Taught course

History

Institution
University of Leicester · School of Historical Studies
Qualifications
MAPGDip

Entry requirements

2:1 degree in history or another relevant discipline.

We also welcome applicants who do not have a degree but who can show enthusiasm and competence by having attended relevant certificated courses, by submitting published work or by writing qualifying essays to a first degree standard.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MA in History provides you with the opportunity to pursue an extensive range of historical topics and will equip you with advanced research skills. The course will allow you to expand the breadth of your historical knowledge by selecting from options which have a wide chronological range and international scope.

You will develop a thorough grounding in research methods and learn about the key theoretical traditions that have influenced the writing of history in the 20th century through our core options of Historical Research Methods and History and Social Theory. Our range of option modules within Medieval, Early Modern and Modern History will allow you to gain an in-depth knowledge of a number of specific aspects of the past.

This degree will equip you with the necessary training and experience to continue research at doctoral level and will enhance your attractiveness to employers. You will be encouraged to develop an independent approach to research and critical reflection.

Our MA is divided equally between two core research training modules and two option modules selected from a list, plus a 15,000-20,000 word dissertation. The course can also be studied part-time over two years.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

Fees and funding

Find out more about scholarships and funding.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

part time
21 months
full time
9 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment67
Dissertation33 (20000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Enquiries
Email
historypg@le.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)116 252 2587