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.

438 History Master's degrees in United Kingdom

MA/Diploma African Studies

The Master of Arts in African Studies from University of Birmingham is a multidisciplinary programme focusing on contemporary Africa. It provides you with an understanding of major social, cultural, political and economic developments in Africa and the Diaspora. It also enables you to develop your critical and analytical powers in relation to current events in Africa.

Department of African Studies and Anthropology
M.A. Contemporary History

This Contemporary History programme from University of Birmingham approaches contemporary history through issues and problems with vital on-going importance, including environmental politics, information technology, post-colonial migration, internationalism and empire.

Department of History
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
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.Sc. Medieval History

In this Medieval History programme offered by The University of Edinburgh, you will take an in-depth look at the fascinating history of Europe in the period between AD 400 and 1500 and develop your own specialised interests.

School of History, Classics & Archaeology
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
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.Sc. Intellectual History

Ideas and patterns of thought always have been, and continue to be, subject to historical change. The ways in which they change, and the reasons why they do so, make for fascinating study. This Intellectual History programme is offered by The University of Edinburgh.

School of History, Classics & Archaeology
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 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.Sc. History

This comprehensive History programme allows you to take full advantage of the breadth of our research expertise. The University of Edinburgh will help you to develop a specialised knowledge and understanding of history and its central issues, examine historical sources, evaluate existing research, and work towards a specialised research project of your own.

School of History, Classics & Archaeology
M.A. Migration Studies

The Migration Studies programme offered by the University of Essex explores the study of migration through a sociological perspective, investigating how these challenges shape policy agendas with particular attention to issues surrounding social integration, rights and multiculturalism.

M.A. History By Distance Learning

This two-year History By Distance Learning programme from the University of Birmingham offers you the opportunity to explore a number of historical themes, drawing on the Department of History’s broad range of expertise. You may pursue one of three pathways through the MA: Contemporary History; Global History; or Modern British Studies.

Department of History
M.Sc. Ancestral Studies

The first of its kind in the world, Ancestral Studies at University of Glasgow is an innovative new interdisciplinary programme. Uniting teaching across humanities and sciences, Ancestral Studies explores the social and biological contours of identity, allowing you to study across multiple disciplines, create your own curriculum and pursue self-directed unique research. 

College of Arts
MA/Diploma/Certif Archaeology - Landscape Archaeology pathway

The Archaeology - Landscape Archaeology from University of Birmingham pathway will allow you to develop a thorough knowledge of current investigative methods in landscape archaeology, and current approaches to the interpretation of human agency in past landscapes and their social and cultural construction.

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.Litt. War Studies

An understanding of war, for good or ill, is of vital importance. The War Studies programme at the University of Glasgow offers the opportunity to study the theory and practice of war in a wide range of aspects, from the Middle Ages to the present day, and from causes to consequences.

College of Arts
M.A. Antiquity - Byzantine Studies pathway

This is the degree for you if you enjoyed studying the ancient world as an undergraduate, and would now like to study Byzantine Studies in greater depth and at a higher level; or if you want to explore this aspect of antiquity and it wasn’t included in your first degree. The Antiquity - Byzantine Studies pathway programme is offered at University of Birmingham.

M.A. Military History

The Military History programme offered by the University of Birmingham provides the opportunity to explore military history, drawing in particular on Birmingham's expertise in the history of the two World Wars and air power.

Department of History
M.Sc. Human Osteoarchaeology

Human skeletal remains are the most direct evidence of past lifeways and their scientific investigation gives unique insights into human history. This Human Osteoarchaeology programme is offered by The University of Edinburgh.

School of History, Classics & Archaeology
M.Sc. American History

This American History programme offered by The University of Edinburgh is distinctive in its breadth and diversity, both chronologically and thematically. It draws on the wide range of American historical expertise available in the School. 

School of History, Classics & Archaeology
M.A. United States Politics

The United States Politics programme offered by the University of Essex allows you to study United States politics at an advanced level in a department ranked top in the UK for research excellence (REF 2014) and with an extraordinary number of staff trained in the US.

Department of Government
M.Sc. History (Online Distance Learning)

This innovative online History (Online Distance Learning) programme at The University of Edinburgh allows you to take advantage of Edinburgh’s remarkable range of historical expertise from the comfort of your own home. Thanks to our e-learning tools and extensive digital resources, you can gain a world-class postgraduate qualification without the expense of relocating.

School of History, Classics & Archaeology
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
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.Sc. Ancient History

This Ancient History programme at The University of Edinburgh gives you the opportunity to study ancient history at an advanced level, developing your interest in the ancient world and providing an excellent preparation for further graduate research.

School of History, Classics & Archaeology
M.A. History

The History programme offered by the University of Essex is rigorous, flexible and wide-ranging, so that you can to choose the modules and thesis topic which best suit your interests.

Department of History
M.Litt. Celtic Studies

This Masters in Celtic Studies at University of Glasgow is an interdisciplinary programme specialising in the medieval Celtic languages, literature, history and archaeology covering the whole span of the Middle Ages from the 6th to the 16th centuries.

College of Arts
M.A. History

This History MA offers an in-depth study of warfare on land, sea and air across a range of periods and continents, from the Classical Age to the present.

Brunel University London
M.Sc. Architectural History and Theory

The M.Sc. in Architectural History and Theory at The University of Edinburgh is intended for students who seek advanced training in the history and theory of architecture. It provides methodological and conceptual tools essential for contemporary research and affords the opportunity for the in-depth study of a select topic in the history and theory of architecture. 

Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
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 History programme offered by the Goldsmiths, University of London is innovative, creative, free-thinking, stimulating, diverse and challenging – everything that is distinctive about history at this University.

Department of History
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. 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.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.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
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
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.Sc. British and European History, From 1500 to the Present

The MSt in British and European History, from 1500 to the present, 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. You will have access to a wide range of both generic and subject-specific training within the field.

M.St. Historical Studies

The MSt in Historical Studies is the second year of a two-year part-time graduate course that focuses on British, Western European and imperial history and promotes a broad approach to historical research across the historical disciplines. It provides systematic training in research methods and the opportunity to research a substantial dissertation.

M.Phil. Egyptology

The MPhil in Egyptology is a two-year taught graduate degree that offers a satisfying, advanced course of study in the languages, cultures, and history of ancient Egypt. While the MPhil functions as a course in its own right, it is also designed to take students to the stage where they can embark on doctoral research in Egyptology.

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.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