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Learn about our MA History course

Our exciting postgraduate taught courses offer you unique insights into the richness and variety of the human experience.


Why study with us?

Pursue your interests, develop as an individual, and unlock your passion for history.

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How you'll study

Looking to acquire new skills, change career paths or learn more about a subject you're passionate about? We'll support you to achieve your goals.


Department life

We take pride in making sure that all our students feel part of the department. You'll join a supportive, friendly, inclusive community. 
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Our research

The department contributes to a number of important and prize-winning impact projects, seeking to inform the future and influence change.


Meet the team

Meet the staff who will work with you and enable you to pursue your passions.

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News and events

Explore the latest news stories from the Department of History.