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Our students

Our students enjoy studying their history MA degree at Sheffield for lots of reasons, from the range of modules and teaching they experience to the support they receive and research activities they can take advantage of. Not to mention all of the great things to get involved in at the University and in Sheffield itself. Watch the videos or click on a name below to find out more...


"The strength of the early modern contingent in the history department here at Sheffield meant it didn't really make sense to go anywhere else."

"The thing that I most enjoy about postgraduate study is the freedom that it offers. The course allows you to control your own time and work in a way that suits you personally."

"I enjoy the lively research culture which is promoted through the Early Modern Seminar program and discussion groups."

"A Medieval MA does the extraordinary job of challenging everything you think you knew."

"I have been constantly made to feel welcome and involved in a thriving research institution and as an equal member of a socially-active student union."

"It has exceeded my expectations from the first seminar I attended! I was looking for an intellectual challenge and that is exactly what I received."

"You are given the chance to engage with the department through research seminars and reading groups, giving you a taste of a career in academia."

"The University is just a fantastic place, full of interesting people doing interesting things. There's always something new to try or on offer and it's a great environment to be part of."

"The support has been tremendous - my professors were always readily available. The class sizes are quite small so you get a lot of personal attention."

"Sheffield was an obvious choice with the range of modules on offer, and the specific staff research interests in the Department."

"My MA experience at Sheffield didn't just shape the way I work as a researcher in my chosen field, but also the way I think as an individual."

"Sheffield is a great place to live no matter what, but I returned here for postgraduate study because I was impressed with the education at the University of Sheffield."