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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439 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.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. 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. 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. 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. 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

This flexible course brings together a team of distinguished tutors and a rich field of optional course units. The History MA has been specially devised at the Royal Holloway University of London to study the theories, concepts and practical skills that underpin the powerful discipline of history when studied at an advanced level.

Department of History
M.A. History of Wales

The MA History of Wales is the flagship Masters programme of the Department of History and Welsh History, as the world’s leading centre of teaching and research in Welsh history from the medieval to the modern period. It offers you the opportunity to explore the history of Wales from a variety of thematic and chronological perspectives, to develop your research skills in Welsh history (including Welsh language tuition), and to pursue your own research project in an aspect of Welsh history under expert supervision from a specialist in the field.

Department of History and Welsh History
M.Phil. Egyptology

This MPhil is appropriate for students who are prepared for graduate work and who wish to undertake research in Egyptology, but who need further training in either the language(s) or the archaeology of the region.

M.Phil. Archaeology

The Core Archaeology course introduces current debates in archaeological theory and the history of archaeological thought, as well as archaeological methods (ranging from the study of prehistoric exchange to bio-archaeological techniques to artefact studies, quantitative analyses and dating methods). Area option courses examine the archaeology of a particular region of the world (such as South Asia or Europe) in detail. Students are encouraged to choose a third module from the range of MPhil options on offer in the Division of Archaeology to complement their specific interests (e.g., heritage, science, material culture, etc). All module choices must have the approval of the module's instructor and the MPhil in Archaeology Coordinator.

M.A. Late Antique and Byzantine Studies

The Late Antique and Byzantine Studies at the Royal Holloway University of London, have a long tradition. It was Professor Joan M. Hussey who first introduced and devised the study of Byzantine History in the University of London in 1950; throughout her long academic career she instilled ‘the principles of scholarship and demonstrated the perfect balance between historical detail and the wider implication of the subject’.

Department of History
M.Sc. Intellectual History

This MA gives you the opportunity to acquire a thorough knowledge of the interrelations between philosophy, political thought, science, religion and economics in the early modern and modern period across Britain and Europe. You study the major transformations of the reflective and intellectual life of both thinkers and doers, whose ideas are approached through their literary texts as well as their practical contexts.

M.Phil. Development Studies

The two-year MPhil in Development Studies will provide you with a rigorous and critical introduction to development as a process of managed and unmanaged change in societies in the global South. The course is an excellent preparation for a career in development policy or practice or for further study in the field.

M.Litt. Scottish History

This course will provide you with an understanding of the diverse forces at work in Scottish history since the early modern period, with a special focus on social, cultural and political development, and Scottish connections with the wider world.

School of Humanities
M.A. Sport History and Culture

Sport cannot be understood without an appreciation of its history. The Sports History and Culture MA, taught by expert staff in the International Centre for Sports History and Culture (ICSHC) at De Montfort University, is a flexible course that will give you a firm understanding of all aspects of modern sport from its traditional forms to the present day.

M.A. Jungian and Post-Jungian Studies

Our course takes an informative, critical and reflective stance in relation to the key texts of Jung, the diverse contexts from which analytical psychology emerged, and the core concepts developed by Jung, post-Jungians and scholars. You explore clinical theory and applications in areas such as culture and gender studies, social and political theory, philosophy, myth and religion.

Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies
M.A. History & Archaeology

This degree offers a curriculum that allows students to pursue specialist studies in History in combination with the distinctive insights and methodologies of Archaeology.

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.A. Modern Languages (French 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 (French and Spanish) and Ancient History programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
M.A. Ancient History and Philosophy

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 Philosophy programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
M.A. MA by Research in History (Full 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.Sc. Contemporary Chinese Studies

The MSc in Contemporary Chinese Studies is a three-term, nine-month course designed to provide high quality graduate research training with an emphasis on an appreciation of research methods and on deepening your understanding of contemporary China.

M.A. Medieval Studies

The MA in Medieval Studies provides an introduction to the interdisciplinary study of the medieval cultures of Europe, taught by members of the Departments of Archaeology, English, History and History of Art.

M.Sc. Historical Studies

This taught postgraduate programme introduces students to an advanced level study of history, providing the opportunity to deepen their historical awareness and understanding. It will equip students with the key generic research skills and resources required for successful completion of this programme and for pursuing further research.

M.A. History & Heritage

The Aberystwyth Universitys MA in History and Heritage (also known as the MA in Heritage Skills addresses the concept of 'Heritage' from a range of perspectives to equip you for work in a diverse array of relevant occupations such as in museums, for heritage organisations, tourism, cultural services, national parks or the media. This highly vocational course will provide you with the necessary skills to excel in this discipline. Where possible, you will also be given the opportunity to gain authentic Heritage work experience through placements with bodies like the National Library of Wales and the National Trust.

Department of History and Welsh History
M.A. Medieval History

This Medieval History degree at the University of Leeds will allow you to explore the cultural, social, political, theological and other aspects of medieval history while gaining valuable skills for further research.

Faculty of Arts
M.A. History

This History MA offers a unique opportunity to combine academic study of the past with a practical focus on public history. Taught by specialist, research-active staff who are leaders in their fields, it will equip you with an understanding of cutting-edge research and debates within the discipline of history as a whole, while providing training in historical skills such as using archives and exploring history through ICT. The course also includes work placements in and visits to research archives, museums and heritage sites.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
M.A. History

Our History MA teaches the methods and concepts used by historians. You can study political, social, economic and cultural history and the history of medicine, from 500 AD to the present. Study topics cover more than one geographical area - the Americas, Europe, Eurasia, British Isles.

School of History, Classics and Archaeology
Postgrad.Cert. History

Our Postgraduate Certificate History is rigorous, flexible and wide-ranging, so that you have the freedom to choose the modules which best suit your interests. This course consists of the same choice of modules and assessed work as our MA History, without the dissertation element.

Department of History
M.A. Welsh History

Welsh History, Bangor University - This modular course is designed to allow students to further their undergraduate interest in history or a related subject by developing a particular specialism in the History of Wales. The course may be taken in its own right or as a preparation for further research in this area. It combines training in research techniques and theoretical and historiographic analysis, with taught courses and a substantial dissertation.

School of History, Welsh History and Archeaology
M.A. Ancient History 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) Ancient History and Mediaeval History programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

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

School of Classics
M.A. History and Intensive Language

The History and Intensive Language programme would suit students with a keen interest in learning about the historical conditions of the contemporary world, and in particular those who are prepared to look at the world from the perspective of other people and cultures.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Master Gender History

This Masters in Gender History provides the opportunity to develop and deepen analysis of the workings of gender in the past. In conjunction with Glasgow University’s Centre for Gender History which brings together one of the largest concentrations of gender historians in the UK, the programme encourages cross-chronological and cross-cultural comparisons as well as allowing in-depth research into particular questions.

M.A. Ancient & Medieval History

This combined programme offers a range of history courses available in the various subject areas of the School of History, Classics and Archaeology. It is intended to offer a focused programme concentrating on ancient history courses offered within Classics and medieval history courses offered within History, including Scottish History.

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.A. Late Antique and Byzantine Studies

The MA in Late Antique and Byzantine Studies is designed to provide students with the advanced knowledge, understanding and skills needed to carry out independent research into the history and culture of Late Antiquity and Byzantium. It takes advantage of the concentration of expertise in late antique history, culture, religion and archaeology in the Centre for Late Antique Religion and Culture (CLARC), which is based in the School.

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

The MA in Politics and Contemporary History has been running for many years and attracts applicants of exceptional quality from the UK and abroad.This interdisciplinary course is explicitly historical in scope, having particular focus on those things within living memory.

School of Politics and International Relations
M.Litt. History

The MLitt is a tailor-made programme with taught and research-based elements. It provides an ideal opportunity for the detailed study of specific periods or themes and is well suited as preparation for PhD research.

School of History, Classics and Archaeology
M.A. Modern Languages (Italian 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 (Italian and Persian) and Ancient History (With a year abroad) programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
Postgrad.Dip. History

The Graduate Diploma is a one-year full time (or two-year part time) course worth 120 credits, based on a selection of modules at levels 2 and 3 from the current History undergraduate modules.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
M.A. Celtic & Archaeology

Among the Celtic languages taught at Edinburgh University in the department of Celtic and Scottish Studies, Scottish Gaelic, as an indigenous language of Scotland, receives the greatest emphasis. Early Irish and Medieval Welsh are also offered at Honours level. Since the establishment of the first Chair of Celtic in Scotland in 1882, the department has played a leading rôle both in research and in teaching. Celtic is a versatile academic discipline that includes both linguistic and literary scholarship, and in recent years an important socio-political dimension has emerged with particular focus on the modern Celtic languages, and especially on the situation of Scottish Gaelic in the devolved Scottish context. The study of Celtic develops the ability to engage in critical dialogue with literature and culture past and present, and to frame conceptually rigorous arguments in engaging with both texts and language.

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.A. Global History

The aim of this course from the University of Birmingham is to put something very big under the microscope. By expanding the scale at which historians would normally operate, he Global History MA will present you with an opportunity to think with growing confidence and imagination about your world, its origins, its complexities and continuous transformations across a uniquely broad geographical and chronological scope.

Department of History
Master Graduate Diploma History with English for Academic Purposes

Graduate Diploma History with English for Academic Purposes course is for you if you need to improve your English language skills and subject knowledge of history before going on to a Masters course. You improve your language fluency and academic vocabulary, develop your academic skills, and gain experience of western methods of teaching and learning so that you can progress onto a relevant Masters course in our Department of History.

International Academy
MRes History

Our MRes in History offers a research-rich master’s programme for those students wanting to develop specialist knowledge and scholarly techniques, as the first step on the path to doctoral research or research-related career paths. We offer a unique combination of focused expertise and applied historical experience in a friendly, supportive graduate environment.

M.A. History

Enhance your research skills on the MA History degree. 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. This masters degree in history will further develop your understanding of where our societies have come from, origins of customs and provides answers for the future. This degree can lead to many rewarding and successful careers.

Postgrad.Cert. PGCE History (11-18)

The PGCE History (11-18) programme at Canterbury Christ Church University is an innovative and intensive nine month course preparing graduates for the demands of teaching the 11-18 age range in the Secondary sector.

Master Korean Studies

This course aims to build on a basic knowledge of modern Korean and classical Chinese or modern Japanese and ensure that you become capable in using at least modern Korean for research purposes; to acquaint yourself with many of the most important classical texts from all periods of Korean history in modern Korean translation or the original Classical Chinese or Old or Middle Korean; to enable you to understand and use a range of classical references and historiographical and linguistic research methods for the treatment of primary sources; to allow you to do more specialised study from a wide range of possible options and thereby exercise your new skills.

M.A. Critical and Cultural Theory

The Critical and Cultural Theory programme at the University of Leeds takes a philosophical, theoretical and historical approach to cultural studies, exploring the work of cultural criticism, reception and production through new critical perspectives, interdisciplinary insights and a vast spectrum of applications and opportunities.

Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts and Communications
M.A. History of International Relations

This is the department's most popular Masters course and is intended for those seeking a taught postgraduate course in history at its most international. It also caters for a wide variety of students, including those who have studied history at an undergraduate level and those who are making the transition from related subjects such as political science, modern languages, economics, law or journalism.

Department of International History
M.Sc. Classical Hebrew Studies

The MSt in Classical Hebrew Studies lasts for one teaching year, namely from October to June. While it is a master’s degree in its own right, and may be taken by those with no future study plans beyond that point, it is designed especially for those with a basic knowledge of Biblical Hebrew (perhaps learned as part of a Theological or Biblical Studies degree) who wish to extend and deepen their linguistic and textual competence as a preparation for research.

M.Litt. Scottish History

Delivered in an interactive online environment, this course is designed to provide students who cannot attend a fulltime postgraduate degree course in Scottish History with an opportunity to develop research skills and an understanding of the major topics and historiography of Scottish history.

School of Humanities
MRes Classical Research

On this course, you will gain substantial research experience, working alongside our leading subject specialists. You will engage with a broad range of research methods, including some of the most influential theoretical positions and methodologies in classical scholarship and academic enquiry. You will also improve your knowledge of ancient languages.

M.Sc. Economic History

The MSc Economic History course from London School of Economics and Political Science offers a flexible programme to those who have already studied economic history at first degree level, or for those who have studied a related discipline and whose interests have moved towards economic history. Applicants for our MSc programmes should have at least an upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in the social sciences.

Department of Economic History
M.A. Roman Frontier Studies

This unique programme is designed for students wishing to study the archaeology of the frontiers of the Roman Empire. It will prepare you to study archaeology at PhD level, or to enter a profession requiring high-level skills in literacy, research and project management.

School of History, Classics and Archaeology
MRes Ancient History MRes

This programme will enhance your skills as an ancient historian. You will undertake training in key fields such as classical languages or historiography, which will equip you with the essential skills for your Greek or Roman History research project in any period from Archaic Greece to Imperial Rome and its provinces. You will also have the opportunity to choose modules from across the MA Antiquity syllabus which are complementary to your research.

Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology
M.A. Contemporary History and Politics

This Master's degree in history and politics will give you a deep understanding of the recent past and the contemporary world and help you develop the approaches, techniques and skills of the professional historian. Using an interdisciplinary combination of historical and political approaches, it lays a strong emphasis on the critical analysis of the recent past, with the overall aim of giving you specialist knowledge of particular regions and themes. You will study the complex interplay between national, international and global political, social and historical forces that have produced the contemporary world.

Postgraduate courses
M.A. Landscape History

The English landscape has been described as 'the richest historical record we possess' and this MA programme focuses both on the skills of 'reading the landscape' and also the practical and theoretical issues involved in the study of the countryside.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
M.A. Military History By Distance Learning

This two-year distance learning programme offers you the opportunity to explore military history, drawing in particular on Birmingham's expertise in the history of the two world wars and air power. Subjects to be studied include command and leadership; tactics, operations and the use of technology; ethics and war; and the individual's experience of war. You will complete the MA with a 15,000-word dissertation on a topic of your choice.

Department of History
MRes Medieval History MRes

Designed to develop your understanding of medieval history, or introduce you to it if you have not studied it before, this is a research degree with some provision for taught modules. It provides an exciting opportunity to research a medieval topic of your own choice and helps you to develop your research and related skills, as well as allowing you to study broader historical subjects with other postgraduates.

Department of History
Master History MRes

Take the opportunity to pursue an individual research project of your choosing, with expert guidance and personal supervision from a member of the University’s history team. You’ll develop your knowledge of the range of research methodologies, approaches and primary source materials necessary for postgraduate research in history. The core of your work will be your thesis, based on a topic of your own devising, with proposals welcome in any period of history from 1450 to present day.

M.A. Ancient History and Spanish

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 Spanish programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
M.A. Medieval History

The MA in Medieval History is intended to equip those who take it with a deepened understanding of the European Middle Ages. It also teaches the skills with which to explore this vast and significant period.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
M.A. Eighteenth Century Studies

Students wishing to apply for a research degree are invited to make preliminary contacts with members of staff and the Centre informally. They should indicate their interest in the Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies, and any preference for an individual supervisor on their application. Research proposals should be as specific as possible, and should be accompanied by a piece of written work relevant to the proposed field of study.

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. Medieval History

Durham's MA in Medieval History is a broad-ranging Master's programme which seeks to equip students with historical research techniques and approaches, advanced skills in critical analysis and independent study, as well as strong and effective communication skills.

Department of History
M.Phil. Jewish Studies in the Graeco-Roman Period

The MPhil in Jewish Studies in the Graeco-Roman Period aims to provide you with a good general knowledge of Jewish history, religion and culture in the period from 200 BCE to 425 CE, the period of the Second Temple and the Talmud. The course will introduce you to the range of primary sources for Jewish history in this period and equip you with both the understanding and the ability to use a range of historiographical and critical methods in the treatment of such primary sources.

MRes The English Country House 1485-1945 by Research

This course is to be an interdisciplinary programme enabling students to examine, by way of a thesis, aspects of the history of the English country house between 1485 and 1945. Students will be encouraged to consider the interrelation of architectural history, art history and social history in the evolution of the country house as a political power house, a setting for the display of art and craftsmanship, a self-contained community and a symbol of continuity and loss in a changing world.

School of Humanities
Master History

This two-year, part-time Master’s programme is designed for those who wish to study at postgraduate level and are keen to develop high-level skills in historical research.

M.A. English Language & History

In English Language the programme offers a comprehensively broad and challengingly deep training in the academic study of the English language. It aims to develop serious academic interest in and specialist knowledge of all well-understood aspects of the English language both historically and currently, and at all relevant levels of structure and analysis. In so doing, it offers opportunities to develop intellectual and methodological capacities in rigorous, exact and strongly-theorised analysis.

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.Litt. Reformation Studies

This one year degree in Reformation Studies offers students the opportunity to study in St Andrews, the historic heart of the Scottish Reformation and Renaissance, at Scotland's oldest university.

School of History
M.A. Early Modern History

The MA in Early Modern History offers the study of the period of history that runs from the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries, and encompasses the Renaissance, Reformation and Counter Reformation, and Enlightenment.