History with Spanish MA (Hons)

School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law

Study social, cultural, and political history from the early modern period through to the contemporary period, combined with the study of Spanish

Start date
September 2024
4 or 3 years
Dundee City Campus

Increase your Spanish language skills while also studying a wide range of history topics.

We teach social, cultural, and political history from the early modern period through to the modern day, focusing in particular on the British Isles, Europe, the Americas, Africa, and India.

Our emphasis is very much on 'doing history'. You'll use primary sources from the very beginning of your studies, and analyse various kinds of historical evidence, including written and oral materials, maps, visual images, feature films, art, and music.

You will consider how the use of sources and media representations inform our reconstructions of the past. You will reflect critically on key debates in history, looking at how they have developed over time, and how they have shaped our understanding of the world. You will also learn how historians 'make' history, and evaluate their roles in today's public life, media, and the heritage industry.

You'll benefit from our close links with the University's Archives, Records Management, and Museum Services, and be able to examine many original documents first-hand.

Use of archives, both physical and online, will allow you to develop your research skills, including palaeography (reading old handwriting), database analysis, project planning, and team work.

You'll also study one Spanish module per semester in each year, either as a beginner or at intensive level if you have previously studied the language at Higher/A-Level.

Fiona in graduation robes on campus green
“During my first degree of History with Spanish I was able to study not only numerous historical themes and learn a language but also took modules on literature and European studies which have enriched my general knowledge and culture.”

Dr Fiona MacHugh, MA History with Spanish graduate, Scotland

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