Masters courses

Our MA degrees offer an outstanding experience for students who want to pursue an interest in history or archaeology at an advanced level.

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We have a variety of History subject programmes from our research preparation Masters, the MA in Historical Research, to our range of thematic MA programmes. Within these, you can work with world-leading academics to study history from the medieval period to the modern day, with options encompassing the history of Britain and Europe to America and the wider world.

From September 2024, Archaeology will be integrated with the Department of History and the School of Biosciences. The Archaeology subject programmes moving to the Department of History are included below. A masters degree is the perfect way to extend your love of archaeological studies and take it to the next level. Our archaeology programmes are taught by world-leading experts and have flexible course structures that allow you to tailor your degree.

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International scholarships

We offer a generous package of financial support for international students, including undergraduate and postgraduate taught scholarships towards the annual tuition fee. Applications are open for existing offer holders.