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Our taught Masters degrees in History combine the study of cultural history and literature with film and print culture.

MA History and Culture focuses upon the interdisciplinary study of modern and contemporary history in combination with literature, print and popular culture, pursing a variety of broad thematic subjects and specific case studies, from a study of the Victorian city to conflict in the Middle East.

MA Popular Culture enables you to undertake a comparative study of history, literature and film, studying topics as wide ranging as propaganda in the Second World War, contemporary women’s writing and European cinema.

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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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.

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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.

While you are currently unable to visit the campus, we want to make sure that you are still able to discover everything we have to offer and get answers to all of your questions.

Our June 2020 open day is going virtual, offering you the chance to find out more about history and the University through a week 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

Open Days

Open days provide a great opportunity to gain an insight into the student experience and tour our stunning campus with a student guide.

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

View open day dates and book your place