To help our graduate students acquire the skills they need to become independent researchers, the department runs training programmes for MA/Diploma students and MPhil/PhD students.
Our training courses aim to help our graduate students to complete a high quality dissertation on time and equip them with the necessary skills to undertake independent research in the future.
The Introduction to Historical Research MA core course, which is taught over two-terms, focuses on designing a research project, locating historical sources and using them. This course is mandatory for all MA/Diploma students and complements courses in ancillary research skills such as palaeography and MA core courses introducing students to the key concepts and approaches relevant to their chosen MA. MA students also receive intensive Dissertation Workshops.
The Research Student Training Programme for MPhil/PhD students builds on the MA course, focusing on research project design and management, presenting research findings, preparing for examination and career development.
Running alongside these programmes, the Graduate Skills Unit, Computing Service, Library and the Languages for All Programme provide our students with generic and transferable skills training opportunities.
The department is committed to giving graduate students teaching experience consistent with the effective progress of their research. Graduate Tutors receive training at a university and departmental level.
In addition to receiving formal training there is a mentoring scheme for Graduate Tutors and a departmental Handbook for Part-Time and Graduate Tutors.
Also, please check here for more information on our Graduate Internship Scheme.
For more information on postgraduate study in history at York, please feel free to contact our Graduate Administrator (firstname.lastname@example.org)