Taught course


University of Southampton · Southampton Education School

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Entry requirements

Currently, you must have GCSE passes at grade C/4 or above in English Language and Mathematics.

Prospective candidates will have good knowledge of the subject, usually gained from first degree award. The normal expectation is that students will have at least 50% of their first degree in history, though related subjects such as archaeology, politics, sociology and so forth are seriously considered.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MA programme is team-taught with a rich diversity of historical research. Many modules have an interdisciplinary focus, with an appeal to the specialisms of students with a variety of backgrounds in historically-oriented disciplines. A distinctive feature of the MA is the core module, Public History, exploring how history is communicated to a wider audience. This seeks to enhance employability, especially for those interested in pursuing history-related careers outside academia. You may also choose modules in other Humanities disciplines likely to improve your skills, especially in foreign languages such as French, German or Latin.

Fees and funding

AHRB; university studentships.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCE
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

023 8059 2413