MA International History

MA International History

Studying key topics like imperialism, postcolonialism and post-war threats to international security, you will gain an in-depth knowledge of a fascinating period in international history. Through an  independent dissertation you will have the chance to choose your own specialism and focus on what interests you most. You will be taught by staff with a broad range of expertise and research interests in international history, in accordance with a philosophy that emphasises the development of students as practising historians.

We run a lively visiting guest lecture series, bringing new ideas and perspectives to your study. You will also have the chance to present your own work at forums and research conferences, building your confidence as a researcher and giving you transferable skills for the future.

You will study for the International History MA through a combination of taught modules, independent study, writing and research. Throughout the programme you will have the opportunity to emphasise your particular interests in international history through your choice of seminar and coursework assignments, and through the selection and development of an extended piece of independent research and critical writing on a topic of your choice.

Entry Requirements


Entry onto this master's degree requires a minimum of a 2:1 undergraduate honours degree in History or another related subject.

If your honours degree is not in History or a related discipline you will also be required to attend an interview.

International Students

If you're an international student, you will need to demonstrate that you have equivalent experience and qualifications as the above entry requirements.

If your first language is not English you must show evidence of English Language competence at IELTS level 6.0 (with no skill below 5.5) or equivalent.

We are happy to arrange interviews via skype for international students.

APEL policy

If you can't meet these minimum requirements it may be possible to take into account evidence of Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) as an alternative method of meeting the programme’s entry requirements. In such a case, appropriate references and records of employment might be presented to support the applicant’s case for admission.

Course Details

Main Currents in International History
Imperial Crisis
Decolonisation & the Postcolonial World
Peril and Progress: Security in the Post-1945 World
Research Dissertation

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