Our History MA will allow you to expand and deepen your historical knowledge and develop advanced research skills. We have a very strong tradition of pioneering fresh approaches in History from the local to the global. With over thirty research historians working in various fields, we offer expert supervision and a wealth of options.

Study Details:

MA 1 year FT, 2 years PT

Module Details:

Core modules

  • Historical Research, Historical Writing
  • Dissertation

Option modules

Choose two option modules from:

  • Landscapes and Identities in Medieval and Early Modern England
  • Families and Communities in England and Wales, c. 1600-1900
  • Global Cities: the View from Asia
  • The City in History
  • The Holocaust – A Genocide: Mass Murder in Comparative Perspective
  • After The Holocaust – History and Memory in Postwar Germany
  • How Buildings Work: Architectural History and Structural Engineering from the Ancient World to 2000
  • Conservation, Heritage and the Urban Environment
  • Conservation in Practice
  • Mastering Medieval Sources/ Latin ab initio
  • American Freedoms: Rhetoric and Reality in the USA
  • Victorian Society
  • Global History: comparative and connected approaches
  • Religious Conflict and Coexistence
  • Patients and Practitioners
  • Heritage in the Workplace
  • Directed Reading Module

Student Destinations

Our MA course will offer you a very strong competitive advantage and career choices and your future salary can be considerably enhanced by postgraduate qualifications.

A postgraduate degree in history provides you with a wide range of skills including:

  • critical analysis of textual, visual, and material evidence
  • statistical analysis and database design
  • advanced written and oral presentation skills
  • time management and independent working on a large-scale research project

As a postgraduate student in the department, you will also have the opportunity to plan meetings and conferences and get involved with the intellectual community of historians at Leicester.


UK and EU Students MA: £8,190 International Students MA: £16,825

Entry Requirements

Normally a first or upper second class honours degree or its equivalent.

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