University of Leicester

University of Leicester


The programme provides students with knowledge and understanding of central themes and issues concerned with the study of history in different periods, contexts and settings and in-depth knowledge of a number of specific aspects of the past. It provides students with knowledge, understanding and experience of research methods and practices in history. They also develop transferable skills in communication, self-management and planning. The programme includes the training and support necessary to plan and carry out an extended research project to a high standard. It equip students with the research skills needed for historical research at doctoral level.

Entry requirements

Applicants normally are expected to have achieved an upper 2nd Class Honours degree in history or a cognate subject. Applications are also invited from those who do not possess the normal admission requirements but who can show enthusiasm and competence by having attended relevant certificated courses, by submitting published work or by writing qualifying essays to a 1st degree standard.

Course modules

Core modules: historical research methods; history and social theory; dissertation (15-20,000 words). Options (subject to availability): mastering medieval sources; the crusades in the eastern Mediterranean; discovering the holocaust; white supremacy: rhetoric and reality in the USA; church, state and people: religion in modern Russia; the English revolution, 1640-1660: histories and sources; understanding the history of American foreign relations; political leadership in 20th century Britain.

Assessment methods

Each module is assessed by coursework that takes a variety of forms and includes group work as well as individual assignments. All MA students complete a dissertation of 15-20,000 words, working closely with their research supervisor.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time £ 5,470 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MRes Full-time £ 13,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 5,470 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 13,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leicester Leicester LE1 7RH East Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Administrator
Telephone number: 
0116 252 2378