Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (Hons) in History or a related subject.

We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For information contact the School of History admissions team.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This unique interdisciplinary course will allow you to study race and strategies of resistance from a variety of historical and theoretical approaches.

A broad syllabus allows you to combine African, United States, South American, Caribbean, British, South Asian and Southeast Asian history under the guidance of leading academics from a range of subject areas including English, History, Gender Studies, Social Sciences and Latin American studies. You’ll be trained in historical research methods and use varied materials such as novels, films, speeches, newspapers and organisational records to explore the issues of race and resistance across a variety of different periods and cultures. You could study the slave trade, Mexican-American identity, race and feminism in the United States, political violence in India or apartheid in South Africa, among many others.

It’s a fascinating and vital opportunity to gain an understanding of the roles that race and resistance have played in shaping the modern world – and how this complex relationship is evolving.

Specialist resources

We have a wide range of resources to help you explore the topics that interest you. Among our library resources are microfilm collections of American, Indian and South African newspapers as well as journals and records documenting the black freedom struggle in the United States. British and U.S government papers are also on microfilm, and an extensive set of British documents on end of empire and foreign affairs.

The Church Missionary Society Archives, the Black Power Movement archive, the Papers of the Universal Negro Improvement Association, and the Curzon papers are all available, and we have access to extensive online resources to access original material for your independent research.

With the chance to participate in our active research groups – such as Identity, Power and Protest; Women, Gender and Sexuality; and Health, Medicine and Society – and benefit from an impressive range of expertise among our tutors, you’ll find that the University of Leeds is a fantastic place to gain the knowledge and skills you need.

This degree is also available to study part-time over 24 months.

Information for international students

This coure requires an IELTS score of 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in all components. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

International students who do not meet the English language requirements for this programme may be able to study our postgraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.

This pre-sessional course is designed with a progression route to your degree programme and you’ll learn academic English in the context of your subject area. To find out more, read Language for Arts and Humanities (6 weeks) and Language for Social Science and Arts: Arts and Humanities (10 weeks).

If you need to study for longer than 10 weeks, read more about our postgraduate pre-sessional English course.

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

Name
Student Education Service Office
Email
historypgt@leeds.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)113 343 8747