Taught course


University of Worcester · Institute of Humanities and Creative Arts

Entry requirements

BA, First or Second Class Honours in a relevant subject.

Months of entry


Course content

Our History Masters degree will enable you to develop new specialist interests and research skills in the context of the interdisciplinary modern Humanities. You will explore a range of new themes that build on your existing historical knowledge, such as scientific change and the growth of environmentalism.

You will gain hands-on experience with the recovery and digital editing of historical documents. And you will undertake a special study of the relationship between history and the modern mass media, including print culture, the impact of film, radio, and television, analysing the significance of the media for historians, and researching themes such as media and identities, political propaganda, and the representation of the past.

The degree culminates in an independent Dissertation, in which you specialise in a theme of your own choosing, and work with individual guidance from an academic expert to produce a piece of ambitious historical research.

Key features

  • Specialise in your chosen subject within the interdisciplinary environment of the modern Humanities
  • Study the historical impact of the mass media, and phenomena such as state censorship and propaganda
  • Study exciting contemporary themes such as the relationship between literature and medical science
  • Learn from internationally recognised experts on international modern history
  • Develop your research skills to postgraduate standard, equipping you for professional research or application for doctoral study
  • Gain relevant work experience while you study
  • Join the thriving research culture of the School of Humanities and gain experience presenting your work at a postgraduate conference

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    23 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    13 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office