Masters study in History


Award-winning, research-led teaching in one of the best History Departments in the UK

Masters scholarships worth over £1m

We have over 100 scholarships of £10,000 available to fund talented new masters students in 2019.

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MA Open Days

Find out what postgraduate study at the University of Sheffield is like; what an MA in History is all about and meet some of our staff and students at one of our open days. Book now to visit on 27 February.

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Ranked among best in world for arts and humanities

The University of Sheffield has been ranked among the best universities in the world for teaching and research in the arts and humanities, according to the Times Higher Education.

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A degree programme to suit you

Our MA degrees are carefully designed to allow you to build a programme that suits your needs: whether you want to progress to a PhD, aid your career development or simply expand your knowledge in your chosen area of history.

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Learn from the best

At Sheffield, you'll be taught by world-leading experts in the field specialising in a wide range of topics from the ancient period to the modern day, and across the globe.

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Your future

An MA degree in history will further develop the range of transferable skills at your disposal. You will be able to focus on the skills that are most important to you. You can enhance your research skills, develop new skills in public history and digital humanities or learn a language. These kinds of skills are why our graduates are successful in both further study and a wide range of careers.

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