Study History in United Kingdom

Master's Degrees in
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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.

426 History Master's degrees in United Kingdom

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. 

College of Social Sciences
MA/MRes History of the Book

The MA degree in the History of the Book from the School of Advanced Study, University of London is the oldest postgraduate programme in this growing area in the humanities. Each year we welcome a range of students from varied educational and professional backgrounds and from many different countries.

Institute of English Studies
M.A. Psychoanalytic Studies

The MA Psychoanalytic Studies offered by 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. 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
MTh, MSc World Christianity

The World Christianity programme from The University of Edinburgh is designed to enable you to understand a wide range of Christian belief, culture and practice throughout the world, in historical, theological, and sociological contexts.

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. The History programme is offered at SOAS University of London.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
M.A. History of Science and Medicine

This Master's degree in History of Science and Medicine offered by 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. Imperial History

The M.A. in Imperial History offered by the University of Kent analyses important timelines of the world history and global histories of religion beginning with the 18th century. The Master’s programme covers topics like the history of the British Empire, or the impact of western countries in the current globalized world. Students can join activities of the Centre for the History of Colonialisms.

MTh, MSc Theology in History

This flexible programme in Theology in History from The University of Edinburgh looks at the Christian past from a variety of perspectives – theological, philosophical and historical – and provides options for special study of themes from the early church to modern times.

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.A. Historical Research and Public History

The MA Historical Research and Public History at New College of the Humanities provides advanced training in history, historical research, and historical method. It considers how history operates in the public sphere, in broadcasting, heritage, public policy, historical fiction, and popular history.

M.A. First World War Studies

The Master of Arts in First World War Studies offered by the University of Kent provides extensive knowledge of history and explores the main events of the Great War from a multicultural perspective. The Master’s course offers students the opportunity to travel to famous battlefields and visit history museums, and to choose electives from other programmes to customise their specialisation.

M.A. History Part 1

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

M.A. History

The University of Exeter's History provides the opportunity to study an exceptionally wide range of modules stretching from early Medieval and Renaissance England, through histories of religion, class, power, race, war and empire, to the late 20th century. Our varied research culture enables teaching in subjects as diverse as the crusades, Nazi Germany, witchcraft, and the fall of the Berlin Wall.

College of Humanities
M.A. Classics and Ancient History

The University of Exeter's innovative MA in Classics and Ancient History 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

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.

M.Sc. Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine Studies

The end of classical antiquity in the Mediterranean and the Middle East witnessed the formation of polities, institutions and ideologies which define and continue to influence our world to the present day. This Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine Studies programme is offered by The University of Edinburgh.

School of History, Classics & Archaeology
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.St. Archaeology

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.Sc. History of Science, Technology and Medicine

This programme explores the histories of science, technology and medicine (HSTM) through a wide range of case studies, from the emergence of professional scientific disciplines such as physics and biology, to the growth of `Big Science' in the Cold war era, to the complex history of the National Health Service. 

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

Are you looking to undertake research training that will prepare you for research in the field of economic and social history? The MA in Social Research is 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
M.St. 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., PgDip History

This modular History degree at Bangor University 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. 

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.

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. 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
Postgraduate Diploma History of Art

History of art is a rich and dynamic discipline, combining the rigorous investigation of the visual arts with the creative exploration of their connections to culture, politics and society. The Postgraduate Diploma in History of Art is offered by the Birkbeck, University of London - School of Business, Economics and Informatics.

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 MPhil is a research degree pursued over two years full-time or four years part-time. Students undertake research under the supervision of History staff, and produce a thesis that makes a substantial original contribution to our knowledge and understanding of some aspect of the past.

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

School of Classics
M.Phil. Judaism and Christianity in the Graeco-Roman World

This degree is offered jointly by the Faculty of Theology and Religion and the Faculty of Oriental Studies. The course is ideal for students wishing to learn more about the origins of Christianity by coming to grips with the complex evidence for the state of Judaism in the Graeco-Roman World in the first century.

M.St. Global and Imperial History

The MSt in Global and Imperial History offers a nine month introduction to graduate research. It is open to all students who have the desire to explore the history of the Middle East, Africa, South Asia, East Asia, Australasia or the Americas (excluding the US) in a global perspective.

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

School of Classics
M.Phil. Islamic Studies and History

The MPhil in Islamic Studies and History is a two-year course intended primarily for students who desire an intensive introduction to Islamic history and thought in the pre-modern period. The course would be an excellent preparation for subsequent doctoral study.

M.Litt. Mediaeval Studies

The MLitt in Mediaeval Studies is an interdisciplinary programme which equips students with the knowledge of different theoretical approaches and current debates in the fields of history, art history, languages and literature.

School of History
M.St. Syriac Studies

The MSt in Syriac Studies is a one-year taught degree which has been designed to give students experience in reading and interpreting a wide range of Syriac texts, from a choice of genres and in all the major scripts, as well as a broad knowledge of Syriac literature and history, and an ability to use key research tools. 

M.A. Ancient History and Film 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 Film Studies programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
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. 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. 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
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

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

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. 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. 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. Medieval History

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

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
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. By Research History

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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