The normal entry requirements for enrolment on a MA by Research is an Honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent, in a discipline appropriate to that of the proposed programme to be followed. For applicants whose first language or language of instruction is not English you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification (the minimum of IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable). Further information on international entry requirements and English language entry requirements is available on our international webpages.
Months of entry
January, September, April
A Master's by Research (MA) allows you to undertake a one year (full time) research degree. You will have one-to-one supervision by a specialist in your field and weekly Graduate History Seminars designed to enhance your research skills. Such programmes are attractive to those studying for personal interest, professional development or as preparation for a PhD.
The History of Childhood Masters by Research is run in partnership with the curators of the children's collections at Leeds Museums. You will have privileged behind-the-scenes access to original material and museum study days, and will benefit from training in archival research, oral histories of childhood and the interpretation of childhood artefacts.
You will be appointed a main supervisor who will normally be part of a supervisory team, comprising up to three members to advise and support you on your project. At the end of the project you'll write up your findings in the form of a short thesis of around 25,000 words, which will then be examined.
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
Further information on international entry requirements and English language entry requirements is available on our international webpages.
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions (AX512 FT/AX567 PT)
- +44 (0) 1484 473969