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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of Sheffield

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Take a flexible approach to postgraduate study on this programme, which is tailored to suit your own individual research interests. It also provides excellent preparation for a future research degree in History.

Course description

This course is excellent preparation for a PhD degree in history. You can further your interests, broaden your knowledge and at the same time hone your research skills. 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.

The flexibility of our MA programme allows you to carry out specialist research under expert supervision in a friendly and supportive environment. Core modules will develop your understanding of your chosen area of history and skills in using relevant sources, while our range of option modules allow you to focus on the particular skills that are most important to you.

We are currently proposing changes to the MA in Historical Research for 2022 entry. This includes extending the Dissertation to a 75 credit module with a 18,000 word limit, increasing the focus on independent research as preparation for PhD study. You will take 60 credits of option modules and the requirement to take at least one option module classed as 'research skills' will be removed to give you greater flexibility over your option module credits.

If these changes are approved, we will update the information on this page and contact offer-holders.

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University information

University of Sheffield

  • University League Table

    26th

  • Campus address

    University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TN, England

As a member of the UK's prestigious Russell Group, the university has a global reputation for research and teaching excellence.
Among the world's top 100 universities (QS World University Rankings 2021) Sheffield offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in a wide range of subjects.
Located in the centre of the UK in a friendly and affordable city, the university has more than 29,000 students from over 150 different countries.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    13th out of 90 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    149 77%

    20th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72.0 72%

    11th

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%

    55th

    7

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