Our history courses stimulate debate, excite your curiosity and challenge your thinking. You develop extensive knowledge of your subject and gain the advanced critical and communication skills valued by employers within a supportive and stimulating learning environment.
Find out more about our MA History scholarship
Our postgraduate history programmes are taught by a highly committed team involved in cutting-edge work and research-informed teaching. Consequently there is an exceptional level of student engagement and achievement in the programme. External projects enhance the curriculum, whilst the Centre for Regional and Local Historical Research provides links and networking opportunities with the community and employers.
The University has an impressive collection of relevant material which is continually renewed. You have access to the internet and a range of electronic databases through the library's 500 workstations. The history subject group also has access to the Northern Region Film and Television Archive and comprehensive Green Archive. Postgraduate study in history provides opportunities to work directly with archival material located in museums, county archives, and historic houses and landscapes.
Historical research at the University is recognised as being at a level of international excellence.
We offer full-time or part-time research degree opportunities at master of philosophy (MPhil) and doctor of philosophy (PhD) level in a wide range of subject areas.
Areas of interest include:
There are close links with the Northern Region Film and Television Archive, the Centre for Regional and Local Historical Research and the Centre for Fascist, Anti-Fascist and Post-Fascist Studies.