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Graduate Diploma in Historical Studies

9 months full-time, 18 months part-time

This scheme of studies aims to extend and deepen historical knowledge and skills, with a view to preparing students for more advanced studies or to improve their vocational prospects.


Students write a short dissertation arising out of the core module, which can be any one of the Department's many third year undergraduate Special Subjects. Options available cover many aspects of British, European and extra-European history from the Romans to the later twentieth-century and they all involve close use of primary historical sources. Students also choose two broader thematic courses, from the list of undergraduate options. Assessment is by coursework, examination and dissertation.

Successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma at a good standard enables students to proceed to an MA programme, if they so wish.


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