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Our taught Masters degrees in History will deepen your understanding of the modern world, exploring how literature, historical developments, debates and events have intersected with people’s lives and continue to influence contemporary culture.

MA Modern History and Culture immerses you in a variety of themes from the past 200 hours, from Victorian entertainment to the rise of antisemitism, as you gain experience of archival research.

MA Nineteenth Century Studies examines the literature, history, culture and digital humanities of the nineteenth century, with opportunities to participate in field trips to cultural heritage organisations and undertake work-based projects.

The above programmes are available from September 2021 entry. For September 2020 entry, you can join our MA History and Culture and engage in the interdisciplinary study of modern and contemporary history, pursing a variety of broad thematic subjects and specific case studies. Alternatively, our MA Popular Culture enables you to undertake a comparative study of history, literature and film.

Particular themes or events in history can also be explored in depth on our MRes Masters by Research or you can train to teach History on our PGCE Secondary History (Age Phase 11-16) with QTS.

Chat Online with our Postgraduate Recruitment Manager

If you’re interested in postgraduate study at Edge Hill University, you can chat online with Rachael Buckley, our Postgraduate Recruitment Manager.

Rachael will be online every Wednesday between 10am and 2pm to answer any questions you might have about our postgraduate courses, entry criteria or how to apply.

You are also welcome to get in touch with us via live chat at any other time, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, when our Course Enquiries team will be happy to assist you.

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September 2020 Entry

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January 2021 and October 2021 Entry

September 2020 and September 2021 Entry


A student works on a Macbook while sat outside the Hub.The Department of English, History and Creative Writing is based in the Main Building at the centre of the campus, near the £26m Catalyst building which includes the University library.

A prime example of 1930s architecture, the Main Building has undergone extensive refurbishment to combine a traditional setting with modern facilities, including the £15m Student Hub.

The building includes lecture theatres, seminar and tutorial rooms, which are ideal for group discussions and one-to-one tuition, as well as IT resources and social learning spaces.

Main Building 360 Virtual Tour

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The Hub

Open Days and Virtual Events

A prospective student and her family consult a printed guide during an open day.If you are considering studying at Edge Hill University, the best way we usually recommend to gain an insight into the student experience is to see our stunning campus for yourself by attending an open day.

Our August 2020 open day is going virtual. We will ensure that you can still discover everything that Edge Hill University has to offer and get answers to all of your questions. You will be able to find out more about history and the University through a series of online activities.

We are continuing to take bookings for subsequent open days while monitoring government advice regarding events. We will communicate all key information to anyone who books to attend.

Book your place at an open day or virtual open day