Taught course


Sheffield Hallam University · History
MA by research

Entry requirements

Typically you need a history degree 2.1 or above. If your degree is in an unrelated subject and 2.1 or above, we will consider you on individual merit. A research proposal needs to be submitted. For guidance on writing research proposals in the first instance please contact course leader Prof Niels P Petersson at n.p.petersson@shu.ac.uk If English is not your first language you typically need a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 and to submit a sample of written, critical work. International and European entry qualifications If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page.

Months of entry


Course content

Study a course designed to prepare you for PhD study or provide the history-based research skills and knowledge you need to develop as a professional. With the support of our expert academic staff, you research an aspect of modern British, European or global history and become a specialist in your chosen area.

• Gain detailed understanding and practical experience of research methods and approaches.
• Complete a major research project in any aspect of modern British, European or global history.
• Work with internationally-recognised academics and researchers who are experts in their fields.
• Join a highly flexible course with individually tailored supervision sessions.

Information for international students

Please visit our website at http://www.shu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course. Visit http://www.shu.ac.uk/international/scholarships-bursaries to find out more.

Qualification and course duration

MA by research

full time
12 months months
part time
24 months months

Course contact details

Faculty of Development and Society
+44 (0)114 225 5555