University of York

University of York


This degree is designed for students who have already identified a specific historical research topic and who wish to focus exclusively on writing a thesis, working with a particular supervisor in our department.

Entry requirements

Applicants require a UK 2.1 degree or international equivalent in the relevant subject. Individuals planning to apply for research-based degrees are encouraged to contact the member of staff most closely affiliated with their research interests. Areas of staff research expertise are outlined on our faculty pages. Candidates are advised to contact their proposed supervisor as early as possible and to make their proposals as specific as they can, indicating their own background in the proposed area of research and where feasible forwarding a piece of written work relevant to the proposal with their application.

Assessment methods


Sponsorship information

A range of scholarships and studentships are available at postgraduate level. Some scholarships are funded by the University (such as the York Master's Opportunity Scholarship) and some are funded by Research Councils, alumni, businesses and charities. Please check with the provider for details.


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

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of York York YO10 5DD Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Administrator
Telephone number: 
01904 323483