Research course

History (MA by Research)

Institution
University of Huddersfield · Music, Humanities and Media - General
Qualifications
MA by research

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Entry requirements

The normal entry requirements for enrolment on a MA by Research is an Honours degree (2:1 or above) or an equivalent professional qualification.

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 6.0, or equivalent will be considered acceptable. Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our Where are you from information pages.

Months of entry

January, April, September

Course content

The MA by Research is a one-year full time or two-year part time course of postgraduate study. Students taking this degree work on a specific project with expert supervision from a member of the History team. This project is written up as a dissertation of 25,000 words.

MA by Research students also take part in a regular Graduate Seminar which provides a structured environment for postgraduate study as well as an opportunity for research students to get to know each other, and share ideas and findings. The Graduate Seminar aims to explore various ways of approaching and categorizing research, for example, organizing concepts like gender, class and identity; and investigates sources and approaches including material culture, oral history and memory. It also covers the practical skills required for effective research. To support the regular seminar there are additional specialist sessions delivered by experts who work on specific temporal areas and who use particular methodologies.

MA by Research students also play a full part in History at Huddersfield’s research culture as members of the Centre for History, Culture and Memory, including its programme of invited speakers and workshops.

On successful completion, you will be awarded your degree and if you have enjoyed this taste of research you may then decide to apply for the full research doctoral degree (PhD).

Information for international students

If you are an international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available.

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,647

This information is for those applying to study at the University of Huddersfield in the academic year 2021/22. Please note that tuition fees for subsequent years may rise in line with inflation (RPI-X). This webpage will be updated with 2022/23 tuition fees as information becomes available.

In 2021/22 the full-time tuition fee for UK postgraduate researchers will be £4,647.

Tuition fees for UK researchers will cover the cost of your study at the University. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see our Fees and Finance. Please note that tuition fees for subsequent years of study may rise in line with inflation (RPI-X).

If you are interested in studying with us on a part-time basis, please visit our Fees and Finance pages for part-time fee information.

If you are an EU or international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available.

Please email the Student Finance Office or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
researchdegrees@hud.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1484 472375