Taught course

History

Institution
University of Leicester · School of Historical Studies
Qualifications
MA

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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

Our History MA will allow you to expand and deepen your historical knowledge and develop advanced research skills. We have a very strong tradition of pioneering fresh approaches in History from the local to the global. With over thirty research historians working in various fields, we offer expert supervision and a wealth of options.

You will develop a thorough grounding in research methods through our core module Historical Research, Historical Writing. You will also choose three modules from a diverse of range of options covering different eras (medieval, early modern, and modern); regions (British, European, American, and global); and fields (political, social, cultural, local, family, urban, postcolonial, religious, and medical history). Finally, you will write a dissertation under the personal supervision of one of our research historians.

You can either choose the standard History MA, or opt for one of the specialist pathways:

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

The course can also be studied part-time over two years.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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