Taught course


Northumbria University · Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.1 or first-class honours degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent qualifications Entry for the MRes is also conditional on a submission of a 500-word proposal followed by a formal interview

Months of entry


Course content

The MA in History offers you a stimulating range of historical periods, people and places to study and the opportunity to choose from a wide range of options to design a programme that reflects your interests.

You will be supported by a framework of core modules which are designed to aid your acquisition of key research skills that make postgraduates attractive to employers in a wide range of industries. You will also conduct independent research on a topic of your choice that corresponds with the historical strand you decide to concentrate on.

Graduates have gained employment in industries including teaching, archives and museums, professional research, as well as media and publishing. The MA in History is also a pathway to doctoral research and further study

The MRes in History will provide you with expert knowledge and understanding of research methods and offers access to training in appropriate subjects and generic skills. The MRes programme will also furnish you with professional skills such as communication, self-management, planning and ethical awareness and is thus in line with the UK Research Council’s training requirements for research students.

Our Department of Humanities has a number of exciting research groups, many of which are interdisciplinary in method and scope. History’s strengths lie in: International and Transnational History, including Atlantic History and the History of Diasporas; Early Modern Mediterranean, Cultural History; and Labour History.

This programme would be the ideal preparation if you wish to pursue doctoral studies, or a career in professional research or teaching

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum score in each component of 5.5. Pearson Academic score of 62 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 51

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office
0191 227 4444