Entry requirements

A 2.1 honours degree or equivalent, in History or a related subject.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MA in Race and Resistance transcends geographical and disciplinary boundaries to give you a conceptual and thematic education in approaches to race and resistance.

You take three compulsory modules: research methodology in history will introduce you to key research methods, giving you the skills to write a 15,000-word dissertation (the second compulsory module); and Approaches to Race is an interdisciplinary introduction to critical race theory and research on the Americas, Africa, Britain, the Caribbean and South Asia.

You then choose two optional modules from an interdisciplinary range including:
• Black Internationalism
• India since 1947
• Patriotic Protest: Social Movements and Political Dissent in the USA
• the Origins and Impact of Apartheid in South Africa
• Race, Gender and Migration

Our library has strong collections that support all aspects of this MA, including an extensive literature collection augmented by access to Literature Online. We have also strong newspaper and periodical collections relating to American, Indian and South African history.

Information for international students

Accommodation is guaranteed for all new international students paying fees at non-EU rate. The School of History's English Language minimum requirements for those whose first language is not English are: an IELTS (or equivalent) score of 6.5, with at least a 6.0 in all components.

Fees and funding

We have a generous range of funding available for postgraduate study. For further information please click here.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Officer
+44 (0)113 343 3610