M.Litt. History

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • EUR16000 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    EUR7250 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
The Masters in History at University of Glasgow provides you with an outstanding learning experience in the company of Glasgow's thirty-strong cohort of historians, and the opportunity to conceive, design and execute a research project/dissertation. The programme combines training in historical theory, skills and methods with a wide range of specialist taught options which cover all periods from medieval to late modern, in relation to Scotland, Britain, Europe, America and elsewhere.


Why this programme
  • Our links with the University’s museum and art gallery, The Hunterian, provide access to primary source material including an enormous collection of anatomical and pathological specimens, coins, books, manuscripts and ethnography.
  • You will also enjoy access to The Baillie Collection, our prized collection of printed medieval and modern sources in Scottish, Irish and English history, which includes printed state papers, Historical Manuscript Commission publications and a select collection of modern monographs.
  • If you are looking for the opportunity to pursue your own historical interests in a lively and friendly environment, led and supported by internationally-regarded historians, this programme is ideal for you.
The History course is delivered by University of Glasgow.
Career prospects

Apart from continuing to study a PhD, you can transfer the Arts research skills and methods you learn on this programme to positions in the modern public and private sectors, such as heritage, policy and projects, journalism and teaching.

Positions held by recent History graduates include Editor Business & History Products, Lead Scholar/Instructor and Secretary.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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Dates reflect the university's timezone.

Tuition fee
  • EUR16000 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • EUR7250 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 24 months

Course Content

Core Course

The core course for the MLitt/MSc in History is the Research Resources and Skills for Historians (RRSH) course, taught through a series of seminars and workshops. This course addresses recent developments in historical thinking, IT, identification of source material, research-project design and bibliographic and presentation skills.

The core course accounts for 20 of the 180 credits required for this degree.

Optional courses (NB this is not an exhaustive list)
  • American Way of War
  • Approaches to History
  • Belief and Conversion in Europe c. 300 – c.1000
  • Century of the refugee: refugees and statelessness in comparative perspective
  • Chivalry and Warfare
  • Crusading Warfare in the Eastern Mediterranean
  • Culture, Politics and Society in Highland Clearances
  • Gender and Text
  • Gender, Politics and Power
  • Insurgency and Counter-Insurgency
  • Issues, Ideologies & Institutions in Modern Scotland
  • Medieval Palaeography 1
  • Medieval Deep Structures of Russia and Eastern Europe
  • Scottish Castles and Palaces in European Context, c.1100-1600
  • Scottish Radicalism
  • Scottish Reformation
  • Secularisation and Society: the decline of religion in the west since 1800
  • Specialist course in Medieval Scottish Studies 1
  • Specialist course in Medieval Scottish Studies 2
  • Special Topic History 1
  • Special Topic in History 2
  • The Normans
  • The Ottomans in history, 1300–1922
  • Thomas Paine as an Enlightenment Revolutionary
  • Western Intelligence in an Age of Terror
  • Women and Power in Renaissance Italy

English Language Requirements

CAE score
176(Grade B2)
TOEFL iBT® test (read more)

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Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject unless otherwise specified.

Admission to UK universities often requires that students have completed a recognized Bachelor's degree. International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to UK universities when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
  • United Kingdom, Glasgow Pre-Master Arts and Humanities
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    Students gain direct admission to the programme after completing the preparation course.

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