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Qualification: History, MA

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History, MA

Qualification Information

1. Knowledge and understanding
1.1. Students have a precise knowledge and clear understanding of at least one historical period.
1.2. Students have an overview of the different perspectives, methods and ideas used in research of the period or periods addressed in their own research.
1.3. Students have systematically acquired an understanding of the most recent knowledge in their specialisations within the study of history.
1.4. Students are able to apply their knowledge and understanding in their research and can take a reasoned stance on historical issues.

2. Type of knowledge
1.5. Students are familiar with the major subjects and problems featuring in international discourse on their specialisation.
1.6. Students have acquired knowledge of their specialisation both through participation in specialised courses, seminars or symposiums and through their own research.

3. Practical skills
3.1. Students are able to acquire, analyse and evaluate scientific data.
3.2. Students are able to write academic articles for publication in journals.
3.3. Students have developed independent research practices and are well prepared to write scholarly texts on historical topics, alone or in collaboration with others.
3.4. Students are able to understand and tackle complex subject matter in an academic context.

4. Theoretical skills
4.1. Students are able to independently judge when different analytical methods and complex academic issues are applicable.
4.2. Students are able to demonstrate a deeper and further understanding and broader overview of their specialisation than conferred by study at lower levels.
4.3. Students are able to place their own projects and research in a wider context, independently assess debates within their specialisation and compare their own conclusions with those made by other scholars in the field.
4.4. Students demonstrate in their Master's thesis that they are capable of independently conducting extensive and thorough research on a topic that is significant to the progression of academic discourse.

5. Communication skills and computer literacy
5.1. Students are able to take the initiative on projects within their specialisation, manage them and take responsibility for the work of groups and individuals.
5.2. Students are able to participate in debates on historical issues and show respect and understanding for the views of others.
5.3. Students are able to explain reasoned, scholarly conclusions in their historical specialisation, either independently or with others, to experts or the general public.
5.4. Students are aware of the main opportunities for disseminating historical information in contemporary society.
5.5. Students are able to use software suited to historical research, especially research in their own specialisation.

6. Academic skills
6.1. Students are aware of the primary methods of maintaining their knowledge and expertise and are able to acquire further knowledge in their field. Students have acquired the independent working practices necessary to be able to take on doctoral studies in their field.

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History

NQF Level: 
7