History MA

University Of Leicester, United Kingdom


Next enrollment cycle

September 2022

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Total Course Fee

USD 23,219

Course Accredited By


  • 1 Years
  • On Campus
  • Postgraduate
  • Degree
Our History MA will allow you to expand and deepen your historical knowledge and develop advanced research skills. We have a very strong tradition of pioneering fresh approaches in History from the local to the global. With over thirty research historians working in various fields, we offer expert supervision and a wealth of options.
  • You will develop a thorough grounding in research methods through our core module Historical Research, Historical Writing. You will also choose three modules from a diverse of range of options covering different eras (medieval, early modern, and modern); regions (British, European, American, and global); and fields (political, social, cultural, local, family, urban, postcolonial, religious, and medical history). Finally, you will write a dissertation under the personal supervision of one of our research historians. 

You can either choose the standard History MA, or opt for one of the specialist pathways:

  • History (Local History) MA
  • History (Urban History) MA
  • History (Holocaust and Genocide Studies) MA
  • The MA degree will enhance your attractiveness to employers and equip you with the necessary training and experience to continue research at doctoral level. You will be encouraged to develop an independent approach to research and critical reflection.
  • The course can also be studied part-time over two years.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2022

Entry requirements

  • 2:1 degree in history or another relevant discipline.
  • We also welcome applicants who do not have a degree but who can show enthusiasm and competence by having attended relevant certificated courses, by submitting published work or by writing qualifying essays to a first degree standard.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

Core modules

  • Historical Research, Historical Writing
  • Dissertation

Option modules

Choose three option modules from:

  • Landscapes and Identities in Medieval and Early Modern England
  • Families and Communities in England and Wales, c. 1600-1900
  • Global Cities: the View from Asia
  • The City in History
  • The Holocaust - A Genocide: Mass Murder in Comparative Perspective
  • After The Holocaust - History and Memory in Postwar Germany
  • Mastering Medieval Sources / Latin (ab initio)
  • American Freedoms
  • Victorian Society
  • Global History: comparative and connected approaches
  • Religious Conflict and Coexistence
  • Doctors, Disease and Pandemics: Patients and Practitioners
  • Heritage in the Workplace
  • Directed Reading Module
  • UK and EU Students 
  • This is the total course fee. Starting in September 2021 
  • MA: £8,190 
  • If you are resident outside the UK and the Republic of Ireland, you will need to pay a deposit of £2,000 to secure your place. 
  • This will be subtracted from your total tuition fee. 
  • Find out more about scholarships and funding.
  •  Did you know you can apply for a Government Postgraduate Loan?
  •  Find out if you’re eligible.

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