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Hi Jonathan, thanks for answering those questions.
We’re still shuffling the deck for next year but there’s a decent chance I’ll be convening the DL Military History MA, and in any case I put it together originally, so feel free to contact me offline later if you have further questions about it.
Is there a handbook (or programme specification, reading lists etc.) available which would give me a little more information about the MA Military History?
Thank you for your question. There’s a fair amount of information on the website for the MA History of Warfare (our campus-based programme) and the Distance Learning MA Military History:
If you’ve already seen this and/or are looking for even more detailed information, the best thing to do would be to email the programme convenors, Adam Dighton (email@example.com) for History of Warfare, and Andrew Duncan (firstname.lastname@example.org) for DL Military History. They can answer more detailed questions. I’m afraid that programme and module handbooks, reading lists, etc., for the current academic year, are only accessible to currently registered students who are signed into Canvas, our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).
All best wishes,
If I start a History PhD/MA by Research by Distance Learning can I later switch to full-time/on campus?
Yes, as you prefer: you can change as often as you can bear to fill out the forms.
This is a similar but slightly different question to Audrey’s. Do students following the History PhD/MA by Research by Distance Learning have access to the same electronic resources that on-site students can access? (specifically, I’m thinking of access to journal databases such as Gale, Taylor & Francis etc.)
Yes, exactly the same access to e-resources. What Jonathan W said for MA dissertations counts double for research degrees: it’s hugely helpful to have access to a good local academic library, just because not everything is digitised. The SCONUL scheme can help with that and there are always copyright libraries like BL, Bodleian, NLS, etc