Taught course


Liverpool Hope University · Arts and Humanities

Entry requirements

Normally a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Degree in a relevant discipline. Applications from students who do not hold a 1st or 2:1 Honours Degree (or equivalent) may be asked to demonstrate potential to achieve a Masters award via a sample of academic writing and interview before an offer is made.

Months of entry

January, October

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 core and additional modules


  • Engaging History
  • Object of History
  • Seminar Series


  • A nation of pirates: English piracy and privateering, 1570-1620
  • The Court of Charles I
  • Elizabethan Conquest of Ireland
  • Crime and punishment and the Victorian era
  • Political cartooning and radical protest, c. 1830-1930
  • Great hatred, little room - Modern Ireland, 1789-2009
  • Nationalism in Modern Europe
  • Cultural Diplomacy
  • Public engagement - Inclusion, education and campaigns for social change
  • American Foreign Relations
  • Britain in Global Politics

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
27 months
full time
12 months


part time
27 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