Taught course


Lancaster University · History

Entry requirements

An upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in History or a related discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA programme is designed to foster the study of history at an advanced level and to develop skills which may form the basis of further research or can be transferred into professions outside the university. The MA in History is divided into four pathways:

· Medieval and Early Modern

· Modern

· Heritage

· Digital History

Each of the pathways consists of five taught modules, one of which prepares students for graduate research and a 20,000-word dissertation.

The programme and a range of activities within the Department support the creation of a lively and stimulating student experience. In addition to taught modules and supervision, the Department encourages MA students to attend research seminars, conferences, training events, reading groups and social events run by the department.

The Department prides itself on its placement modules which allow students to build skills in heritage studies and public engagement. The programme also includes an opportunity to undertake an assessed placement in either a primary or secondary school.


The following list provides examples of the range of modules available. The options available may vary each year. Please visit our website for the complete list of modules available.

· Critical Heritage Studies

· Belief and Unbelief: Gods and Pagans from Antiquity to Today

· Creative Voices: History and Fiction

· How Historians Understand and Explain

· Researching and Writing History

· Beyond the Text: Literature, Image and Voice as Historical Evidence

· Heritage and Public History Placement

· Using Digital Texts as History Sources

· Spatial Technologies for Historical Analysis

· Sources for Medieval History and Palaeography

· Medieval Primary Sources: Genre, Rhetoric and Transmission

· Medieval Latin Translation for Historians

· Landscape and Heritage

· School Placement (primary or secondary)

Information for international students

IELTS: 6.5 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7540 per year
International students
£16,120 per year


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Coordinator
+44 (0)1524 592549