Taught course


University of Chester · Department of History and Archaeology

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent qualification is required.

Consideration will be given to those who hold a lower classification who can demonstrate they are capable of performing at the level required to complete the course successfully.

Months of entry


Course content

Course overview

Our MA course will allow you to build upon existing historical interests, while also acquiring new expertise in a range of exciting historical topics. Our course places great weight on key research techniques, helping you to develop and enhance the skills that historians use when approaching the past.

Why Study History with us?

The MA in History is taught by a range of different historians, all of whom possess expertise in the latest historical theories and approaches. Our academics also have broad chronological and geographical interests, which help to make this both a stimulating and varied course.

You will be able to dip into the history of the Medieval and Early Modern periods or, if you so wish, explore more recent examples of the past. British, wider European and American history also feature prominently in the course, which confirms the Department’s belief in exploring the multiplicity and variety of history.

How will I be taught?

Teaching is flexible, but is primarily based upon lectures, seminars and individual tutorials. The Research Dissertation is taught through regular meetings with a dedicated research supervisor.

Each module runs for 2.5 hours per week across an eight-week period. You will also undertake 35 hours per week of guided independent study.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment for the core and optional modules is via written coursework of approximately 4,000 words, comprising:

  • essays
  • literature reviews
  • reports
  • oral presentations.

Your Research Dissertation will be approximately 16,000 words in length.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Department of History and Archaeology