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Discover our innovative postgraduate programmes

Work alongside recognised experts in our dynamic School, ranked 1st in the UK for research.

Postgraduate courses

Our postgraduate programmes cover a broad range of topics focused on our research specialisms. We also work closely with the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies which offers MA and PhD programmes.

You can choose to study on a taught Master's or a research programme in History. A research Master's degree is studied over one year full-time while a PhD involves extended study over three or four years. We also offer a PhD by published works. All our postgraduate programmes can also be studied part-time.

If you'd like to find out more about our research students, a selection of profiles can be found on our people page.

Postgraduate course list

MA Modern History

Focussing on the period c1500-2000, and drawing on the considerable range of expertise within the School to offer a broad selection of modules, you can tailor your programme to your interests.

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