Study History in United Kingdom

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History in United Kingdom

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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 moment you will step into a UK university campus, you will feel you have entered a fairy tale. The UK campuses are mesmerizing and the student facilities are outstanding. All the modern and unique features of British universities enable you to engage in ground-breaking research and experience top quality teaching and learning.

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.Sc. Tourism, Heritage and Sustainability

This Tourism, Heritage and Sustainability programme at University of Glasgow is designed to build your understanding of the tourism, heritage,and sustainability sectors. Drawing upon a multidisciplinary team to do this, it uses academic approaches from the social sciences and the arts to investigate key themes. 

School of Social and Political Sciences
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. Psychoanalytic Studies

The MA Psychoanalytic Studies from Birkbeck, University of London - School of Business, Economics and Informatics is jointly run by the Departments of Psychosocial Studies and of History, Classics and Archaeology.

Postgraduate courses
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. Victorian Studies

Drawing on Birkbeck’s position as a world-leading centre in the field of nineteenth-century studies, this MA offers you the chance to take a genuinely interdisciplinary approach to studying the literature, culture and history of Victorian Britain. This Victorian Studies programme is offered by Birkbeck, University of London - School of Business, Economics and Informatics.

Postgraduate courses
M.A. History of Science and Medicine

This Master's degree in History of Science and Medicine at Birkbeck, University of London - School of Business, Economics and Informatics explores how the formidable forces of science and medicine have fundamentally shaped who we are. 

Postgraduate courses
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

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.A. Classical Archaeology and Latin

The study of the literature, languages and material culture of the classical civilisations (Greece and Rome) requires the development of a wide range of disciplinary skills: the acquisition of language skills to a high standard, literary analysis and criticism and the understanding of society through its literature, and the intellectual and visual skills used by archaeologists and art historians.

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.A. Economics and 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.Sc. Archaeology (MSt)

The MSt in Archaeology provides an opportunity for you to build on your knowledge from undergraduate studies in archaeology, or to branch out into new areas of interest. The flexible courses allow you to put together a programme which suits your particular needs.

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 and 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. 

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. 

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. Medieval Studies

The Medieval Studies MA draws on the expertise of a wide range of departments to enable you to study the period from a variety of perspectives.

Taught programmes
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
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. Human Evolutionary Sciences

The Human Sciences and Evolution MSci is unique to UCL, and builds upon the Human Sciences BSc. This interdisciplinary degree draws on teaching from a range of science and non-science departments, and allows students to extend their specialised knowledge of human evolution.

Faculty of Life Sciences
M.A. Victorian Studies

The MA in Victorian Studies is an interdisciplinary course of study on the Victorian period. A wide range of elective modules reflects the Centre staff's research interests in nineteenth-century literature, social history, history of art, the history of Pre-Raphaelites classscience, life-writing and much more.

Department of English
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.

Postgraduate Diploma Medical Humanities

What is ‘the art of medicine’ and how can it improve patient care? This new programme allows you to reflect on and develop your daily clinical practice, through a deeper understanding of the humanities - art, literature, music, myth and culture.

Postgraduate courses
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. Greek Studies

Ancient Greek is the language in which many of the basic concepts underlying Western society to this day have found expression for the first time; and ancient Greek culture and thought are at the root of many strands of modern thinking in Europe and beyond. The study of ancient Greek is not only a valuable pursuit in itself but also informs our views of the world in which we live.

College of Humanities & Social Science
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. Modern Languages (Arabic 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 (Arabic and Persian) and Ancient History programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
M.A. Greek 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) Greek and Philosophy programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
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.Phil. Islamic Art and Archaeology

The MPhil is a two-year course combining comprehensive training in the history of Islamic art, architecture and archaeology, research, and language instruction. The course is designed for students with little or no background in Islamic art and archaeology who wish also to learn Arabic or Persian or Ottoman Turkish.

M.Res. History

You will work with, and be supported by, nationally and internationally recognised experts in the History subject area. The Masters by Research in History offers transferrable and employment-related skills.  For example: project planning and management; research and data analysis; digital literacy; and communicating complex ideas in writing.

Master Programmes
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.

Department of History
M.A. Historical Studies

This academically rigorous Master’s programme is designed to give you the opportunity to progress your specialist knowledge of history and the chance to develop the advanced research skills that are transferable to a variety of careers paths, including PhD study.

M.A. Early Modern History

The MA Early Modern History, 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

The MSc in Health History explores the last two-and-a-half centuries to seek the origins and impacts of our modern health experiences and expectations, together with the reasons they've changed so rapidly. 

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. Global History - Empires, States and Cultures

This Global History - Empires, States and Cultures Master's degree at Birkbeck, University of London - School of Business, Economics and Informatics will expand and deepen your understanding of world history through the exploration of global perspectives and the interconnections that work across geographical and national boundaries.

Postgraduate courses
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 and Scottish History

This programme combines courses on Scottish history with those from the wider arena of historical study in an exciting joint programme. It enables you to combine a well-rounded and broadly-based training in history with a particular focus on Scotland’s past.

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

Visit our website for more information on fees, scholarships, postgraduate loans and other funding options to study at Swansea University - 'Welsh University of the Year 2017' (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017).

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.Phil. Classics and Ancient History

Our programmes cover a range of classical subjects. They include material culture and history, language and literature, philosophy and the history of science and medicine. We have strong links with related disciplines such as history, archaeology and modern languages. We welcome postgraduates in any of our areas of research expertise.

School of History, Classics and Archaeology
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.Res. Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Cultural Studies

This Master Programme in Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Cultural Studies from Birkbeck, University of London - School of Business, Economics and Informatics offers the possibility of following advanced study in the histories of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American cultures in the light of contemporary theoretical developments in the fields of literature.

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. History of the British Isles

This MA in the History of the British Isles at Birkbeck, University of London - School of Business, Economics and Informatics will deepen your appreciation of the distinctive political, social and cultural aspects of the British and Irish historical experience, from the Reformation period to the present day.

Postgraduate courses