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MAHistorical Research

Tuition fee £16,000 per year
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This course is excellent preparation for a research degree in history. As well as specific research training in history, you’ll also gain a broad range of transferable skills that will be of value to employers outside academia.

If you’re already focused on taking a PhD in history, this intensive course improves your chances of getting funding from the AHRC, ESRC and others.

You can also learn highly specialised skills such as Latin and palaeography that will help you research certain periods and themes.

Programme structure

Core modules

Research Presentation

Plus a choice of research skills modules including:
Designing a Doctoral Research Project
Research Skills for Historians
Latin and modern languages

Optional modules

Imagining the Unseen in the Middle Ages
Prisoners of War in the Twentieth Century
Crime and Punishment in Late Antiquity
A People’s Conflict: The Union and the US Civil War
Language and Society in Early Modern England
Cold War Histories
Debating Cultural Imperialism in the Nineteenth-Century British Empire
Stories of Activism, 1960 to the present
Directed Reading


Individual tutorials


Bibliographical and source-based exercises
Written papers
Oral presentation
Dissertation (15,000 words)

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States