Taught course

Social and Cultural History

University of Leeds · School of History

Entry requirements

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

Months of entry


Course content

This MA is a recent but very successful addition to our taught postgraduate portfolio. It offers a unique opportunity to study social and cultural history in a range of chronological, geographical and thematic contexts.

You take three compulsory modules: research methodology in history introduces research methods and will give you the skills to write a 15,000-word dissertation (the second compulsory module); and Concepts and Debates in Social and Cultural History will familiarize you with key concepts and controversies in the discipline. By studying important works of social and cultural history, you will explore a variety of theoretical perspectives in a case study format.

You then choose two optional modules, including:
• East and West: Comparisons in European history, 1939-1973
• Cultures of Knowledge, 1500-1800
• Gender and Power in Early Modern Europe
• Life Cycles: Birth, Death and Illness in the Middle Ages
The outstanding Brotherton Library has extensive holdings of rare books and manuscripts and strong print collections of English and foreign documents.

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 Recruitment Officer
+44 (0)113 343 3610