Taught course

Global and Imperial History

Queen Mary, University of London · History

Entry requirements

Normally an upper second class honours degree in History or another Humanities subject. A recognised equivalent from an accredited overseas institution or an equivalent professional qualification is also accepted. Applications from mature and non-traditional students are welcomed.

Months of entry


Course content

Global history is emerging as one of the most exciting fields of historical study. Our MA in Global and Imperial History is ideal for anyone interested in understanding how the legacies of imperialism and post-colonialism have shaped the world we live in.

Our innovative programme offers global, imperial and postcolonial perspectives on the making of the modern world and analyses the forces of globalisation, the global trajectory and dissemination of ideas, the relationship of knowledge to power, and the history of resistance to imperial expansion. It takes an expansive approach to the global history of ideas by examining representations, images, power, and cultural encounters.

This is an interdisciplinary MA, with teaching that draws on both the School of History’s world-class academics, and those throughout the faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

This programme is ideal for anybody wanting a career with an international aspect, entering fields such as journalism, the civil service, international NGOs and business. Its rigorous intellectual approach will be of particular benefit to those planning to pursue doctoral work, preparatory to an academic career.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months
distance learning
N/A months
N/A months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Taught and Research Programmes Assessments Manager