Masters courses

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

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Teaching and learning changes for 2020-21

Due to the coronavirus pandemic we have made some changes to teaching and learning for some courses in the 2020-21 academic year.

Find out about teaching and learning changes

These pages will be updated regularly, so please check back for the latest information about your course.


We have a variety of options 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 ancient period to the modern day, with options encompassing the history of Britain and Europe to America and the wider world.


Entry requirements

Our entry requirements range from a 2.1 to a first depending on your chosen programme. Your degree should normally be in history or a related subject from a recognised UK or overseas university.

English language requirements are IELTS 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in each component (or equivalent).

Postgraduate FAQs


How to apply

Applications to our MA programmes should be made using the University's on-line application system.

Please note that applications are now closed for 2020 entry. 

Applications for 2021 entry are now open - there is no formal deadline for applying and we can usually accept applications until late-August for entry that September. If you want to apply for funding, you will need to apply before the relevant funding deadline.

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Fees and funding

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A masters from Sheffield means in-depth knowledge, advanced skills and the confidence to achieve your ambitions.