Masters courses

Our masters courses are taught by academic researchers who are experts in their field. We have 40 postgraduate taught courses available across the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, allowing you to further your knowledge of a discipline you love, or to explore a new subject at a higher level.

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Features of our postgraduate taught courses

  • We offer courses across a number of varied disciplines, building on undergraduate studies and giving students the knowledge and skills that employers are looking for.
  • Independent research forms a major component of our programmes, alongside seminars that develop students' understanding of key concepts, as well as their critical and creative thinking. 
  • Courses are typically completed within 12 months, though many of our postgraduate taught programmes can be studied part-time.
  • We also offer distance learning courses in English Studies, Traditional and World Music, and Music Psychology in Education, Performance and Wellbeing.

Please visit our department websites below to browse the range of postgraduate taught courses on offer. 

Department of Archaeology

The Digital Humanities Institute

School of East Asian Studies

School of English

Department of History

School of Languages and Cultures

Department of Music

Department of Philosophy

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International Merit Scholarships

We offer a generous package of financial support for international students including 75 undergraduate scholarships worth £10,000 towards the annual tuition fee and 125 postgraduate taught scholarships worth £5,000 towards the tuition fee. Applications are now open for existing offer holders.