Ulster University

Ulster University


The course offers a programme of study that is broad-ranging in terms of its coverage of a variety of areas of Europe since 1500, including Russia, the Soviet Union, Italy, and the Mediterranean world; China and the Far East, modern Britain and Ireland; the British Empire and British foreign relations; and US history since 1800. We have thematic and conceptual specialisms in social, political and cultural history; comparative and transnational histories; and the history of migrations and diasporas.

Entry requirements

Applicants must have gained an upper 2nd Class Honours degree or better in history or a related discipline, but applicants with a lower 2nd Class degree may also be considered. The degree held must be from a university of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, from the Council for National Academic Awards, the National Council for Educational Awards, the Higher Education and Training Awards Council, or from an institution of another country which has been recognised as being of an equivalent standard. Applicants may alternatively hold an equivalent standard (normally 50 percent) in a Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate, Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma, or an approved alternative qualification. They must provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE grade C or equivalent). In exceptional circumstances, where an individual has substantial and significant experiential learning, a portfolio of written evidence demonstrating the meeting of graduate qualities (including subject-specific outcomes, as determined by the Course Committee) may be considered as an alternative entrance route. Evidence used to demonstrate graduate qualities may not be used for exemption against modules within the programme. Students whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.0, TOEFL 550 or equivalent. The University will consider applications on the basis of experiential learning for those who do not hold the normal entry qualifications. The onus is on the applicant to evidence that they have relevant experience equating to degree study at Honours level.

Course modules

The modules are: Debates and controversies; themes in history; research methods for historical research; special topic in history; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include 15000-word dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 4,995 per Whole course (home fees) 1 calendar years
MA Part-time - 2 calendar years

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