Taught course


University of Reading · Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science

Entry requirements

You are normally required to obtain a good (2:1) second class honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK); however, the Department also invites approaches from other graduates who can demonstrate suitable ability and commitment.

Months of entry


Course content

  • Build a pathway, tailored to your personal and professional interests, through a range of optional modules and individual research projects
  • Includes a unique pathway in public history and public engagement delivered by staff actively engaged in the media and eminent researchers in material culture
  • Focus on building your own research network and engagement in social media
  • Work with academics at the cutting edge of research

About the Department

History at Reading

Study within a stimulating research environment, broaden your understanding of history and build a unique pathway for your interests and aims.

Thanks to our co-operation with other departments across the University, the Museum of English Rural Life and external organisations such as Historic England, the National Trust, Parliament and the Wellcome Trust, our students work in a truly interdisciplinary environment and are part of a vibrant academic community.

As a master’s student, you will become an important part of the Department and of the Centre for Economic History. Master’s students are involved in our research seminar series and are routinely invited to our conferences and events. We also have a dedicated postgraduate room, where master’s and doctoral students work together, exchange ideas and support each other.

MA History is a flexible programme that can be studied on a full-time or part-time basis to suit you, as well as on a modular basis.

Information for international students

IELTS: 7.0 overall with no element less than 6.0 (or equivalent)

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    36-60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Global Recruitment Team