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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary


This MA enables you to develop sophisticated analytical skills whilst pursuing your studies in an area of history that most interests you. The programme is designed to encourage broad engagement with historiography research skills, primary sources, and global history.

A specially-tailored core Research Methods module gives you the chance to develop research skills through hands-on sessions in the archives and to determine the theoretical and methodological approaches that best match your chosen dissertation topic. The dissertation itself – taking advantage of expert supervision within the department – allows you to immerse themselves in primary sources and sophisticated debates.

You will have the opportunity to choose from a broad array of modules, permitting you to study a range of key topics that cover a wide chronological and geographical range. Our modules draw on the research expertise of the Department of History in which 98% of all published material in the most recent Research Excellence Framework was considered internationally important.

Our seminars are typically small, which encourages discussion and debate in a friendly and supportive environment, and gives you the chance to address topics in a more critical and in-depth fashion than is often possible in larger undergraduate cohorts.


MA History graduates pursue careers in a range of industries. During your degree, alongside your academic knowledge, you will develop many professional skills such as data analysis, presentation, communication, independence, teamwork, negotiation, and time management.

History postgraduates pursue careers in areas such as planning and policy, law, communications, media, journalism, publishing, public relations, advertising, marketing, management, archives and museums, teaching, the armed forces and police, libraries and museums.

This MA will also provide students with the requisite historical skills to begin doctoral research and work towards a PhD.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 20,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Nottingham

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  • Campus address

    University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, England

The university offers a range of scholarships specifically for international applicants studying at any level.
A large number of courses at the university include a placement or work experience element, ensuring that students receive first-hand professional experience.
The university runs a free welcome programme for new international students from outside the EU joining the University of Nottingham in September every year.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    16th out of 93 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    146 70%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82 82%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%



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