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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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 medieval 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.

Applications for 2022 entry are now open - we can usually accept applications until mid-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

Weekly online events

Attend an online event when it suits you, all year round, as an alternative to an open day.

Every Wednesday, Sheffield Live sessions cover different aspects of University life. You can also meet your department and learn more about studying your subject.