Taught course


University of Nottingham · School of History

Entry requirements

2:1 in history or a related subject.

Months of entry


Course content

Are you fascinated by history? Do you want to understand more about the way people lived, worked and thought in the past? Our expert staff will support you to explore those very questions, whilst developing your own historical research into an area of your choice.

You can tailor your studies through optional modules spanning the 7th century BCE to the modern day, and covering a wide geographical range including Britain, India, Japan, Portugal, and the USA.

The key themes which we will explore include:

  • Identity formation and difference
  • Nationalism, nostalgia and memory
  • Authoritarianism and power
  • Everyday life, religion and culture

You are encouraged to engage with different theories and approaches for studying the past, so that you can develop your own methodology. A specially-tailored core module will develop your research skills, including hands-on sessions with archival material, and determine the theoretical and methodological approaches that best match your chosen dissertation topic.

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

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5151