We’ve come to the end of our Q&A session today. Thank you very much to everyone who took part – I hope we managed to be of assistance and provide the information that you were looking for.
We will hold many more of these online chat events over the coming months so please check www.pg.bham.ac.uk now and again to see what we’ve got lined up for the future. If you’d like to visit our campus (in real life!), our next Postgraduate Open Day will take place on Saturday 23 November 2019. We also run bespoke campus tours throughout term time and Cafés at which you can meet current students.
Do the modules on the MA Military History by distance learning course allow me to structure my essays around aspects of the FWW ? Copy
I’m going to be convening this course next year so feel free to drop me a line to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Do the modules on the MA Military History by distance learning course allow me to structure my essays around aspects of the FWW ?
Thank you for your question. We very much encourage students to focus on those areas of history that most interest them, and we also encourage students to negotiate their own essay questions, tailored closely to their own interests. In most cases, where appropriate, yes: it should therefore be possible for you to focus your essays on aspects of the First World War.
Would funding and grants for EU students in Year 2 and Year 3 be affected by the possible UK departure from the EU in October?
I don’t think anyone knows the answer to that question, I’m afraid!
The fair outcome would be for students who start while the UK is still a member of the EU to be treated as Home students for their whole course. That’s what I would assume will happen. But I haven’t seen a guarantee that’s what will happen, so I cannot promise, I’m afraid.
This link may help you navigate to Admissions, who may be able to advise better: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/research/history/history.aspx?OpenSection=FeesAndFunding
Good afternoon – In connection with the MA by Research course would it be feasible to research a particular area of the First World War that is particular to my local area, such as a locally raised battalion, or would this be too narrow a focus.
All will depend on the angle you intend to take and questions you want to ask. I’m a FWW historian, so I’m probably the best person to talk to, so drop me a line on email@example.com and we can discuss specifics.