Taught course


Oxford Brookes University · Department of History, Philosophy and Religion

Entry requirements

You should normally hold a 2:1 honours degree, or equivalent, in History or in a related subject. If it is some time since you completed your undergraduate education and you do not meet the standard requirement, it may be possible to consider your application based on evidence of other relevant personal and professional experience, the support of your referees and examples of written work.

Applicants may be asked to send a sample of recent academic writing in English together with the application form. If this is not possible, you may substitute a 1,500-word essay reviewing a recent academic book on a historical topic.

Applicants for research degrees should normally hold a master's degree in a subject appropriate to the proposed research topic and the same level of English language proficiency as required for the master's programmes.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA in History at Oxford Brookes is a highly flexible programme, offered in a close, supportive, tutorial-style environment. It aims to build on your interest in History to help you develop your knowledge and skills as a practising historian.

The programme has been shaped by leading researchers in our department. This means that the modules offered reflect the most recent developments in various historical fields.

We offer core skills training modules and the opportunity, in the form of independent study and dissertation modules, to conduct research on topics of your choosing. This freedom, combined with advanced training, will enable you to graduate confident in your ability to research, write and develop your own work, which puts you in the ideal position to pursue further academic study, or new lines of endeavour.

Information for international students

Preparation courses for International and EU students

We offer a range of courses to help you to meet the entry requirements for this course and also familiarise you with university life. You may also be able to apply for one student visa to cover both courses.

Take our Pre-Master's course to help you to meet both the English language and academic entry requirements for your master's course.

If you need to improve your English language, we have pre-sessional English language courses available to help you to meet the English language requirements of your chosen master’s.

If you are studying outside the UK, for more details about your specific country entry requirements, translated information, local contacts and programmes within your country, please have a look at our country pages.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
9 months
part time
18 months


full time
4 months
part time
8 months

Course contact details

Programme Administrator
+44 (0)1865 484220