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British History MA

Our British History MA is the only master's in history of its kind in the UK. It provides you with the opportunity to study the political, social, economic and cultural history of the British Isles.

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Course suspension

Our British History MA is suspended for 2024 entry. This means that we won’t be able to accept applications for this course.

You can apply for other courses related to your subject of interest for 2024 entry, such as:


This history master's covers a wide range of British history from early medieval to modern periods. It includes:

  • ideas and influences
  • reform and reaction
  • intensive teaching in the methodologies and concepts used by historians

The course is flexible. You can choose taught modules covering the periods of history and subjects that most interest you.

For the part-time route, the selection of modules to take and their timing will be decided in consultation with the Degree Programme Director.

We offer an optional independent study project as well as the compulsory dissertation.

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Questions about this course?

If you have specific questions about this course you can contact:

Sandra Fletcher
School of History, Classics and Archaeology
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7966


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