Entry requirements

You will normally have at least an upper second class undergraduate UK honours degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject, or equivalent academic qualification. If you have a different background you may be admitted if you have proven experience in a relevant field.

Months of entry


Course content

With three dedicated pathways to choose from, the MA in History offers exciting opportunities to develop subject specialism while also providing access to a diverse range of units. The MA History enables you to develop your historical skills and subject knowledge via a selection of units in Medieval, Early Modern and Modern history; the MA in Local and Regional History offers access to a chronologically broad range of units delivered by leading experts in the field, all of whom are based within the Manchester Centre for Regional History; the MA in Public History and Heritage features units examining the politics of cultural memory, the ethics of public history, and professional heritage practice. All three pathways culminate in a piece of extended personal research (the dissertation), whilst those taking the MA in Public History and Heritage have the opportunity to conduct this research via a ‘hands-on’ placement with an organisation connected to the heritage sector.

Selected units on the part-time route of this course are available to distance learning students via the internet. These are currently - Historical Skills and Research Methods; A Good War; and Nobles, States and Societies.

Features & benefits of the course

  • A long and successful record in teaching postgraduate students from a range of different backgrounds.
  • Opportunities to become familiar with the rich range of sources available to historians in Manchester and the North West.
  • Individual support available throughout the course.

Find out more about Postgraduate loans for 2016 entry.

Information for international students

For more information to support your studies in the UK, including course details, how to apply, and living in the UK visit www.mmu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
See website for details
International students
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Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24 months
part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
+44 (0)161 247 6969