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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426 History Master's degrees in United Kingdom

M.A. History of Science, Medicine, Environment and Technology

The History of Science, Medicine, Environment and Technology programme at the University of Kent is unique in teaching the collective history of science, medicine, environment and technology. It is also unique as it offers modules that combine imperial, ethical, and military history with general areas of history of science and medicine.

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
M.A. History

The School of History at the University of Kent offers a great environment in which to research and study. Situated in a beautiful cathedral city with its own dynamic history, the University is within easy reach of the main London archives and is convenient for travelling to mainland Europe. The History programme is offered at the University of Kent.

School of History
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.Sc. Architectural History and Theory

The Architectural History and Theory programme at The University of Edinburgh offers students advanced training in the methodological, theoretical, and historiographical aspects of architecture and the wider built environment, all within the beautiful and superbly preserved setting of the Scottish capital and UNESCO World Heritage city of Edinburgh.

Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
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. 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. Imperial History

The Imperial History programme at the University of Kent allows you to examine key themes and regions in the making of world history, from the 18th century to the present day.

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.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. Medieval and Renaissance Culture

The MA in Medieval and Renaissance Culture programme from the University of Southampton is a reflection of the research interests of the academic staff associated with the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Culture (CMRC). CMRC staff are drawn from multiple disciplines (English, History, Archaeology, Music), and seek to collaborate in applying a broad range of research approaches and contexts to a shared set of questions and topics.

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. History

This MA in History at Queen's University Belfast aims to provide students with the opportunity to explore and deepen their knowledge of history and develop their skills as historians through the critical evaluation of primary and secondary sources, the collection and collation of research data, and the formulation and presentation of arguments and discussions.

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
MRes 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. Antiquity: Egyptology Pathway

The Antiquity: Egyptology pathway programme at the University of Birmingham provides training in archaeological and historical approaches to the study of Ancient Egyptian civilisation across its long history, as well as in Egyptian language.

M.A. History( by Research)

MA by Research History is designed for students who have a passion to pursue a research project defined by themselves, but with the support of an academic environment and supervisors. Members of staff in the School of History & Heritage are established or emerging as internationally recognised research leaders in their respective fields. They will enable you to conduct in-depth research into an area of your choice. You will join a vibrant academic community with regular research seminars, such as the Humanities Research seminar series, 21st Century Research Group seminars and the Nineteenth Century Research Group seminars. Study takes the form of supervised individual research on a topic of your choice.

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. Medieval Studies

The Medieval Studies programme from University of Bristol in the Faculty of Arts has internationally recognised expertise in an unrivalled range of subject areas. Research towards MPhil, MLitt and PhD is supported in the following subject areas: Archaeology, Drama, English, French, History, History of Art, Italian, Medieval Latin, Music, and Theology.

Faculty of Arts
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
MRes 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
MRes 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. Global Studies: A European Perspective

This Global Studies: A European Perspective programme is based in the Department of Economic History and is an interdisciplinary, research-based master's programme offered by a consortium of five European universities: University of Leipzig, LSE, University of Vienna, University of Roskilde and University of Wroclaw.

Department of Economic History
M.A. Medieval Archaeology

The buildings, material culture and landscapes of York and the north of England offer unrivalled opportunities for the study and research of medieval archaeology.

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. London is rich in its collection of historic buildings, and the course team places great emphasis on using these to illustrate the various elements of the course. In particular, past and ongoing works at the Historic Royal Palaces are used as the basis for project work.

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
MRes 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. 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 History, Welsh History and Archeaology
M.A. Modern Languages (German and Italian) 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 Italian) and Ancient History programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
M.A. History of Arts

The History of Arts programme from University of Bristol offers you the opportunity to explore a variety of approaches – intellectual, political, cultural, social, and economic – across a broad chronological and geographical range.

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.Litt. Scottish History

The Scottish History programme at University of Glasgow is taught by a team of academics in the social, political and cultural history of Scotland from the medieval period through to the 20th century. It has a particular geographical emphasis on Gaelic Scotland, Scotland’s place in the British Isles and Europe, and on urban Scotland.

School of Humanities
M.A. Modern Languages (Arabic 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 (Arabic and Russian) and Ancient History (With a year abroad) programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
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.A. Classics 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) Classics and Modern History programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
M.Litt. Celtic 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. Classical Studies 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) Classical Studies and Mediaeval History programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
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

Ancient history and archaeology provide differing narratives and perspectives for our understanding of the ancient Mediterranean world, a world which can be understood to extend in its broadest sense from northern coasts of Britain to the boundaries of Iran, and to last from the emergence of farming and growth of complex societies in Western Asia to the rise of Islam and the emergence of the Celtic church.

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
Preparation Course Social Sciences (International Foundation Programme)

Social Sciences course is specifically designed to provide you with choice and flexibility. The core modules of Politics and International Relations, Sociology, and Academic Skills are provided to give you the essential foundations in analytical and problem solving skills. These modules are supported by optional modules in History and Criminology where you can study diverse areas such as the consequences of crime, behavioural economics and conformity.

International Foundation Programmes (IFPs)
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

The MA in Early Celtic Studies is designed to introduce students to aspects of the Celtic world through archaeological, historical, literary and mythological sources.

Cardiff School of History, Archaeology and Religion
MRes 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
M.A. Social Policy & Social and Economic History

Social policy is the study of the distribution of welfare and well-being within societies and the policies which influence that distribution. Primarily, the focus is on social and economic change, what causes it and its consequences for society.

College of Humanities & Social Science
Postgrad.Dip. 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.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 Historic Objects is a hands-on programme, taught by experts in the field, enabling you to develop a wide range of advanced conservation and restoration 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. Historical Research

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. 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
MRes 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
Postgrad.Cert. 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.

Department of History and Archaeology
M.A. Welsh History

The MA in Welsh History draws together a wide range of chronological, geographical and historiographic expertise in early modern and modern Welsh history to offer challenging and flexible programmes of study, with teaching and research tailored to the interests and needs of individual students.

Cardiff School of History, Archaeology and Religion
Master Chinese & History

The University of Edinburgh is the only university in Scotland to offer an Honours degree in Chinese. The Scottish Centre for Chinese Studies offers courses in Chinese at all levels, taught by three full-time members of staff and a Chinese Language Assistant. Staff research interests cover literature, translation, film, history and culture in both modern and traditional Chinese: the expertise of the teaching staff was reflected in an excellent performance in the recent Research Assessment Exercise. For anyone thinking further ahead, this expertise has led to the development of an expanding programme of postgraduate studies.

College of Humanities & Social Science