Masters in History

History tells a story of how our world has come to be today. It can explain how and why society is the way it is, and give clues as to how the world will continue to progress and change. You will see many similarities between today’s world and even the most ancient history. You will have opportunities to explore how different countries have been shaped by their histories. As well as this, you will explore how the influence of countries spreads over the years, and what this means for the world.

About History


The accreditation of a degree in history will depend on where you choose to study. It will also depend on the level you are studying at. At postgraduate level, you can expect to be awarded a Master of Arts (MA), or a Master of Research (MRes). Further study awards degrees such as Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).


A postgraduate degree will normally take one to two years to complete.


Postgraduate course annual tuition fees are set by the institution, which means that they can differ. Postgraduate programmes are generally less expensive than undergraduate programmes. You will find detailed fee information on the institution webpage.

Typical Annual Tuition Fees

  • Postgraduate - £7,000

Topics Covered


A postgraduate degree, such as an MA, will build on your knowledge gained at undergraduate level. The modules that you study will be around more complex and specialist concepts of history, covering both traditional and contemporary subjects. Modules might include Latin, the Falklands war, central European history, and paleography, among others. Assessment methods can include written work, group projects, and a major research project.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for a history degree will depend on the institution you choose to study at. The requirements will also be influenced by the level of study you are applying for. For a postgraduate course, most institutions will require you to have an undergraduate degree in history, or a closely related subject.

Typical Entry Requirements


  • Degree Requirements - 2:1 or higher
  • Required/Desired Subjects - History, Geography, Sociology