Taught course


Northumbria University · Politics and History Division

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a minimum of a 2:2 honours degree, or equivalent, in a related discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

Would you like to participate in a dynamic and flexible course that can be tailored to meet your own individual interests and career aspirations?

The MA History course consists of broad, thematic taught modules that focus on the middle ages through to present day.

Offering a flexible approach to study, this course incorporates five core modules which mix conventional historical study with training in research methods and the close consideration of the big interpretative questions animating the study of history today. A particular strength of the course is the way in which it familiarises students with digital history projects and contemporary debates.

In addition to the taught modules you will also complete a dissertation under the supervision of one of our specialist historians.

Throughout your studies you will have access to our leading learning facilities and you will be welcome at academic events and seminars hosted by the new Institute of the Humanities. This includes the fortnightly History Research Seminar, where we welcome historians from throughout the world to show us their latest research.

Information for international students

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Admissions Office
0191 227 4453