Study History in United Kingdom

Master's Degrees in
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.

422 History Master's degrees in United Kingdom

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 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.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. History

The Master of Arts in History offered by the University of Kent provides insights on important historic facts during medieval times, the Tudor’s dynasty or the second World War. The Master’s programme offers students the chance for in-depth research of the most famous historical events, and enables them to make connections between social, political and cultural aspects of different nations.

M.A. Classical Archaeology

This Master's degree in Classical Archaeology offered by Birkbeck, University of London - School of Business, Economics and Informatics is devoted to the advanced study of the archaeological, historical and cultural legacies of ancient Greece and Rome within their broader Mediterranean contexts.

Postgraduate courses
M.A. History of Art

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

Postgraduate courses
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. Health History

The course examines the history of health, medicine and healthcare in societies and their relevance to contemporary issues with a broad comparative perspective. Topics include nursing, nutrition, welfare, drugs, politics, occupational health and education.The Health History programme is offered by the Glasgow Caledonian University.

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.

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 by the University of Kent.

School of English
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
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.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 the 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.

College of Arts
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. History (by Research)

This programme aims to allow students who have a clearly-defined research project and good research skills to develop advanced knowledge in a particular field, without studying for the more extended degree of MPhil/PhD. 

M.A. History and Philosophy

History and Philosophy at Aberdeen is a great combination to add to your study of all aspects of human activity in the past with a fascinating exploration of how we as humans approach the ‘big questions’ of fundamental importance to us throughout the ages to the present day. 

College of Arts and Social Sciences
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
M.A. Medieval British Studies

The MA Medieval British Studies programme will allow you to develop a broad knowledge of the medieval period in the British Isles in this interdisciplinary programme.

Cardiff School of History, Archaeology and Religion
M.Res. 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
M.Res. 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.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.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.

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
M.Res. 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. 

School of History, Welsh History and Archeaology
M.St. Greek and-or Roman History

The one year MSt is designed primarily for those students who wish to prepare for doctoral work on a shorter course. For this degree you will write a dissertation of up to 10,000 words and complete two other options.

M.A. History

This MA in History will be of interest to both recent graduates and those wishing to return to study in higher education.The MA in History offers postgraduates the opportunity to engage with various periods of early modern and modern history. Working alongside leading academics students are encouraged to engage with subject areas of their choice. 

M.A. History

The MA offers you the opportunity to explore a variety of approaches – intellectual, political, cultural, social and economic – across a broad chronological and geographical range. The department's key areas of expertise and strengths are in: Medieval and early modern history, Contemporary British and European history, Imperial, global and transnational history, Public history.

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.Sc. Architectural History and Theory

The M.Sc. in Architectural History and Theory at The University of Edinburgh analyses architectural concepts of different locations from Medieval times to the present day. The Master’s programme offers you advanced knowledge in landscape architecture, history of art, and building conservation practices. Develop a holistic approach of architectural research based on cultural contexts.

Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
M.A. Modern History

This popular Modern History course is focused on European and British history from the mid 18th century onwards and explores the key topics of the period, from European nation building to modern British politics.  The couse is designed primarily for those interested in Continental European and/or British History and draws on a wide range of approaches to give you a comparative perspective. 

Faculty of Arts & 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.A. Contemporary British History

This course offers you the chance to study Contemporary British History at an advanced level in a strong research environment in central London where you can choose from a wide range of options taught by experts in the field. It also includes economic, social, cultural, political and diplomatic history. 

Faculty of Arts & Humanities
M.Litt. Celtic and Anglo Saxon 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 in Medieval History offers an unparalleled opportunity to study at one of the world's leading centres of expertise in medieval history. The degree is equally suitable for students who wish to pursue doctoral research or careers in teaching, public history, or archives, or for those with enthusiasm for the subject but not yet a clear career direction.

M.A. Ancient History

Through your studies, you will broaden and deepen your knowledge and understanding of ancient history. The Ancient History programme is offered at University of Nottingham.

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
M.St. History

The MSt in History aims to improve your practical and intellectual grasp of research processes, ability to conceptualise and engage with historical problems, and enlarge your understanding of the historical and historiographical context within which your own research is set. 

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

Develop a critical understanding of the Celtic world in this interdisciplinary programme drawing on archaeological, historical, literary and mythological sources.

Cardiff School of History, Archaeology and Religion
M.Res. 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
Postgraduate Diploma 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.A. Tudor History by Research

This London-based course is an interdisciplinary programme enabling students to examine, by way of a dissertation of around 25,000 words, aspects of the history of the Tudor dynasty and its international importance.

School of Humanities
M.St. 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 Cultural Heritage is a hands-on programme, taught by experts in the field, giving you the opportunity to develop a wide range of advanced conservation 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. 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
M.Phil. History of Art

We have a vibrant student community in the History of Art with many research projects and external collaborations. The History of Art programme is offered at University of Glasgow.

M.Sc. History

The University of Edinburgh is home to one of the largest groups of historians in the United Kingdom. Our research interests, and the History MSc courses we offer, cover just about every major area of historical inquiry.

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.Res. 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
Postgraduate Certificate 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.

The Faculty of Humanities
M.A. Welsh History

The MA in Welsh History enables you to explore wide-ranging topics and themes across early modern and modern Welsh History with experts passionate about their subject.

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

This course offers you the chance to study Contemporary British History at an advanced level in a strong research environment in central London where you can choose from a wide range of options taught by experts in the field. The Contemporary British History programme is offered at King's College London.

Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy