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MA in History - F89, specialist themes

I'm currently considering registering for the MA in History - F89, and I had some questions for anyone who has studied it in the past.

1.

For the first module, A883, I've already decided I'm likely to focus on the early modern (c.1500–c.1780) period through each of the four blocks. In block 3 it says "At Block 3, you'll choose between two specialist themes. One theme will focus on your period of specialism, and the other will take a longue durée approach, or in other words, span a longer duration of time. If you're specialising in early modern history, you may opt for a theme on political communication c.1500 to c.1750; and if you specialise in modern history, you may opt for a theme on environment and landscape history from c.1750 to c.1970.". Are those the only themes one can choose or is there a more extensive list? From the wording am I right to assume you have to do both a piece of work focusing on my chosen period and another piece of work with a longue durée approach, and then pick a theme for each one?

2.

In block 4 it says "If you're specialising in early modern history, you may opt for a theme on bodies and health, c.1550 to c.1780; and if you specialise in modern history, you may choose a theme focussing on the history of modern institutions., again, are those the only themes or is there a list to choose from?


Really my questions just relate to the themes on offer for any of the work! So if anyone has taken these modules recently and has a copy of these themes that'd be much appreciated - thanks! :smile:

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