Taught course


Liverpool Hope University · Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Entry requirements

Normally a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Degree in a relevant discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

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.

The programme is delivered through a series of modules, including:

  • A nation of pirates: English piracy and privateering, 1570-1620;
  • The Court of Charles I‌‎;
  • Gender and the changing role women, 1880-1920;
  • Great hatred, little room - Modern Ireland, 1789-2009;
  • A study of varieties of nationalism in modern Europe, 1789-1945;
  • Stalin's Great Terror: current debates;
  • Victorian crime;
  • The literature of the First World War: gender, class and conflict;
  • Public engagement - Inclusion, education and campaigns for social change;
  • American Foreign Relations;
  • Britain and the world: a historical and contemporary analysis;
  • Apart from the taught dimensions of the programme students will also write an MA dissertation on an area of their choice.

Why do a MA in History?

The History MA builds on the skills of thinking, evaluation and writing that we stress at undergraduate level. Additionally, it will deepen the skills needed to analyse data and documentation and develop individual skills of writing, oral participation and presentation. Each graduate is monitored by a supervisor who offers professional advice and guidance.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

UK students
International students


Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


full time
6 months
part time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment67
Dissertation33 (15000 words)

Course contact details

UK Student Recruitment
+44 (0) 151 291 3111