University of Leeds

University of Leeds


Students have the opportunity to pursue independent historical inquiry and to produce new historical knowledge; the course has no formal teaching and throughout the course students work closely with 1 or 2 academics who supervise their project; students researching new avenues of historical inquiry and coming up with their own analysis and conclusions based on their personal study of primary and secondary source materials.

Entry requirements

For MA by research a 1st class or 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent in history or a related subject; for PhD an MA or equivalent.

Assessment methods

These include a thesis which is then examined by other expert historians in their topic.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA (Res) Full-time - 1 years
MA (Res) Part-time - 2 years
PhD Full-time - 3 years
PhD Part-time - 5 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Team
Telephone number: 
0113 343 3610