Postgraduate teaching

Global Empires

The centre provides a major focus for our MLitt in Global Empires. Nearly all members of the centre offer postgraduate modules that form part of the degree pathway. The course focuses on the development of the major European empires from the early modern period to the present. It provides an opportunity for you to examine issues such as the impact of empires on the rest of the world, their rivalries, and the economic consequences of their imperial activity.

The core module for the MLitt is the module ‘The Rise of Global Empires’ which provides a comparative study of the major historiography of the Dutch, British, French and Spanish Empires in the Americas and Asia.  Optional modules are taught on Spanish, Dutch, North American and Indian history, including:


All modules can also be taken for stand-alone credit or as part of the MLitt in History or the MLitt in Humanities.

Devolution and Global Governance

The Centre also runs the MLitt in Devolution and Global Governance which expands on the lessons learned, and the questions still to be answered, from the Scottish devolution process.

Comics Studies

Members of the Centre also contribute to the MLitt in Comics Studies.

Undergraduate teaching

All members of the centre contribute to a range of undergraduate modules on our MA History degrees. In particular the following modules: