of related careers such as archivesand libraries, teaching and research work. Past studentshave entered the wide range of careers open to arts andhumanities graduates.

    Programme contentStudents can choose to investigate any period or area ofhistory for which the department can oer supervision(see the list of topics on pages 278), and each has apersonal research supervisor. The three core modulesoer training in the fundamental skills and thetheoretical basis of historical research work, and theydirectly support the dissertation. In the second semester,you can choose from a range of options (some of whichare listed below). You can take modules that oer trainingin specic research skills, such as palaeography orlanguages, or you can pursue further study in yourchosen historical period.

    Core modules Research Design and Strategy Historiography Archive Skills

    Optional modulesOptional modules include

    Approaches to Medieval History Agrarian History British Urban History since 1700 Fascism in Europe, 19191945 The Presidency of John F Kennedy, 19601963 Communism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe,

    19451991 Winston Churchills Second World War as History Decolonisation: The Transition from British Rule in

    Asia, Africa and the Middle East The Slave Trade: Abolition and Suppression Socio-Economic Theory and Analysis Quantitative Methods for Historians Humanism and Reformation War and Peace in Early Modern Central Europe The Imperial Crisis: Britain and America, 17601776 Britain and the Global Wars for Empire, 17541815

    Further module informationStudents on the programme can choose to specialise inmaritime history, in which there is a range of modulesincluding

    The Ship in History British Merchant Shipping since c1780

    AssessmentThe programme is focused on a 20,00025,000-worddissertation which is worth 50% of the nal mark.

    Special featuresThe programme allows students the opportunity tochoose dissertation topics from the full range of historicalspecialisations of our 30 research-active sta members(see pages 278). The Brynmor Jones Library and the HullHistory Centre hold important archival collections forhistorical research; and for those whose research takesthem further aeld, nancial support is available fromthe departmental Research Fund.

    Research areasThe departments research specialisms, and the activitiesof the MHSC and WISE, are covered on pages 279.

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    FastFacts

    Duration | Full-time 1 year; part-time 2 years

    Attendance | Full-time 2 days a week; part-time 1 day aweek

    Entry requirements | Normally a 2.1 Honours degree inhistory (or international equivalent)

    Fees | www.hull.ac.uk/money

    Location | Hull Campus

    Contact | Professor David Richardson:[email protected]

    About the programmeThe MA in Modern Slavery Studies is aimed at bothBritish and international students who wish to developresearch skills and knowledge in the history of slavery,either in advance of a doctorate or to acquire transferableskills for employment in the global market in teaching,government departments and non-governmentalorganisations.

    Programme contentThe programme oers you the opportunity to studyslavery and emancipation in various historical contextsand to explore the conditions under which slaverycontinues to exist today. It engages with emergingdebates about multiculturalism, globalisation, povertyand identity. It is designed to impart a combination ofresearch skills and specialist knowledge in the social,economic, political and cultural contexts of slaverythrough a series of core and optional modules andthrough the preparation of a dissertation.

    Core modules Historiography of Slavery Enslavement in World History Modern Slavery and Human Tracking Research Design and Strategy

    Optional modules Bonded Labour in a Historical Perspective East European Slavery: From Serfdom to

    Totalitarianism The Demography of Slavery The Slave Trade: Abolition and Suppression The Black Atlantic Political Theory of Multiculturalism Globalisation and Poverty Movement and Identity, 18002000 Race, Ethnicity and Gender in Postcolonial Womens

    Writing Environment and Development in Africa Womens Movements Worldwide Voices of Slavery Foundations in Human Rights Key Issues in Identity Politics I Slavery since Emancipation NGOs, Governance and the Development Process

    AssessmentThe core and optional modules are worth 120 credits intotal. Following the taught component of the programme,students prepare a 15,000-word dissertation which isworth 60 credits.

    Special featuresOne unique feature of the programme is that you canchoose to specialise in slavery in historical perspective orfocus on issues of modern slavery according to yourchoices of optional modules.

    Research areasThe departments research specialisms, and the activitiesof WISE (where the MA is based), are covered on pages279.

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    Duration | Full-time 1 year; part-time 2 years

    Attendance | Full-time 12 days a week; part-time 1 day aweek

    Entry requirements | BA or equivalent British orinternational qualication

    Fees | Standard annual postgraduate fee seewww.hull.ac.uk/money

    Location | Hull Campus

    Contact | Dr Amanda Capern: 01482 465867 |[email protected]

    About the programmeThe MA in Medieval History is aimed at history graduates(as well as those in a parallel discipline such as politicsand international studies) and mature students wishingto pursue an interest in this area. It is relevant to thosewho wish to specialise in medieval history foremployment purposes or in advance of doctoral research,but it also works as a higher qualication in its own right.The programme is designed to impart a combination ofresearch skills and advanced knowledge in the social,political and cultural history of medieval Europe.

    Programme contentThemes of the programme include the culture of medievalwarfare and crusades, life and society, and the world ofliterature and learning. There is an emphasis on thesocial and cultural history of medieval Europe.

    Core modules Medieval Life and Society Historiography Research Design and Strategy

    Optional modules Military Society of the Middle Ages Death, the Devil and the End of the World Medieval Yorkshire Anarchy of the Reign of St Stephen Palaeography Medieval Latin

    Further module informationStudents are able to replace one optional module on theprogramme with one chosen from the full range of MAoptions available in the History Department.

    AssessmentCore and optional modules worth 120 credits (taughtcomponent); dissertation of 15,000 words worth 60credits.

    Special featuresThe programme oers you the opportunity to take severalmodules on medieval life and society as well as thechance to develop language and palaeographical skills ifdesired.

    Research areasThe departments research specialisms and the activitiesof WISE and the MHSC are covered on pages 279. Thedepartment provides a very active research environment,and students are encouraged to attend the regulardepartmental research seminar.

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    Duration | Full-time 1 year; part-time 2 years

    Attendance | Full-time 12 days a week; part-time 1 day aweek

    Entry requirements | BA or equivalent British orinternational qualication

    Fees | www.hull.ac.uk/money

    Location | Hull Campus

    Contact | Dr Amanda Capern: 01482 465867 | [email protected]

    About the programmeThis MA is aimed at history graduates, those in a paralleldiscipline such as politics and international studies, andmature students wishing to pursue an interest in thisarea. It is relevant to those who wish to specialise inEuropean history either for employment purposes or inadvance of doctoral research, but it also works as a higherqualication in its own right. The programme is designedto impart a combination of research skills and detailed,advanced knowledge of the social, economic, politicaland cultural history of Europe.

    Programme contentThemes of the programme include the idea of Europeand state formation, the development of Europeanreligious and political thought, regional and pan-European cultural identities, and European militaryregimes and warfare. The core modules tackle a range ofcross-sectional themes, and the optional modules allowcloser focus on religion, politics and war in specic areasof Europe across a long chronology.

    Core modules Europe Imagined Historiography Research Design and Strategy

    Optional modules Military Society of the Middle Ages Humanism and Reformation Renaissance Women: History and Texts War and Peace in Early Modern Central Europe The Imperial Crisis: Britain and America, 17601776 The Slave Trade: Abolition and Suppression Britain and the Global Wars for Empire, 17541815 British Merchant Shipping since 1780 Fascism in Europe, 19191945 Winston Churchills Second World War as History Pomp as Politics: The Princely Courts of Germany and

    France

    Further module informationYou are able to replace one optional module on theprogramme with one chosen from the full range of MAoptions available in the History Department.

    AssessmentCore and optional modules worth 120 credits (taughtcomponent); a dissertation of 15,000 words worth 60credits.

    Special featuresThe programme draws on the departments broadexpertise in European history and is unusual in beingable to address a number of cross-sectional themes thatreect areas of particular research strength in thedepartment such as the history of armies and war;political histories; merchant and maritime history;gender; and the histories of slavery and diaspora.

    Research areasThe departments research specialisms and the activitiesof WISE and the MHSC are covered on pages 279. Thedepartment provides a very active research environment,and students are encouraged to attend the regulardepartmental research seminars.

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    Duration | Full-time 1 year; part-time 2 years

    Attendance | Full-time 12 days a week; part-time 1 day aweek

    Entry requirements | BA or equivalent British orinternational qualication

    Fees | www.hull.ac.uk/money

    Location | Hull Campus

    Contact | Dr Amanda Capern: 01482 465867 |[email protected]

    About the programmeThis MA is aimed at history graduates from all parts of theEuropean Union, those in a parallel discipline such aspolitics and international studies, and mature studentswishing to pursue an interest in this area. It is relevant tothose who wish to specialise in German history either foremployment purposes or in advance of doctoral research,but it also works as a higher qualication in its own right.The programme is designed to impart a combination ofresearch skills and advanced knowledge of Germanhistory that will enable you to engage with the richhistoriography on and contested nature of the Germanpast.

    Programme contentThemes and topics of the programme will includereligious reformations, political structures, the ThirtyYears War, German militarism, unication, fascism andcommunism.

    Core modules Experiencing the German Past Historiography Research Design and Strategy

    Optional modules Humanism and Reformation War and Peace in Early Modern Central Europe Pomp as Politics: the Princely Courts of Germany and

    France Fascism in Europe Communism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe German Language 1 for Graduate Linguists German Language 2 for Graduate Linguists

    Further module informationYou are able to replace one optional module on theprogramme with one chosen from the full range of MAoptions available in the History Department.

    AssessmentCore and optional modules worth 120 credits (taughtcomponent); dissertation of 15,000 words worth 60credits.

    Special featuresThe History Department has several members ofacademic sta with research specialisms in Germanhistory. The programme has a core module which coversa number of key themes in German history and whichintroduces you to the sources for study of the Germanpast. You are able to deepen thematic knowledge furtherthrough optional modules and your dissertation, and youwill be able to do one or two German language modulesto extend your German for academic purposes if youwish.

    Research areasThe departments research specialisms and the activitiesof WISE and the MHSC are covered on pages 279. TheHistory Department also runs a very active researchseminar programme for its sta and postgraduatestudents, and MA students are encouraged to attend.

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    Duration | Full-time 1 year; part-time 2 years

    Attendance | Full-time 12 days a week; part-time 1 day aweek

    Entry requirements | BA or equivalent British orinternational qualication

    Fees | www.hull.ac.uk/money

    Location | Hull Campus

    Contact | Dr Amanda Capern: 01482 465867 | [email protected]

    About the programmeThis MA is aimed at history graduates, those in a paralleldiscipline such as politics and international studies, andmature students wishing to pursue an interest in thisarea. It is relevant to those who wish to specialise inmilitary history either for employment purposes or inadvance of doctoral research, but it also works as a higherqualication in its own right. The programme is designedto impart a combination of research skills and advancedknowledge of the political, strategic and cultural historyof war and human conict.

    Programme contentThemes of the programme include the culture of warfare,the formation of armies and navies, military strategy anddefence, and the politics of warfare from medieval tomodern times. The programme comprises 180 credits made up of 60 credits of taught core modules, 60 creditsof taught optional modules and a 60-credit dissertation.You decide the topic of your dissertation, and thelearning and teaching strategy of the dissertation isindependent research supported by the methodologicalcore module in combination with sessions with anallocated personal supervisor.

    Core modules Themes in Military History Historiography Research Design and Strategy

    Optional modules Military Society of the Middle Ages War and Peace in Early Modern Central Europe Britain and the Global Wars for Empire, 17451815 India and the Two World Wars Winston Churchills Second World War as History British Defence Policy since 1945

    Further module informationYou are able to replace one optional module on theprogramme with one chosen from the full range of MAoptions available in the History Department.

    AssessmentCore and optional modules worth 120 credits (taughtcomponent); dissertation of 15,000 words worth 60credits.

    Special featuresThe programme draws on the departments abundantexpertise in military history and is uniquely able tocombine a thematic core module with options that covera very long chronology in the history of Europeanmilitarism and warfare.

    Research areasThe departments research specialisms and the activitiesof WISE and the MHSC are covered on pages 279. Thedepartment provides a very active research environment,and students are encouraged to attend the regulardepartmental research seminars.

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    Duration | Full-time 1 year; part-time 2 years

    Attendance | Full-time 12 days a week; part-time 1 day aweek

    Entry requirements | BA or equivalent British orinternational qualication

    Fees | www.hull.ac.uk/money

    Location | Hull Campus

    Contact | Dr Amanda Capern: 01482 465867 |[email protected]

    About the programmeThis MA is aimed at history graduates, those in a paralleldiscipline such as politics and international studies, andmature students wishing to pursue an interest in thisarea. It is relevant to those who wish to specialise inimperial history either for employment purposes or inadvance of doctoral research, but it also works as a higherqualication in its own right. The programme is designedto impart a combination of research skills and advancedknowledge of imperial history, particularly the longimperial history of Britain.

    Programme contentThemes and topics of the programme include latemedieval to modern imperial history, the imperial historyof the Atlantic world, and themes in imperial history suchas new imperial history, gender and empire, post-colonialism and economies of expansion, diaspora andbonded labour.

    Core modules Key Debates and Sources in Imperial History Historiography Research Design and Strategy

    Optional modules The Imperial Crisis: Britain and America, 17601776 Britain and the Global Wars for Empire, 17541815 The Black Atlantic Pioneer Women: The New World, 16001900 India and the Two World Wars Decolonisation: The Transition from British Rule in

    Asia, Africa and the Middle East Movement and Identity, 18002000

    Further module informationYou are able to replace one optional module on theprogramme with one chosen from the full range of MAoptions available in the History Department.

    AssessmentCore and optional modules worth 120 credits (taughtcomponent); dissertation of 15,000 words worth 60credits.

    Special featuresThe History Department has several members ofacademic sta with research specialisms in imperialhistory. The programme has a core module whichintroduces you to the approaches, key debates and sourcematerials for imperial history, while the optional modulesallow for a diversity of topics to be studied, includingquestions of race and gender in the imperial past.

    Research areasThe departments research specialisms and the activitiesof WISE and the MHSC are covered on pages 279. Thedepartment provides a very active research environment,and students are encouraged to attend the regulardepartmental research seminars.

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