Research course

History (by research)

University of York · Department of History
MA by research

Entry requirements

Applicants require a UK 2.1 degree or international equivalent in the relevant subject. Individuals planning to apply for research-based degrees are encouraged to contact the member of staff most closely affiliated with their research interests. Areas of staff research expertise are outlined on our faculty pages. Candidates are advised to contact their proposed supervisor as early as possible and to make their proposals as specific as they can, indicating their own background in the proposed area of research and where feasible forwarding a piece of written work relevant to the proposal with their application. If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you're applying to.

Months of entry


Course content

The department has particular geographical strengths in British, European and North American history, and in regional history of northern England.

Thematic interests include:

  • religious, economic, social and cultural history;
  • history of the middle ages;
  • history of gender and sexuality;
  • history of modernism.

Operating under the close guidance of a personal supervisor, Research Masters students first design an individual research agenda, then conduct extensive primary and secondary investigations before writing up their findings.

Information for international students

York is a research-intensive university and a proud member of the elite Russell Group of universities. Information about international fees can be found on our website.

Fees and funding

Department and University scholarships may be available, please check our website for details: Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration

MA by research

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0) 1904 322961