University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

International Slavery Studies

This course allows students to study forced labour and slavery in a wide variety of past and present contexts. It will involve analysis of historical forms of slavery, critique of modern responses to human trafficking, evaluation of the legacies and memorialisation of slavery in contemporary society, and the application of critical and literary theories to surviving representations of slavery.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a 2.1 Honours degree in History or a related discipline. Or an international equivalent. All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language, qualifications accepted include GCSE English; A-level English language; IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component); TOEFL iBT 88 or above with minimum scores in components as follows: listening and writing 21, reading 22, speaking 23.

Course modules

Core modules: Histories of slavery; the heritage of slavery; representing slavery; contemporary anti-slavery, forced labour and human rights; international slavery dissertation; optional modules: historical practice; research methods in politics; research skills (literature); methods and resources for research in literatures, languages, and cultures; background: approaches to research in languages and cultures; research skills for ace m-level students; historical research; international slavery dissertation proposal.

Assessment methods

These include a 15,000 word dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,300 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 12,200 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campus Liverpool L3 5PS North West

Key information

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0151 794 5927