The MSc/Diploma in Nationalism Studies is an inter-disciplinary programme designed to give you an understanding of nationalism that is broad in scope and theoretically informed, while also tailored to your specific interests within the field.
The most basic aim is to provide you with a stimulating and intensive experience of intellectual inquiry into the phenomenon of nationalism. Along the way we seek to help you further develop your skills involved in posing meaningful questions, articulating viewpoints, exchanging ideas, conducting research, and communicating effectively through various media.
Specifically, our programme aims to
- give you a sense of the multidisciplinary nature of nationalism studies.
- provide you with a thorough grounding in the central concepts and major theories of nationalism.
- help you get a comprehensive view of the ideas and key figures in the field.
- convey the need to understand nationalism in the context of long-term, historical social change.
- identify key issues and problems in comparative and case study approaches to the study of nationalism.
- provide explorations of a variety of substantive cases of nationalism, helping students to think concretely about the phenomenon.
- enable you to carry out substantial independent research and write a dissertation on a topic of your interest within the field.
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Part-time study options are only open to UK and EU applicants due to visa restrictions.
2018/19 Entry Requirements
The following are the minimum entry requirements (see below for international equivalencies link) for the current application year:
MSc/PGCert (Taught Masters/Postgraduate Certificate)
UK Bachelor Honours degree with upper second class results (2.1), no references required apart from the MSc International Relations of the Middle East with Arabic & Advanced Arabic programmes.
MSc by Research (Masters by Research)
UK Bachelor Honours degree with upper second class results (2.1), research proposal, and one academic reference required.
PhD (Doctoral research)
UK Bachelor Honours degree with upper second class results (2.1) and UK Masters degree with a 65% result, research proposal, and two academic references required.
Please note: We do not accept hard copies or emailed supporting documents unless specifically requested. All supporting documents should be uploaded directly to your Applicant Hub.
An application is not 'complete' until all supporting documents are present. The following documents must be uploaded:
- Degree certificate(s) – for all previous degrees. Please note that this can be provided after assessment in most cases.
- Final/interim transcript(s) – for all previous and current degrees. Interim transcripts with current cumulative averages are acceptable for those still studying, though the final average is required if the degree has been completed.
- Grading scale(s) – for each university transcript is submitted.
Where work experience is taken into consideration, an up–to–date CV and work reference is required.
Evidence of English may also be required.
Research programmes (additional documents):
- Research proposal – Proposals should be no more than two to three A4 pages for MScR and three to four A4 pages for PhD applications in 12pt Times New Roman font (this does not include references).
- Academic references – Referee email address must be institutional (i.e not a public email account). Uploaded references must be dated within one year of submission, on institutional letterhead, signed in pen (not a signature image) and in a non–editable format.
Please note: Personal statements not entered in the appropriate section of the application may not be considered.
Important: If your original documents, which must be submitted, are not in English you must also submit certified, official translations.
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