Plymouth University

Plymouth University


The course provides a detailed knowledge and understanding of historical methodology as you explore a range of subjects within British, European and world history, from the 15th century to the present day.

Entry requirements

Applicants require an Honours degree in history or a related subject, or a professional qualification, recognised as being equivalent to degree standard, or an ordinary degree, foundation degree, higher national diploma, or university diploma, accompanied by substantial experience in an appropriate field.

Course modules

Modules include: key debates and research methods in history; public history; dissertation. Optional: the 2nd World War 1; the 2nd World War 2; the French wars of religion 1558-1598; the family, sex and society in Britain, 1450-1700 ; the civil rights movement part 1: 1890-1954; the civil rights movement part 2: 1954-1970; the making of modern Ireland 1890-1937; empire of law: ruling the British empire 1760-1960; Ireland since 1949: cultural identities, conflict and the politics of compromise; themes in 19th and 20th century German history; America and the United Nations 1945 to the present; Japanese history: from Tokugawa Japan to Hirohito; culture and society; Britain 1760-1914; identity and culture in colonial India, 1770-1947; key debates in post war Japanese history; piracy and privateering, 1560-1816.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,660 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 13,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 5,660 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Plymouth Site Plymouth PL4 8AA South West

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
01752 585858