Taught course

Maritime History

Institution
University of Plymouth · Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

An honours degree in history or a related subject, or a professional qualification recognised as being equivalent to a degree.

Other qualifications accompanied by substantial experience in an appropriate field may also be considered. Non-standard applications are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Graduates from other disciplines will be considered on an individual basis. References from previous university, employer or similar.

Accreditation of Prior Learning will be considered, where appropriate, on a case-by-case basis and in line with the University’s Academic Regulations.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

What is maritime history and why does it matter? Study for our MA Maritime History at the University of Plymouth and you will have the opportunity to grapple with these and other key debates in history. Plymouth’s long and storied relationship with the sea makes it the perfect location to explore five centuries of maritime history from the Spanish Armada of 1588 through to questions around the continued importance of sea power and navies in the modern world.

Key features:

  • Study Maritime History in Britain’s Ocean City and explore more than five centuries of fascinating maritime history.
  • Work with world leading experts in maritime history from 1500 to the present day to develop your interests and research.
  • Be part of a community of maritime historians who are shaping the future of the field with cutting edge research and publications.
  • Develop your analytical skills with our exciting range of maritime and naval history modules.
  • Showcase your research skills with a dissertation on a maritime history topic of your choice.
  • Make the most of our excellent maritime history resources and partners in the University Library, The Box and wider city of Plymouth and region.
  • Work with local and national maritime organisations; enjoy a wide range of field trips to sites of interest.
  • Our MA is designed for a range of applicants including recent graduates and those with a broad interest in maritime history.

Information for international students

International students: IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent. English language requirements. We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
admissions@plymouth.ac.uk