Our MA courses

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

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How to apply

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

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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* Please note that the course details set out here may change before you start, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the course start date. The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it is current and relevant. Individual modules may be updated or withdrawn in response to discoveries through our world-leading research, funding changes, professional accreditation requirements, student or employer feedback, curriculum review, staff availability, and variations in student numbers. In the event of a material change the University will inform students in good time and will take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.