Masters study in History

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

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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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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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