To successfully undertake this postgraduate study, you will ideally need to have an undergraduate honours degree in history or a closely related subject. You should be aware that a degree of at least 2.1 or equivalent will greatly increase your chances of successfully completing the MA. It is expected that your spoken and written English will also be of an adequate standard for postgraduate study. If English is not your first language, we recommend that you will need a minimum score of 7 under the International English Language testing system (IELTS). Please see their website
If you do not have a degree or background in History (or similar), you are strongly recommended to complete some preparatory work
before beginning the qualification to ensure your skills are at the same standard of a graduate in that area. The MA History assumes that a candidate for a master’s degree already has the knowledge and skills usually acquired by pursuing the subject at undergraduate level. The qualification will not offer remedial undergraduate training for those who have an inappropriate undergraduate degree or inadequate experience. Any student beginning the qualification without an undergraduate degree or equivalent experience in history should do so at their own risk. If you would like further advice regarding this, please speak to an adviser
How long it takes
Most students study this qualification in two and a half years. The minimum time to complete is two and a half years, the maximum time to complete is ten years.