History, M.Litt.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    16650 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    7650 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
University rank #80 (WUR) ,
This Master Degree in Historyprogramme at University of Glasgow offers an outstanding learning experience in a great city, in the company of Glasgow's thirty-strong cohort of historians. Core training in historical skills and methods is combined with a wide range of specialist taught options.

About

This Master Degree in History programme is offered at University of Glasgow.
Why this programme
  • History staff also contribute to the Masters programmes in American Studies, War Studies and Global Security, and you can take taught options from these and other programmes, enhancing student choice.
  • The learning and research environment is dynamic and supportive because of the critical mass of staff and postgraduate students, grouped in clusters and centres which sponsor seminar programmes and other research-led initiatives. You are positively encouraged to participate.
  • Glasgow is an outstanding resource hub for the study of history. On campus, the University Library holds superb printed and manuscript collections from the medieval to the present. You can also use the Baillie Collection of printed medieval and modern sources in Scottish, Irish and English history. The Universitys Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery provides access to primary source materials in fields such as fine art, numismatics and ethnography. The city is home to world-class museums and galleries, the Mitchell Library and Glasgow Womens Library.

Career prospects

As well as continuing to 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, the media and teaching. 

Programme Structure

You will take 1 core and 5 optional courses, taught over two semesters, September to March. Teaching in history courses is overwhelmingly seminar and discussion-based. From April onwards you concentrate on your dissertation, submitted in September at the end of the programme.

Our pathway structure allows you to take either our generic Masters History, or to tailor your degree to match an interest in one of the following:

  • Gender History
  • Scottish History
  • Medieval History
  • Early modern History
  • Late modern History
  • History of Medicine
For more information, please visit programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      12 months full-time; 24 months part-time

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
Check if you match the admission requirements

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    176

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

Entry Requirements:

  • 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.
For more information, please visit programme website.

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  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    16650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16650 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7650 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • Part time 20 credits 850

Funding

    Funding opportunities
    • College of Arts Graduate School
    • University of Glasgow/Glasgow International College Achievement Award
    • University International Leadership Scholarship
    • Alumni Discount
    For more information, please visit programme website.

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