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

Overseas students whose first language is not English will be required to provide certified competence in English language in the form of British Council IELTS test band 7 or above, with a score of at least 7 in all components, or equivalent. If necessary, an offer of a place to read for a research degree mat be made subject to successful completion of an appropriate period of pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes training to enhance performance on the research degree programme above the minimum levels of competence outlined above. Applicants with a first degree taught wholly in English will not generally be required to provide other evidence of English Language proficiency.

If you do not have such academic qualifications we may consider your application individually, based on your personal, professional and work experience, and other formal qualifications. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more

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.

Information for international students

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

Fees and funding

There is support available to help you afford tuition fees and living costs whilst your study at Hallam. Find out at https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/fees-and-funding.

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