Taught course

History - Graduate Diploma

University of East Anglia · School of History

Entry requirements

Open to applicants with a first degree (UK BA (Hons) 2:1 or international equivalent). Special entry requirements include the submission of a sample of written work on a historical subject accompanying your application. Please visit UEA’s website for complete details. Applicants taking this Diploma can progress to the MA, and should include a Dissertation Module.

Months of entry


Course content


Studying in the School of History combines breadth of choice with depth of study. Modules of choice include everything from Anglo-Saxon England to Propaganda to the Modern Middle East; an extensive list of fascinating areas to carve your future studies into.


Students choose from excellent history modules, all carefully constructed and taught by experts with relevant research interests and reputations. Coursework includes short presentations on the student’s dissertation subject, which are considered more of an informal symposium that greatly aids discussion and reflection. Students taking this Diploma as a stepping stone to the MA should include a Dissertation Module.


UEA is extremely proud of its lively research community, which includes not just MA students but PhD students and teaching staff that contribute to a collaborative and intellectually stimulating study environment.


Gain the skills and support that ensure as a graduate, you are highly employable, such as developing the ability to communicate with precision and to research, analyse and present data on complex subjects. Research skills are taught in a dedicated training programme, which provides everything the student needs to further their historical ambitions and career, including the opportunity to secure valuable experience with a variety of employers through internship initiatives.

Information for international students

We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows: - IELTS: 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in all components) - PTE (Pearson): 62 (minimum 55 in all components)

Fees and funding

On an annual basis students studying a Postgraduate degree in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at UEA are eligible for a selection of scholarship and funding opportunities. This funding is part of UEA’s dedication to developing and enhancing postgraduate education in all disciplines of the Arts and Humanities.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities scholarships and/or bursaries are offered to students in the following areas of study:

  • American Studies
  • Art History and World Art Studies
  • Film and Television
  • History
  • Language and Communication Studies
  • Literature, Drama and Creative Writing
  • Philosophy
  • Political, Social and International Studies

As funds are limited you are strongly advised to apply early to avoid disappointment.

Applicants should contact the Postgraduate Admissions Office at UEA for further information.

A variety of Scholarships and Bursaries may be offered to UK/EU and International students. These are normally awarded to students on the basis of academic merit and are usually for the duration of the period of study. Full details and application deadlines are available from the course web page.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0) 1603 591515