Full Time: 12 months | Part Time: 24 months | Flexible 36-60 months
Start date: September 2020
From Africa through South Asia and the Middle East, our MA History offers a wide-reaching pathway in non-western history right up to the present day.
Our MA is ideal for any student planning to undertake doctoral research; to pursue or enhance a career in teaching and education, or engagement in media, public history, and the museum and archive sectors; or to follow their intellectual curiosity and develop their own research interests.
This course offers an opportunity to build a pathway, tailored to your personal interests, through a range of optional courses and individual research projects; including a unique pathway in public history and art history delivered by staff actively engaged in the media and eminent art historians and experts in material culture.
You will be working with academics at the cutting edge of research in their field and focusing on creating a research network to support your career including social media training for researchers and academics. The programme is delivered via flexible modes of attendance which can adapt to suit changing circumstances.
Thanks to our cooperation with other departments as well as with the Museum of English Rural Life and the Institute of Education, you can rely on a wide range of expertise and work in a truly interdisciplinary environment.
IELTS: 7.0 overall with no element less than 6.0 (or equivalent).
Entry requirements: You are normally required to obtain a good (2:1) second class honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK); however, the Department also invites approaches from other graduates who can demonstrate suitable ability and commitment.
What will you study?
History: Theory, Practice and Themes
Historical Skills and Resources
The options on offer change each year, depending on staff availability. Recent options have included:
Nature and Nurture in the Nineteenth Century
Revolution and Resistance in 1960s America
Post-war Egypt: from Arab Nationalism to the Arab Spring
Early Modern Emotions
Radicalism and Republicanism in the English Revolution
The Reformation of Belief, c.1450-1650
Revolutionary Thinking, c 1640-60
Case Studies in French History
Case Studies in Italian History
Slavery: Power, Resistance and Gender in the American South, c.1815-1865
A New Jerusalem: Labour Party History to 1940
The Twentieth-century Countryside: Agriculture, Environment and People
Lies, Spies and Armageddon: Cold War Cultures, East and West
Britain and European Integration since 1945
US and China during the Cold War
Violence and Conflict in Twentieth-century Africa
Monument and Memory: interpreting French Romanesque and Gothic Architecture
Please note that all modules are subject to change. Please see our modules disclaimer for more information.
How much will it cost?
New UK/EU students: £7,735 per year
New international students: £16,450 per year
New UK/EU students: £ 3,868 year one
New international students: £ 8,225 year one
The fees listed are for full-time study, unless otherwise stated, and relate to courses starting in September 2020. Fee information will be confirmed in offer letters sent out to successful applicants. You can find further information on fees and funding, including for part-time study, through our dedicated fees and funding page.
These course fees cover the cost of your tuition. Some courses will require additional payments for field trips and extra resources. You will also need to budget for your accommodation and living costs. See our information on living costs for more details.
Financial support for your studies
You may be eligible for a scholarship or bursary to help pay for your study. Students from the UK and other EU countries may also be eligible for a student loan to help cover these costs. See our fees and funding information for more information on what's available.
The fees given are for entry in the academic year starting in September 2020, and will be confirmed in your offer letter.You can find more information on fees and funding, including for part-time study, through our dedicated fees and funding page.
What career can you have?
Thanks to the possibility of building your own pathway within our MA programme, you can specialise in your preferred area.
You may continue your academic development with doctoral research, or pursue a career as a teacher, archivist, or in museums. Many of our students have specialised in local history and later progressed to jobs in the heritage and conservation sector.
In addition, your experience of individual research will help you to develop valuable transferable skills. You will have demonstrated your ability to understand and apply complex ideas; to collect and analyse large quantities of information; to manage your own time and motivate yourself; to construct reasoned and articulate arguments; and to reach carefully balanced judgements. This should equip you to embark upon a range of professional careers.