Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary University of London


Our MA in History is taught by world-renowned academics in a vibrant, collaborative atmosphere. The degree is wide ranging and can be tailored to suit your interests. The programme has strengths in cultural, Medieval, Renaissance, American and Middle Eastern history. There are a wide range of modules that cover subjects as varied as the history of emotions to modern British history.

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd Class Honours undergraduate degree or higher in History or a relevant humanities subject (or overseas equivalent). Applications from mature students are welcomed.

Course modules

Core modules: History (approaches, methods, challenges); history in action. Optional modules may include: Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust; Church and clergy in late Medieval London (1350-1540); Culture and identity in Renaissance Italy; Dancehalls, Dictators and the Dole; Islam is the solution (the history of modern Islamism); Hollywood and the 2nd World War; Modern Jewish history and culture; Modern girls (gender, culture and society in Britain c.1918-1979); Race, Resistance and Decolonization: Empire and global history in the 20th century; Readings in global history; Selfhood and enlightenment in the long 18th century; The American Presidency; The history of cartography in Medieval Islam and Europe: Surat Al-Ard, Imago Mundi; The Holocaust and beyond: war and post-war Germany; The US-UK special relationship; Islam in Medieval and early modern Iberia.

Assessment methods

Students produce one essay of 4,000 words for the core module and one essay of 4,000 words for each of the 3 options in addition to completing a 15,000-word research dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,450 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 13,950 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 3,250 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 7,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Mile End Tower Hamlets E1 4NS South East

Key information

History Postgraduate Admissions
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020 7882 8352