University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Social and Cultural History

This programme offers you a unique opportunity to study social and cultural history across an exceptionally broad range of geographical settings and chronological periods. You will have the chance to study the history of people from the Middle Ages to the 20th Century, and across different regions, countries, and continents, exploring themes of gender, race, class, identity and many others.

Entry requirements

Good Honours degree (1st or 2.1) or equivalent in history, or a related subject. You may also be invited to interview as part of the application process. Our English language requirement is IELTS 6.5 overall with not less than 6.0 in any component.

Course modules

Core modules: Research methodology in history module; concepts and debates in social and cultural history. Optional modules included.

Assessment methods

Assessment includes coursework, with a mixture of essays, discursive writing, reviews, and presentations. In many cases, you will have an input into the exact details of your assignment. In research methodology in history your assignments are based on your research with a conference-style work-in-progress presentation (worth 40% of the module mark); a 4,000 words detailed research project proposal (60%). Concepts and debates in social and cultural history: 1) a 3,000 word essay (50%); 2) an assessed seminar presentation, accompanied by written text, maximum 1,000 words (20%); 3) a 2,000 words case study (30%). Optional modules are generally assessed with the submission of two 3,000-word essays, and the dissertation is of 15,000 words in length, to be submitted at the end of the academic year.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MA Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

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

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Key information

School of History
Telephone number: 
0113 343 3610