University of Northampton

University of Northampton


This postgraduate course is designed for students who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of Social and cultural history across a range of periods, regions and theoretical perspectives. Students will develop the skills necessary to understand, critique, utilise and communicate concepts and theories used within social and cultural history. They will acquire methodological skills for historical research, particularly the selection, evaluation and interpretation of primary sources, including those available through the internet. The course encourages intellectual independence and openness through the study of history as interpretation of the past.

Entry requirements

Normally a 2nd Class degree in history or a related discipline. We also welcome applications from non standard entrants, including those with experiential learning. Our practice of interviewing all applicants ensures that each has the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to complete the programme successfully.

Course modules

The course comprises 120 credits of taught modules and a 60 credit dissertation. Students must take the history research skills module and complete a dissertation. The remainder of the programme is made up from a selection of specialist modules (normally 5 20 credit modules) which reflect staff research expertise. Typical modules: history research methods; British colonialism and Islamic politics, c. 1800-1970; masculinity and war in Britain, 1756-1918; consumption and the country house, 1660-1830; exploring English society, 1500-1750; medicine and healing through the ages; violence and the law in English society; Britain and the 1st world war; English landed society, 1850-1950; eugenics in Britain, America and Germany; rethinking modern British history; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by coursework only, consisting of assessments such as essays, student presentations, book reviews and seminar portfolios.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,670 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 11,700 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 5,670 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 630 per Credit module (EU fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 630 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Park Campus Northampton NN2 7AL East Midlands

Key information

Telephone number: 
0800 358 2232