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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Leicester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary


Reasons to study History MA at DMU:

A flexible structure to studying
the course has four core modules and a dissertation that develops your History skills through training in historical debates, historiography and the use of primary sources, along with close supervision and mentoring. You can choose to develop your own lines of enquiry or work on historical topics more broadly, with a range of projects which can be tailored to your interests.
Research-rich learning environment
with historians who have a passion for their research and teaching. Specialisms range from the medieval Indian Ocean, modern Britain and Europe, Colonial History, Sports History and Photographic History. Please visit the Institute of History to see individual staff research interests.
Give your career an edge
by developing your research and transferable skills through the study of historical sources and methods; practical training in writing for publication, teaching and research, presentations and event management, providing you with skills in teaching, publishing, research and managing cultural events
Preparation for further study
as the MA, with its focus on individual research, provides ideal preparation for progression to PhD. The enhanced qualification in History can also contribute to further study in education (PGCE) and heritage and archive studies
Participate in the DMU research community
through open seminars and conferences organized in the History subject area, including the History Research Seminars, Cultural Exchanges week events, International Centre for Sports History and Cultures, Photographic History Research Centre and the Stephen Lawrence Research Centre.

Teaching and assessments

The aim of the MA History programme is to develop both generic and subject-specific skills, ensuring that each module develops skills that will contribute to the following module. The course consists of 180 credits with four 30-credit modules followed by a 60-credit dissertation, moving from taught to research-based study.

Graduate careers

The MA History programme is designed to both enhance your generic skills and knowledge to put you in a better position to enter professions such as teaching, museums and archives, project management, marketing or other professions. The subject specialisms and independent research will form the basis of progressing onto a PhD.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,100per year

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

University information

De Montfort University

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  • Campus address

    De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 9BH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    43rd out of 93 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    105 51%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78 78%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.24 85%



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