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Postgraduate History

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 & Culture immerses you in a variety of themes from the past 200 years, 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.

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

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Roy Bayfield

I chose to pursue a postgraduate course to broaden my intellectual horizons and study my areas of interest in depth.

Roy Bayfield

MA Nineteenth Century Studies

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Nineteenth-Century Studies student, Grace Marks

My advice to anyone considering postgraduate study would be to chat to the lecturers who will be teaching you and make sure the course is right for you.

Grace Marks

Nineteenth-Century Studies

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History students are based in the Geosciences building. The contemporary facilities combine with a friendly and supportive learning environment to ensure that your studies are a rich and rewarding experience.

The Geosciences building features a large lecture theatre, small group teaching rooms, IT facilities and smaller tutorial spaces. There is also a large social area which encourages a more informal and interactive style of learning.