Study History in United Kingdom

Study History in United Kingdom

Studying History

History belongs to the field of humanities and deals with past events of the world’s countries and civilizations. It is a wide field of study with numerous branches which can be categorised by region, era, or subject. History leads to careers in heritage management, museum education, teaching and others.

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Studying in United Kingdom

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438 History Master's degrees in United Kingdom

, M.A. First World War Studies

This new MA programme explores the military, cultural, political and social history of the First World War, introducing you to advanced concepts of historiography and cultural theory. The First World War Studies programme is offered at the University of Kent.

School of History
, M.A. Jewish History and Culture

First launched in 1997, the MA in Jewish History and Culture programme from the University of Southampton offers a rich encounter with the main currents in Jewish history and culture through the ages, drawing on and fostering the use of many different scholarly disciplines.

Humanities
, M.Sc. Theology in History

This flexible programme in Theology in History from The University of Edinburgh looks at the Christian past from a variety of perspectives – theological, philosophical and historical – and provides options for special study of themes from the early church to modern times.

College of Humanities & Social Science
, M.A. The Contemporary (Paris)

This is an interdisciplinary programme in the field of contemporary culture. It is a unique collaboration between the University of Kent and the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London. The Contemporary (Paris) programme is offered at University of Kent.

School of English
, M.A. Postcolonial Studies

The MA in Postcolonial Studies at the University of Kent develops your understanding of the politics of culture in relation to both the imperialist world’s interpretation of the colonial, and postcolonial assertions of autonomy.

School of English
, M.A. History

Enhance your research skills on the MA History degree at University of Southampton. Through our highly ranked facilities, you can select an era that interests you, from medieval political thought to the Victorian Monarchy through to the rise and fall of the Habsburg Empire.

Humanities
, M.A. History

This is one of the few Master-level programmes in History from SOAS, University of London focusing on the study of Asia, the Middle East and Africa in the UK. With its high concentration of expertise of these regions, SOAS can offer an unrivalled breadth of courses on their histories.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
, M.Sc. World Christianity

The World Christianity programme from The University of Edinburgh is designed to enable you to understand a wide range of Christian belief, culture and practice throughout the world, in historical, theological, and sociological contexts.

College of Humanities & Social Science
, M.Sc. Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine Studies

The end of Classical Antiquity in the Mediterranean and the Middle East witnessed the formation of polities, institutions and ideologies which define and continue to influence our world today. This Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine Studies programme is offered by The University of Edinburgh.

College of Humanities & Social Science
, M.A. Medieval Studies

Medieval Studies is a well-known and internationally recognised area of expertise at Bangor University. Over the decades particular strengths in Arthurian literature, Welsh History and Archaeology and Cymraeg, as well as Music have attracted postgraduates to Bangor to work with experts in each of these areas.

School of English
, M.A. Eighteenth-Century Studies

The MA in Eighteenth-Century Studies (Chawton) is an interdisciplinary programme for the study of eighteenth-century British culture which draws on modules in literature and history, and has contributions from all subject-areas in the Faculty of Humanities from the University of Southampton.

Humanities
, M.A. History part 2

MA History part 2 is primarily focused on the planning and writing of a dissertation and will build on skills and knowledge gained from MA History part 1 (A825). The dissertation tests your ability to present a sustained academic argument in clear, logical prose. You’re not expected to make an original contribution to scholarly knowledge, but you must demonstrate an understanding of work done in the subject area, with a thorough survey of primary and secondary sources. Your tutor will support you in the development of your work.

, M.A. Historical Research

This Master’s degree in history will provide you with the advanced conceptual, theoretical and practical skills necessary for undertaking historical research, whether at PhD level, professionally or independently. It will give you the intellectual foundations, practical techniques and confidence to pursue your own research in the historical subject or period that most interests you.

Postgraduate courses
, M.A. European History

The European History MA covers the history of conflict from the 16th to 20th centuries, across continental Europe. It includes the military, social and political dimensions of conflict and its impact upon national and transnational European cultures, combined with study of a modern European language.

School of History, Classics and Archaeology
, M.A. Medieval Studies

The MA Medieval Studies draws on the expertise of the Centre for Medieval Studies, which is one of the largest centres in the university. Exeter is unique in that we have a large number of specialists in medieval studies across various disciplines. Our expertise is especially strong in medieval history, archaeology, law, music, French literature, English literature, and Arab and Islamic studies.

College of Humanities
, Master History (Master By Research)

The MRes in History, University of Chester offers an excellent opportunity to extend your range and depth of historical knowledge alongside your proficiency in research and projet management. This is ideal perpeation for a PhD in History as well as a valuable qualification for those entering a range of careers.

The Graduate School
, M.A. War and Strategy

The War and Strategy programme at the University of Leeds provides students with a thorough understanding of relevant methodological approaches and the questions and challenges of writing and researching military history.

Faculty of Arts
, M.Sc. Japanese Society and Culture

The degree aims to give graduates in Japanese (or those with equivalent linguistic competence) the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of academic disciplines pertaining to Japan, its history, culture and society.

College of Humanities & Social Science
, M.A. Geography and Middle East Studies

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Geography and Middle East Studies programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Geography & Geosciences
, Preparation Course Natural History

Are you looking for a degree that will enable you to travel and explore a variety of fascinating habitats and environments? This course covers a wide range of topics and will provide you with the skills and experience you need to start an exciting career.

, M.A. War in the Modern World (by E-learning)

War in the Modern World provides graduate students worldwide with a comprehensive understanding of military conflict, international security issues and global geo-political change from 1945 to the present day.

Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy
, M.Phil. History of Science, Medicine and Technology

This two-year programme offers a range of options drawing on the expertise of Oxford large community of scholars working in the History of Science, Medicine and Technology. You may specialise in the history of science and technology, or the social history of medicine, although the boundaries between these areas are deliberately permeable.

, M.Phil. History

Many of the research opportunities in history are interdisciplinary and are available for most periods of history and in most geographical regions. MPhil/PhD supervision is normally available in the following subject areas: Classical, medieval and early modern medicine, Death and burial, Gender, women’s history and the history of sexuality, Historical demography, History of ideas, History of psychiatry, Early medieval Britain and Europe, National identity, inter-ethnic relations and border issues, Politics, international relations and the impact of war, Urban history and urban culture.

School of History, Classics and Archaeology
, M.A. History

Challenging and diverse, our flagship History programme builds on the Department’s research strengths and has been designed to provide a thorough training in the study of history across a wide range of periods and themes.

School of Arts & Media
, M.A. Ancient History and French

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Ancient History and French programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
, M.Sc. Historic Building Conservation

If you have a passion and enthusiasm for the heritage of historic buildings and structures, and wish to specialise in this area, this course is ideal. You can explore why it is important to retain such heritage sites, the financial constraints and consequences of doing so, the methods available to restore them and how heritage can be managed to best effect.

Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries
, M.A. Queer History

The MA in Queer History is a pioneering programme in one of the most exciting new areas of historical enquiry, giving a voice to those who throughout much of history have been denied one.

Department of History
, M.A. History

This degree course is based around the study of British and Irish local and regional history between 1750 and 1950. Using our world-class collection of online primary source materials you will be encouraged to produce an independent research project on a topic of your choice. It will suit you if you have the appropriate entry qualifications, a passion for history and are looking for an intellectual challenge.

, M.A. Classical Studies and Scottish History

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Classical Studies and Scottish History programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
, M.Phil. Cuneiform Studies

This MPhil in Cuneiform Studies is designed to function as a self-contained course in its own right that will provide a satisfying and advanced study of the languages, culture and history of ancient Mesopotamia. It is also intended to take you to the point where you can consider embarking on doctoral research in cuneiform studies (in Akkadian and/or Sumerian).

, M.A. History of Ideas

This Master's degree in the history of ideas is concerned with excavating and understanding the lived reality of ideas. We consider how the study of the history of ideas can help us to interpret individual thinkers and their ideas and how these have shaped past societies. The history of ideas is a dynamic and expanding field and this programme enables you to pursue an exciting programme of study, exploring ideas comparatively and in their geographical, social and historical contexts. If you want to understand and investigate the relationship between ideas and actions across a wide variety of historical periods, geographical places, and theoretical and methodological perspectives, then this is the degree for you.

Postgraduate courses
, M.A. Eighteenth Century Britain

The scheme explores the numerous 'revolutions' (political, cultural, religious and intellectual) experienced over the course of the century, and offers specialist options in such topics as Radicals and Romantics, the ‘Atlantic world’, and the 1798 Irish rebellion.

Department of History and Welsh History
, M.Sc. Archaeology

If you have a first degree in an associated subject and want to convert your skills to pursue a career in archaeology this course will appeal to you - particularly if you have some practical experience. Archaeology is an exciting and ever-evolving profession that requires a high level of skill and dedication. This course offers you the opportunity to build on your first degree to make yourself more marketable in the archaeological sector, while allowing you to tailor your studies to meet your personal needs and interests.

Faculty of Science and Technology
, M.A. Medieval Studies

The Medieval Studies degree at the University of Leeds will equip you with a broad understanding of historical and cultural aspects of the medieval world, as well as the skills to conduct high-level research.

Faculty of Arts
, MRes Cuneiform and Ancient Near Eastern Studies MRes

This programme provides an introduction to the Akkadian and Sumerian languages and to the cuneiform script within the context of the history and culture of the Ancient Near East. It comprises a major individual research project, supervised by a specialist in the field of study, and taught modules.

Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology
, Postgrad.Cert. History

Gain qualified teacher status (QTS) as a teacher of history with experience teaching Key Stages 3 to 5. Through study and teaching placements, you develop the skills, knowledge and enthusiasm needed to teach pupils with a range of abilities in both secondary school and college settings.

, M.A. History: Hellenic Studies

The History: Hellenic Studies programme is offered at the Royal Holloway University of London. The aim of this course is to give you the opportunity to have an overall view and appreciation of Greek history and culture, from the Homeric and Classical age, through the Hellenistic and Roman times, the Byzantine and Post-Byzantine period to the modern world.

Department of Classics
, M.A. Air Power in the Modern World

Air Power in the Modern World aims to provide graduate students worldwide with a comprehensive and up-to-the-minute understanding of military theory and operations between 1945 and today, with special reference to the role of air power in integrated (joint) contexts.

Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy
, MRes Renaissance Studies

The MRes Renaissance Studies is aimed at those who are interested in the literary and broader cultural aspects of the Renaissance and who wish to acquire a more specialised knowledge of this field. A primary objective is to investigate factors that contribute to the distinctiveness of the cultural productions of Northern Europe, including Scotland.

English Studies
, M.A. Urban History

The MA in Urban History will provide you with a broad introduction to the historical study of towns and cities from classical antiquity to modern times. Our course is the only Urban History MA in the UK and attracts students from the across the globe.

Department of History
, M.A. History

The MA in History is designed to act as a self-regulated year of further study, and to provide a preparatory year for PhD candidates, giving a thorough grounding in research skills and methods, theoretical concepts and the techniques of conducting and writing up an independent research project.

Cardiff School of History, Archaeology and Religion
, M.A. Climate Change: History, Culture, Society

This MA Programme, Climate Change: History, Culture, Society from King's College London provides students with the theories, methods and skills to analyse climate change from different historical, cultural and social perspectives, enabling students to better understand how people in different settings around the world make sense of climate change and the different ways they respond to it.

Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy
, M.A. History of War, Culture and Society

This unique programme brings to the fore an issue which lies at the heart of historical study, examining the impact of war on shaping nationhood, identity, class, gender and citizenship in European societies. It offers motivated and able students the opportunity to work with historians in their key area of expertise.

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
, M.Sc. Historic Conservation (PGDip/ PGCert)

The MSc in Historic Conservation (PGDip/ PGCert) from Oxford Brookes University examines the principles, procedures and practices of the preservation and conservation of historic structures and sites within the context of the wider built environment and the town planning process.

School of the Built Environment
, M.A. Classics and Ancient History

Our innovative MA in Classics and Ancient History (The University of Exeter) gives you the chance to study for a world-class degree with the flexibility to tailor the programme to match your own interests. We will give you a supportive and stimulating environment in which to enhance the knowledge and skills you picked up at Undergraduate level.

College of Humanities
, M.A. MA by Research in History (Part Time)

The breadth of expertise and experience in the History Department (forty or so full time members of staff), along with a thriving culture of research, seminars and conferences, make University of Warwick one of the very best universities in the UK to undertake research in history.

History
, M.Litt. Greater Britain in the Twentieth Century

This course will examine the diverse ways in which twentieth century British history has been understood, and will offer specialist study linked to your own interests. You will also have the opportunity to develop relevant research skills.

School of Humanities
, M.A. Economics and Mediaeval History

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Economics and Mediaeval History programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Economics and Finance
, M.A. American History

Our research and teaching are world class. But what really sets Sheffield apart is our passion for public engagement. We can help you turn your fascination with history into a rewarding career that enriches people's lives. All our MAs have an optional work experience module. We provide professional development for teachers, writers and curators. Our staff are respected researchers and writers whose work captures the world's imagination.

Department of Arts & Humanities
, M.A. Ancient History

The MA in Ancient History from the University of Kent has a focus on research training that will place students in a strong position for further study for a PhD or for careers outside academia that require research skills. The MA provides a full study of the use of a variety of types of evidence that is underpinned by a core module focussed on interpretation.

School of European Culture and Languages
, M.A. Medieval Studies

The Medieval Studies programme is offered at the Royal Holloway University of London. Although distant from us in time, the medieval is all around us, not only in physical remnants of the past (such as cathedrals and castles) and as the point of origin of many of our institutions (such as the monarchy, the church, and the university), but as the inspiration for poetry, novels, films, paintings, documentaries, and countless other expressions of our engagement with this period.

Department of English
, M.Phil. Middle Eastern Studies

Middle Eastern Studies at Manchester offers exceptionally wide-ranging opportunities for research and advanced training in the history, politics, literatures, religious traditions and cultures of the Middle East. Training and research supervision in all major cultures (except Turkey) and periods of the region are delivered by experts whose publications contribute to their subject on an international level.

School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures
, M.A. Social History

This is an opportunity to explore a broad range of social and cultural developments in the history of Britain, Europe, and the wider world from the 1700s to the present. Situated within the School of Cultural Studies & Humanities, this course will engage you with perspectives drawn from other humanities and social science disciplines that will enrich your historical understanding.

Faculty of Arts, Environment & Technology
, M.A. History of the British Isles

This Master's degree in history will deepen your appreciation of the distinctive political, social and cultural aspects of the British historical experience, from the Reformation period to the present day, while also fostering your awareness of values and experiences the British share with their European and global neighbours. This degree considers the constituent countries of the British Isles - England, Scotland and Wales - and asks how and why the geographical and political entity that is Britain came into being.

Postgraduate courses
, M.A. Ancient History and Economics

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Ancient History and Economics programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
, M.A. Military History

With military history one of the fastest-growing areas of academic study, the University of Buckingham introduced a one-year MA in Military History, by research, in 2009. This is a groundbreaking programme: the first one-year Research MA in Military History, and the first with an integral course of seminars by visiting lecturers of international repute.

School of Humanities
, M.A. Science, Technology & Medicine in History

The programme provides teaching and research training at the postgraduate level in the history of science, technology and medicine (HSTM). It includes training in the research skills necessary for those who wish to go on to study for a PhD in the field, but is also designed for students who wish simply to study at the postgraduate level.

, M.A. Latin and Modern History

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Latin and Modern History programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
, M.A. Modern Languages (Italian and Russian) and Ancient History (With a year abroad)

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Modern Languages (Italian and Russian) and Ancient History (With a year abroad) programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
, M.A. By Research History

The expertise of the Department of History and Classics spans from the ancient cultures and languages of ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome to the history of late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century Europe. The research of our staff and postgraduates is integral to the life of the department, and it means that Swansea is a dynamic, exciting, and stimulating place to study.

, M.A. Economic History

Economic History seeks to explain the economic changes that have shaped everyday lives. It examines the history of production, and how people have exchanged or utilised the goods or services they produced. Fundamentally, Economic History asks how and why economies have changed, and seeks to understand the experiences of growth or decline in Britain and the wider world.

College of Humanities & Social Science
, M.A. Modern Languages (German and Persian) and Ancient History (With a Year Abroad)

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Modern Languages (German and Persian) and Ancient History (With a year abroad) programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
, M.A. Modern Languages (German and Spanish) and Ancient History

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Modern Languages (German and Spanish) and Ancient History programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
, M.A. History & Scottish History

The discipline of History involves study of the human past adopting a critical approach to evidence relevant to that enquiry. Work in History takes the form of interaction with the evidence in primary form and through sceptical reading of a wide body of historical writing.

College of Humanities & Social Science
, M.A. Modern Languages (Persian and Spanish) and Ancient History (With a year abroad)

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Modern Languages (Persian and Spanish) and Ancient History (With a year abroad) programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
, M.A. World History

This Master's degree in history will expand and deepen your understanding of world history through the exploration of global perspectives and the interconnections that work across geographical and national boundaries. The course will introduce you to a wide range of approaches, including comparative histories of empires, nationalism and decolonisation, migration and diaspora, world culture and global archives.

Postgraduate courses
, M.A. Modern Languages (French and German) and Ancient History

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Modern Languages (French and German) and Ancient History programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
, M.A. Ancient History and Greek

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Ancient History and Greek programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics