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Whether you hope to acquire new skills, learn more about a subject that you're passionate about, or wish to start a new career, our courses will support you to achieve your goals.

MA History

Develop your craft as a historian and explore the ways in which historical study in different areas has developed and changed over time.

Learn to locate and interpret a variety of primary and secondary source material, introduce yourself to material culture and develop your communication and media skills.

Fees and funding

All students interested in studying one of our master's courses are eligible to apply for postgraduate funding.

Both UK and international students can apply for a range of scholarships. UK students can receive government loans to help towards tuition fees and living costs. You may also be eligible for other grants and bursaries.

Learn more about postgraduate fees and funding at Reading

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.