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History (MA)

Master of Arts
1 year
Course Type
Next course starts
September 2021

About this course

Enhance your research skills and specialist knowledge with a master’s in History at the University of Southampton.

This flexible MA programme lets you focus on an area that interests you, from medieval political thought, to the Victorian monarchy or the rise and fall of the Habsburg Empire.

You’ll discover the origins of modern-day society and customs, and what these can tell us about the future. This degree can lead to a wide range of rewarding careers.

This course combines training in research skills and historiography with a wide range of options, from antiquity to the late 20th century. If you wish to focus on a specific period of history, you can choose between:

  • British History
  • European History
  • Imperial History
  • History of the Americas

These allow you to explore a single region or concept across several modules. If you prefer a mixture of topics, you can choose modules that suit your own interests.

Either way, you'll be taught by leading scholars, gaining an insight into current research and making your own contribution through your dissertation. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), 87% of our research was ranked as world-leading and internationally excellent.

Flexible study

If you prefer, you can apply to study this course as:

  • a part-time master's - study the same course content over 2 or more years

Your modules and fees may vary if you choose a different study option.

Course lead

Your course leader has research interests in late medieval England, the great household in the Middle Ages, and food history. Visit Professor Chris Woolgar’s staff profile to learn more about his work.

Course location

This course is based at Avenue.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the programme specification

The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.

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