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.

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378 History Master's degrees in United Kingdom

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. Eighteenth-Century Studies

The MA in Eighteenth-Century Studies 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

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. Medieval and Renaissance Culture

The Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Culture MA at University of Southampton combines the benefits of an interdisciplinary, cross-period MA with the capacity to follow your interests in a particular discipline or period.

Humanities
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. The module then explores six key local history themes – poverty, crime and policing, the family, urban history, religion and industrialisation. Underpinning all of this is the development of your research skills. You will be shown how to begin a research project and how to find relevant sources using the growing number of online historical databases.

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. 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. West Midlands History MA

This part-time West Midlands History MA programme from University of Birmingham provides an opportunity for study if you are interested in any aspect of the history of the region. It is delivered by Saturday schools and taught by leading scholars. Students come from many different backgrounds and previous knowledge of history is not required. It is suitable for students who are retired or have family and work commitments which make full-time study difficult.

Department of History
M.A. Economics & Economic History

Economics is the study of the incentives that shape and reconcile the decisions that individuals, businesses, governments and societies make, and the macroeconomic outcomes such as economic fluctuations, growth, unemployment and crises, which may arise from those decisions.

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.A. Ancient History and French (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) Ancient History and French (With a year abroad) programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
M.A. World History & Cultures

This course offers you the chance to study the global political, economic, and cultural interactions, the history of empires and the transnational histories of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and the Americas.

Faculty of Arts & Humanities
M.A. Scottish Ethnology & Scottish History

Ethnology is the discipline that studies the traditional and popular cultures of a community, region or nation. While related in some respects to both anthropology and cultural history, ethnology is now well established in its own right as an important contributor to the humanities and social sciences throughout Europe and beyond. Through close study of such cultural forms as folklore, music, song, oral narrative, custom and belief, this programme examines the development of cultural systems through time. The University of Edinburgh is the only institution in Scotland to offer an undergraduate degree in this discipline. The Scottish Ethnology programme aims to develop the analytic, critical, communication and creative skills of students by engaging with a broad range of cultural forms and ethnographic materials relating primarily, although by no means exclusively, to Scotland.

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.Sc. History of Science, Technology and Medicine

This innovative MSc programme aims to provide a comprehensive historical introduction to nineteenth- and twentieth-century science, technology and medicine in their wider social, economic, cultural and political contexts, including science communication and the relationship between science and the public.

Faculty of Life Sciences
M.A. Ancient History and Italian (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) Ancient History and Italian (With a year abroad) programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
M.A. Social Research (Economic and Social History) MA

The Social Research (Economic and Social History) MA programme from University of Birmingham provides research training that will prepare you to undertake research in the field of economic and social history. Its particularly useful if you want to convert to the study of economic and social history, or if you have already studied in this area and wish to improve your skills. It is recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council as providing the requisite research training for a PhD so you can apply for funding for the MA to be the first (training) year of a four-year PhD.

Department of History
Master History of Art and Visual Culture

This nine-month programme offers a unique combination of methodological depth and access to magnificent primary sources for students who wish to develop and extend their understanding of how visual styles at different times and in different places can be understood in relation to the aesthetic, intellectual and social facets of various cultures.

M.Phil. Greek And/or Roman History

This two-year MPhil is the course taken by the majority of master's students in Ancient History. It is a research training degree designed to equip you with a range of both knowledge and skills in Greek and/or Roman history.

M.A. History

This modular History degree scheme is designed to allow students to further their undergraduate interest in history, and to develop the skills and knowledge needed to undertake further research into the past. It combines training in research techniques and theoretical and historiographic analysis, with a wide range of taught courses, skills modules and a substantial dissertation.

School of History, Welsh History and Archeaology
M.A. History

The MA in History provides you with the opportunity to pursue an extensive range of historical topics and will equip you with advanced research skills. The course will allow you to expand the breadth of your historical knowledge by selecting from options which have a wide chronological range and international scope.

Department of History
M.A. Celtic Studies

The MA in Celtic Studies from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David is a unique distance learning programme which offers students interested in Welsh and Celtic Studies the opportunity to study various aspects of the history, literature and cultural heritage of the Celtic regions in their own homes.

School of Welsh and Bilingual Studies
M.A. Medieval History

MA Medieval History, University of Sheffield Aspects of the medieval past continue to fascinate the public imagination. Medieval castles, abbeys and churches are some of the most frequently visited heritage sites in Britain, while television programmes about the more bloodthirsty aspects of the period prove consistently popular.

Department of Arts & Humanities
M.A. History of the Book

The MA in the History of the Book is an interdisciplinary taught MA, which has been running at the Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study since the 1990s. It offers an unparalleled multidisciplinary opportunity to study the book's influence on cultural and intellectual change, emphasising creation, publication, manufacture, distribution, reception and survival of books from clay tablets to computers.

Institute of English Studies
M.A. Geography 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) Geography and Mediaeval History programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Geography & Geosciences
M.A. Social & Architectural History

Social and architectural history is concerned with the study of the key forces that have shaped the development of modern societies. It examines the changing social processes and relationships that arise as a consequence of economic modernisation, the growth of urban living, and advances in science and technology. Along with changes in the material basis of life, developments in cultural attitudes and beliefs, along with cultural production, are also examined.

College of Humanities & Social Science
Master History

The Department of History delivers expert postgraduate supervision, delivered by internationally-recognised scholars in a wide range of subject areas. The department offers a lively research community in the setting of an exciting city and region with a rich heritage.History Programme is taught at University of Bristol.

Faculty of Arts
M.Phil. Social, Historical and Literary Studies

Research in history, politics and social studies takes place under the umbrella of the Centre for European and International Studies Research (CEISR) at the University of Portsmouth. We are particularly proud of our well-developed research culture and strong commitment to scholarship and publication, and our research was rated 'top in the UK' according to the Research Power Index compiled by the prestigious journal Research Fortnight. Based in a grade II listed building of historic significance, at the heart of the Central University campus, we offer excellent higher degree supervision by internationally recognised academic staff in all of our subject areas.

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
M.Phil. History

Embark on an intensive, supervised piece of investigative work and build your own original area of expertise. You choose from a wide range of research topics supported by a supervisory team and write an extended 80,000 word thesis. Your studies are supported by PhD seminars and training events, part of our vibrant humanities research culture.

M.Sc. British and European History, From 1500 to the Present

The MSt in British and European History, from 1500 to the present, aims to improve your practical and intellectual grasp of research processes, ability to conceptualise and engage with historical problems, and enlarge your understanding of the historical and historiographical context within which your own research is set. You will have access to a wide range of both generic and subject-specific training within the field.

M.A. Public History

The MA in Public History offers students cutting edge interdisciplinary academic training together with exciting opportunities for hands-on experience in the cultural sphere through a placement in the heritage sector.

M.Phil. 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.

M.A. History - PGDip, PGCert

The MA / PGDip / PGCert History course at Oxford Brookes University provides a coherent but flexible course of graduate study, combining research training with intensive modules on specific historical themes and the opportunity to conduct advanced research on a dissertation topic of your choice.

Department of History, Philosophy and Religion
M.A. History and Culture

The MA in History and Culture will appeal if you have interests that cross the boundaries of history, popular culture, print culture and literature and would like to pursue this combined focus.

M.A. History of Philosophy

This programme is based on King's unrivalled expertise in the history of philosophy: we are probably the only department in the world that can teach Western philosophy from the pre-Socratics to the present with no gaps. It is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in which philosophy was at least a major component, who now wish to focus more narrowly on the history of philosophy, to provide a firm basis for subsequent research.

M.A. History & Politics

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
Master History of Design

The MSt in the History of Design is a master's degree offered part-time over two years, taught on one Saturday a month. The programme focuses upon design and decoration produced in Europe and America since 1851. Students progress from a grounding in material and historical analysis to dissertation research.

M.Sc. Economic and Social History

Every year, the University admits around twenty graduate students to study for the M.Sc. and M.Phil. in economic and social history. This programme provides the standard induction into the field of economic and social history.

Humanities
M.A. History of Warfare

This distinctive full-time History of Warfare programme from University of Birmingham provides from the University of Birmingham you with an opportunity to study the history and historiography of warfare from a multi-disciplinary and multi-period perspective. A thorough grounding is provided in research methods and in the historiography and economics of warfare while a wide choice of options complements the broad range of possible dissertation subjects that can be supported by our staff.

Department of History
M.A. Historical Studies

This academically rigorous Master’s programme enables you to progress your specialist knowledge of history and to develop the advanced research skills that are transferable to a variety of careers paths, including PhD study. Teaching is informed by research expertise in the School of History & Heritage and you will be encouraged to engage with our interdisciplinary research community.

M.A. Early Modern History

The MA Early Modern History, taught out of the Centre for Reformation and Early Modern Studies (CREMS) at the University of Birmingham, is taught by leading scholars whose expertise covers the cultural and religious landscape of the late-medieval world, the Catholic and Protestant Reformations, new world discoveries and the political and cultural worlds of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England and Europe.

Department of History
M.Sc. Health History

This is a reseach-led programme which introduces students to the issues, controversies, debates, and specilaist topics in the history of medicine and of health and healthcare. The Msc is a collaborative programme of the Centre for Social History of Health and Healthcare the Centre (CSHHH), a specialist research centre on issues of health and healthcare history established in partnership by Glasgow Caledonian University and the University of Strathclyde.

M.A. History and Philosophy of Science

This History and Philosophy of Science programme at the University of Leeds allows you to study the history and philosophy of science, technology and medicine from a range of perspectives to gain a wide range of knowledge and skills.

Faculty of Arts
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
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. War and Society

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.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. 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 (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. 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. 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. By Research History

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.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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.Phil. Middle Eastern Studies

Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies at Manchester offers exceptionally wide-ranging opportunities for research and advanced training in the history, politics, gender studies, literatures, religious traditions and cultures of the Middle East. Training and research supervision in all major cultures 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. 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.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. 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. 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. 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.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. History & History of Art

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. 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.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

History at Cardiff offers a stimulating learning environment in which to expand your field of interest.

Cardiff School of History, Archaeology and Religion
M.A. Portuguese & History

Spanish and Portuguese are two of the most widely spoken languages in the world. Their fascinating literatures and cultures are diverse and vibrant and have influenced countries and cultures around the world. Hispanic Studies at the University of Edinburgh will not only perfect your language skills, but will provide opportunities to explore the Hispanic culture and its geographical and historical diversity.

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.A. Medieval and Early Modern Studies

The MA provides a thorough grounding in the skills required for advanced study in the medieval and early modern periods. It challenges you to engage with the evidence and methods of different disciplines in order to equip you with the wide range of research techniques crucial for studying the period.

Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Studies