Dissertation supervision is available in the following areas:

  • Classical
  • Medieval and early modern medicine
  • Death and burial
  • Early medieval Britain and Europe
  • Gender
  • Women’s history and the history of sexuality
  • Historical demography
  • History of ideas
  • History of psychiatry
  • National identity
  • Inter-ethnic relations and border issues
  • Politics
  • International relations and the impact of war
  • Urban history
  • Urban culture

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Tuition fee Not specified
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 24 months

Course Content

The MLitt incorporates a formal research training component where you will develop your research skills and methodologies (20 credits). You also complete a number of detailed research assignments chosen according to your interests and experience (80 credits), and undertake a dissertation of 16,000-24,000 words consisting of a sustained piece of original research (80 credits). Study consists mainly of seminars, tutorials and independent learning supported by research training.

You may also attend seminars from postgraduate taught modules (without assessment), in agreement with your supervisor and the relevant module leaders.

English Language Requirements


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An upper-second-class Honours degree, or an international equivalent, in history or a related discipline.

Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.5 in writing), or equivalent.

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
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