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    Follow your passion on our varied and exciting master's courses

Master's courses

We offer a variety of exciting postgraduate taught courses offering unique insights into the richness and variety of the human experience, suitable for students of all ages and backgrounds.

Caxton manuscriptOn our postgraduate courses you will be supported to pursue your own enthusiasms and to reach your potential, as you engage in the process of discovery and unlock your passion for history. Whether you hope to acquire new skills, learn more about a subject that you're passionate about, or wish to start a new career through your MA, we'll support you to achieve your goals.

Inspiring programmes

Join us for a journey of discovery, guided by our leading scholars. Our MA History course covers early modern history through to the new millennium, whilst the MRes Medieval Studies - run through the GCMS - explores the Middles Ages.

Follow your interests

Pursue your passions by creating a pathway through your degree.

Unlock your future

Develop the skills, knowledge and experience to embark on your desired career.


The interdisciplinary MRes in Medieval Studies is run through the prestigious Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies (GCMS) of which you will be a full member. The GCMS is an interdisciplinary research and teaching centre with colleagues from a number of departments across the University.

Looking for 2022/23 courses?

If you would like to start studying History at the University of Reading in 2022, please view our 2022/23 postgraduate courses.

master's scholarships 2021

Find out more about scholarships, discounts and postgraduate funding.

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