Department of History,
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
This course is excellent preparation for a PhD degree in history. You can further your interests, broaden your knowledge and at the same time hone your research skills. As well as specific research training in history, you’ll also gain a broad range of transferable skills that will be of value to employers outside academia.
The flexibility of our MA programme allows you to carry out specialist research under expert supervision in a friendly and supportive environment. Core modules will develop your understanding of your chosen area of history and skills in using relevant sources, while our range of option modules allow you to focus on the particular skills that are most important to you.
- Research Presentation
A choice of research skills modules including:
- Research Skills for Historians
- Directed Reading
- Latin and modern languages
Choose from a wide range of modules from the ancient period to the modern day and encompassing the history of Britain and Europe, America and the wider world. Historical Research students also have exclusive access to our Directed Reading module, which allows you to pursue additional independent research relevant to your future PhD.
You’ll be taught through seminars and individual tutorials.
Core assessment is through written papers, oral presentation, and a dissertation.
- 1 year full-time
- 2 years part-time
A first-class BA honours degree or equivalent in history or another humanities or social science discipline.
You may be asked to supply examples of previous written work.
English language requirements
Overall IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.
+44 114 222 2552
The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.