University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham


This programme offers students the opportunity to explore a number of historical themes, drawing on the Department of History�s broad range of expertise. Students may pursue one of 3 pathways through the MA: Contemporary history; global history; or history of Christianity.

Entry requirements

Students will need an Honours degree in a relevant subject, normally of an upper 2nd class standard.

Course modules

Core modules for contemporary history pathway: Mass society and modernity 1914-1945; globalisation since 1945. Core modules for global history pathway: Global histories: comparisons and connections; making sense of the world: themes in global history. Core modules for the history of Christianity pathway: Writing the history of Christianity (double module). Core modules for all pathways: Historical methods; dissertation preparation.

Assessment methods

Taught modules are assessed by essays of up to 4,000 words. Students will also complete a 15,000-word dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Distance learning £ 3,420 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Distance learning £ 7,425 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

Key information

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