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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 In History part 1 (A883)
Months of entry
The MA in History provides you with the opportunity to explore society, politics and culture in Britain and Ireland during either the early modern (c.1500-1800) or modern (c.1750-1970) period. Using our world-class collection of online primary source materials together with collections of documents and artefacts in local and national repositories, you will 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
For 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