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You must hold a UK honours degree (or equivalent), preferably with at least a 2:1 classification to study our MA in History. Although your degree does not need to be in History or a closely related subject, you will need some knowledge of the subject to successfully complete this qualification, as the MA in History assumes all candidates have the knowledge and skills usually acquired by pursuing the subject at undergraduate level.
If your degree or background is not in history or a related subject, we strongly recommend that you complete the preparatory work listed in the entry requirements for the first module, MA History part 1 (A825),
Months of entry
This MA in History provides theoretical and practical training in major themes in local and regional history, research methods, project planning and writing. You'll explore aspects of British and Irish local and regional history between 1750 and 1950, and be introduced to the key themes of poverty and welfare, crime and policing, the role of families, urban history, religion and industrialisation. Using our world-class collection of online primary source materials, you'll be encouraged to produce an independent research project on a topic of your choice.
Information for international students
This qualification is also available in the Republic of Ireland and Continental Western Europe.
Fees and funding
or more information about fees and funding, please visit The Open University website.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- part time30 months
- Online learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- The Open University
- 0300 303 5303