Taught course


University of Birmingham · Arts and Law

Entry requirements

Please contact the school for information on entry requirements.

Months of entry

October, September

Course content

The flexibility of this programme, and Birmingham’s unparalleled menu of optional modules, will enable you to develop high level skills within selected areas of expertise.

All students must take one core research module offered by the School they are majoring in.

The remainder of the programme is made up of your choice of optional modules - two modules to complete the Certificate, or four modules to complete the MA or Diploma. These can be chosen from a wide range across the College in the following subject areas:

  • Archaeology
  • Classics and Ancient History
  • Drama
  • English Language and Linguistics
  • English Literature
  • Film Studies
  • Heritage
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Sexuality and Gender Studies
  • Shakespeare Studies
  • Theology and Religion

We also offer a range of theory and skills modules across a variety of disciplines. Some modules will be available to study by distance learning as well as on campus. Additional module information is available below (see ‘modules’).

MA students must also complete a 15,000-word dissertation. This provides an ideal opportunity to complete an in-depth research project that reflects your personal interests; this could be interdisciplinary - based on a topic or theme that runs across your modules and/or is relevant to your prior experience - or focused on a particular disciplinary area.

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at one of our on-campus open days (Friday 13 November 2015 and Friday 4 March 2016). Register to attend at: www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: www.pg.bham.ac.uk

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
9 months


full time
9 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate enquiry service
0121 414 5005