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

The UK has one of the most cosmopolitan societies within Europe and you will study with people from all over the world. The variety of universities and degrees is broad and degrees will be accepted worldwide.

439 History Master's degrees in United Kingdom

M.A. Jewish History and Culture

First launched in 1997, the MA in Jewish History and Culture programme at 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.A. Medieval Studies

Medieval Studies is a well-known and internationally recognised area of expertise at Bangor University. 

School of History, Welsh History and Archeaology
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. Roman History and Archaeology (with a Term in Rome)

The M.A. in Roman History and Archaeology at the University of Kent analyses the advanced technologies of the Ancient Romans in archaeology and art. The Master offers you the opportunity to study one term in Rome and visit local historical sites and museums. You will study texts written by Cicero, Tacitus, Virgil, and learn how Etruscan art and archaeology was adopted and improved by the Romans.

M.A. History Part 1

This module aims to provide a foundation for studying local and regional history at an advanced level. You will cover the key issues in the practice of local history within each of the four distinct ‘nations’ of the United Kingdom: England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. This History Part 1 programme is offered by The Open University UK.

M.A. History

The online M.A. in History at The Open University UK explores key historical data that occurred in the United Kingdom and Ireland during the 17th and beginning of 19th century. The Master’s programme integrates topics like poverty, welfare, the role of family and religion in the society and the economic impact of industrialization. Gain skills in historical research and logical reasoning.

The Open University UK Arts and Humanities
M.A. History Part 2

The online M.A. in History Part 2 at The Open University UK focuses on helping students build advanced research skills required for postgraduate study of history. The Master’s programme offers in depth insights about the impact of political systems and parties worldwide on historic events. Understand different approaches of historical writing and learn to interpret historical texts.

M.Litt. War Studies

An understanding of war, for good or ill, is of vital importance. This War Studies programme at University of Glasgow offers the opportunity to study the theory and practice of war in a wide range of aspects, from the Middle Ages to the present day, and from causes to consequences.

School of Humanities
M.Litt. Medieval History

We have one of the greatest concentrations of world-leading medievalists in the UK, covering the entire span of the Middle Ages and a wide range of regions from Ireland to Byzantium. This Masters in Medieval History at University of Glasgow provides you with thorough research training and a wide set of transferable skills in the conception, design and execution of a research project.

School of Humanities
M.Res. History

The History MRes programme gives you the opportunity to undertake advanced historical research tailored to your particular interestes and focus. You can specialize in ancient, medieval, early modern or modern history.

Faculty of Arts & Humanities
M.A. English Studies: Writing in the Modern Age

The MA in English Studies: Writing in the Modern Age explores modernist literature and culture. Its core module, ‘Modernism and After’, tracks the central debates that run through modern writing and criticism. What is ‘modern’ and what comes after it? What counts as ‘art’?

Masters Programmes
M.A. Geography 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) Geography and Modern History programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Geography & Geosciences
M.Phil. History, Philosophy and Sociology of Science, Technology and Medicine

The MPhil in History, Philosophy and Sociology of Science, Technology and Medicine is a full-time 9-month course that provides students with the opportunity to carry out focused research under close supervision by senior members of the University. Students will acquire or develop skills and expertise relevant to their research interests, as well as a critical and well informed understanding of the roles of the sciences in society.

M.Litt. Medieval & Renaissance Studies

The Medieval & Renaissance Studies programme at the University of Glasgow provides interdisciplinary training in a broad range of subject areas, covering many aspects of medieval and early modern culture. You will receive intensive training in current theories and research methods across disciplines, manuscript studies, palaeography and the medieval or modern languages most relevant to your research interests.

School of Critical Studies
M.A. History (by Research)

This programme aims to allow students who have a clearly-defined research project and good research skills to develop advanced knowledge in a particular field, without studying for the more extended degree of MPhil/PhD. 

M.A. Africa and Development

This programme combines development studies with an interdisciplinary focus on Africa. It provides an advanced understanding of the African cultural, political and historical circumstances which have been formative in the constitution of development studies as a field, and which have shaped the impact of development interventions in the continent.

Department of African Studies and Anthropology
M.A. Ancient History and Social Anthropology

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 Social Anthropology programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
M.A. Medieval British Studies

The MA Medieval British Studies programme will allow you to develop a broad knowledge of the medieval period in the British Isles in this interdisciplinary programme.

Cardiff School of History, Archaeology and Religion
M.Res. History of Sport by Research

Based in London, this groundbreaking Master’s programme offers students unique access to world-class scholars, thinkers and practitioners drawn from the world of sport and its academic study. It is directed by Ed Smith, the commentator, historian of sport, and former cricketer for England, Middlesex and Kent.

School of Humanities
M.A. Modern Languages (Italian and Persian) 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 (Italian and Persian) and Ancient History programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
M.Res. Byzantine Studies MRes

This programme is intended for students who have a background in Byzantine Studies and, normally, some knowledge of Greek. It comprises a major individual research project, supervised by a specialist in the field of study, and taught elements which provide the opportunity to deepen your knowledge of Byzantium through a range of modules in archaeology, art, history, literature and numismatics. Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at one of our on-campus open days. Register to attend at: www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: www.pg.bham.ac.uk

Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology
M.A. History of Science, Medicine, Environment and Technology

The M.A. in History of Science, Medicine, Environment and Technology at the University of Kent analyses texts, research findings and practices used in these four major fields throughout history. The Master’s course teaches you how to approach and connect concepts from medicine, science, technology and environment in a cultural and global context and also link them with social and political events.

School of History
M.Sc. Medieval History

The University of Edinburgh boasts a large and diverse collection of medieval scholars, with over 70 members of staff attached to the cross-school Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies that offers this Medieval History programme.

College of Humanities & Social Science
MSc By Research Medieval Studies

The University of Edinburgh is home to one of the largest communities of medieval and Renaissance specialists in the world. With more than 70 staff actively pursuing research in this field, we can offer you outstanding opportunities for postgraduate study.

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.Sc. Historic Building Conservation

Choose Kingston's Historic Building Conservation MSc - The course is fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors(RICS). This course enables you to become a surveying professional within the specialist field of historic building conservation.

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture
M.A. English: 1850-Present

The English 1850 - Present course covers English literature from the mid-19th century to the present. It offers you the chance to explore a range of topics and texts from this period and to think broadly across conventional period boundaries.

Taught programmes
M.Sc. English Local History

This two-year part-time MSc course is designed to combine a systematic training in historical research techniques with the study of a range of major local historical themes and the chance to undertake an individually-researched dissertation.

M.Res. Historical Research

The history graduate programme trains students to be historians and prepares them for doctoral research. Both are achieved through the completion of independent study modules, field seminars and skills training, under close and careful supervision.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
M.Litt. Medieval and Early Modern Studies

With its unique history and resources reaching back to the times of the university's founder Bishop William Elphinstone (1431-1514), the university offers the full MLitt in Medieval and Early Modern Studies as an interdisciplinary degree to students interested in Medieval, Renaissance and Early Modern Europe.

College of Arts and Social Sciences
M.A. History by Research

Study a course designed to prepare you for PhD study or provide the history-based research skills and knowledge you need to develop as a professional. With the support of our expert academic staff, you research an aspect of modern British, European or global history and become a specialist in your chosen area.

M.A. British History

Our British History MA is the only one of its kind in the UK. It provides you with the opportunity to study the political, social, economic and cultural history of the British Isles. We offer intensive teaching in the methodologies and concepts used by historians.

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

The Master of Arts in History at the University of Kent provides insights on important historic facts during medieval times, the Tudor’s dynasty or the second World War. The Master’s programme offers students the chance for in-depth research of the most famous historical events, and enables them to make connections between social, political and cultural aspects of different nations.

School of History
M.A. History

The MA offers you the opportunity to explore a variety of approaches – intellectual, political, cultural, social and economic – across a broad chronological and geographical range. The department's key areas of expertise and strengths are in: Medieval and early modern history, Contemporary British and European history, Imperial, global and transnational history, Public history.

Faculty of Arts
M.A. History

Gain a detailed knowledge and understanding of historical methodology as you explore a range of subjects within British, European and world history, from the 15th century to the present day.

M.Phil. Classical Archaeology

The MPhil in Classical Archaeology is designed for those interested in continuing to a doctorate in Classical archaeology, and for those with experience in other areas of classical studies wishing to develop an understanding of the material culture.

M.Sc. Intellectual History

The programme aims to introduce students both to the principal methodologies of intellectual history, and to some key instances of this burgeoning discipline. This Intellectual History programme is offered by The University of Edinburgh.

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.A. Holocaust Studies

The Holocaust Studies programme is offered at the Royal Holloway University of London. The Centre at Royal Holloway is one of the leading academic centres of its kind in Europe, internationally recognised for its research, teaching, public advocacy and creative work.

Department of History
M.Litt. Celtic and Anglo Saxon Studies

If you have ever been curious about historical cultures in the UK, particularly European Celts and their branches, or German invaders offering Roman culture and legacy, you will love this programme. It offers you in-depth insight about kingdoms, cultures, invasions and historical accounts. It explores who the British really are and why.

College of Arts and Social Sciences
M.A. History: Africa/Asia

The MA in Historical Research Methods is designed to train students in research skills to the level prescribed by the research training guidelines favoured by UK Research Councils.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
M.A. Medieval History

The MA is designed for applicants whose interests lie in the study of medieval history, and who feel that they have much more to discover. The course provides both a thorough research training and an opportunity to explore new approaches to the history of medieval Britain and Europe.

M.A. Holocaust and Genocide MA/Diploma/Certificate

The MA / Diploma / Certificate Holocaust and Genocide from University of Birmingham, co-taught by staff in History, Modern Languages and Theology and Religion, will immerse you in past and present debates about researching, remembering and commemorating the Holocaust and other genocides.

Department of Theology and Religion
Master Ancient Mediterranean Civilisations

Combining the study of ancient historical sources with the theory and practice of archaeology, this interdisciplinary programme offers the opportunity to explore the ancient civilisations of Greece, Rome, Egypt and the near east.

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.A. Ancient History and Biblical 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) Ancient History and Biblical Studies programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
Master Medieval History

This eleven-month programme is the standard entry route for all students who want to study medieval history at Oxford. You will follow core and optional courses, but will spend at least a third of your time doing independent research.

M.A. Latin 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) Latin and Mediaeval History programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
M.A. Philosophy and History of Science

The MA Philosophy and History of Science from University of Bristol is intended both for students who have a first degree in philosophy who wish to specialise in philosophy and/or history of science at a higher level, and also for individuals with a background in pure science who wish to make a transition to philosophy and history of science or to explore foundational issues within the sciences.

Faculty of Arts
M.A. Early Celtic Studies

Develop a critical understanding of the Celtic world in this interdisciplinary programme drawing on archaeological, historical, literary and mythological sources.

Cardiff School of History, Archaeology and Religion
M.Res. History

The History MRes course incorporates taught modules that explore key subjects such as historical contexts and digital history, whilst examining the critical and theoretical practices that are fundamental to research. In addition to core modules, you are able to tailor your learning to your own areas of interest and career aspirations.

Humanities
Postgraduate Diploma Railway Studies

The PG Diploma in Railways Studies is designed to give students an alternative perspective on railway history, and the course will provide a better understanding of how academics have investigated the social, cultural, political, business, economic, and technological aspects of British railway history between 1825 and 2002.

M.A. Economics 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) Economics and Modern History programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Economics and Finance
M.A. Tudor History by Research

This London-based course is an interdisciplinary programme enabling students to examine, by way of a dissertation of around 25,000 words, aspects of the history of the Tudor dynasty and its international importance.

School of Humanities
M.Sc. Classical Archaeology

The MSt in Classical Archaeology is designed for those who wish to build on undergraduate studies in classical archaeology, as well as for those with experience in other areas of classical studies wishing to develop an understanding of the material culture.

M.A. History of Art and Archaeology of East Asia and Intensive Language

This two-year programme combines the strengths of the MA History of Art and Archaeology of East Asia with intensive language training in Japanese or Korean. Students study the arts of China, Korea and Japan, exploring a wide range of East Asian arts, from Chinese archaeology to Japanese prints, Korean installation works to Buddhist monuments, in historical and contemporary periods.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
M.A. Conservation of Historic Objects

The MA Conservation of Cultural Heritage is a hands-on programme, taught by experts in the field, giving you the opportunity to develop a wide range of advanced conservation skills in preparation for a career in the heritage sector.

M.A. Greece, Rome and the Near East

This is a programme geared towards preparing you for higher research into the interaction of the classical world with the Near East - partly through direct research training, and partly through modules taught by experts in their field in small-group seminars.

Department of Classics and Ancient History
M.A. History of Art

The Department of History of Art offers a broad-based Masters programme, which allows you to study a range of periods and approaches, before specialising in your dissertation. The MA draws on the research strengths of all members of the Department, with specialists in Medieval, Renaissance, and Modern Art.

Faculty of Arts
M.Litt. Middle Eastern History and Culture

The MLitt in Middle Eastern History offers students the opportunity to explore in depth a variety of topics relating to the history and culture of this crucially significant region of the world. The course draws upong the wide range of expertise within the School of History.

School of History
M.Sc. History

The University of Edinburgh is home to one of the largest groups of historians in the United Kingdom. Our research interests, and the History MSc courses we offer, cover just about every major area of historical inquiry.

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.Res. Middle East Studies

This masters is designed to develop your research skills within the field of Middle East Studies. Your core training will be in social scientific philosophy and methodology, which you will then learn to apply to the study of the contemporary Middle East.

College of Social Sciences and International Studies
Postgraduate Certificate History

The course aims to give trainee teachers the confidence and skills needed to become successful teachers of History. It provides a firm foundation in understanding the teaching and learning process which is essential for the development of excellent professional classroom skills and high teaching standards.

M.A. Military History

This programme seeks to explain why wars occur, to highlight how warfare has changed through the ages, and to show how the military interacts with wider human society.

The Faculty of Humanities
M.A. Welsh History

The MA in Welsh History enables you to explore wide-ranging topics and themes across early modern and modern Welsh History with experts passionate about their subject.

Cardiff School of History, Archaeology and Religion
M.A. Contemporary British History

Our MA in Contemporary British History offers you the chance to study twentieth-century British history at an advanced level in an outstanding research environment, located in central London. You can choose from a wide range of options taught by well-known experts in the field. Our course is wide-ranging and includes British economic, social, cultural, political, military, imperial, and diplomatic history, as well as the history of British science, technology and medicine.

Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy
M.A. Medieval Studies

Take advantage of one of our 100 Master’s Scholarships to study at Swansea University, the Times Good University Guide’s Welsh University of the Year 2017. Postgraduate loans are also available to English and Welsh domiciled students. For more information on fees and funding please visit our website.

M.Phil. Economic and Social History

This two-year specialist programme offers a unique framework for research training in economic and social history. It offers a wide range of options and allows you to specialise in economic and/or social history, or historical demography, although the boundaries between these areas are deliberately permeable.

M.A. Modern Languages (French and Russian) 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 Russian) and Ancient History programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
Master History of Science, Technology and Medicine

The History of Science, Technology and Medicine programme from the University of Leeds will give you an insight into the complex history of technology, medicine, scientific knowledge and methodology, as well as how they have shaped the world we live in.

Faculty of Arts
M.A. Historical Research

The MA in Historical Research at the Institute of Historical Research is tailored to individual research interests. It allows students to undertake assessed work and independent projects in the issues and controversies which interest them most.

Institute of Historical Research