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Taught Degrees

History offers several masters programmes that are suited to students who simply wish to extend their understanding of the past beyond undergraduate level, and those who intend to continue on to a research degree.

Our taught courses cover a broad range of historical periods
20th-century European history

An MA degree is a qualification which is valuable in its own right to those pursuing careers outside academia, for example in business, journalism, teaching and a variety of other professions. However, it also provides the platform of research training and experience essential to successful study at MPhil or PhD level, at Southampton or elsewhere.

MA programmes

Our MA programmes have a strong interdisciplinary focus, drawing upon the contributions of other disciplines to the study of the past, often with direct teaching input from staff based in English and Archaeology, Music, Philosophy and Modern Languages and Linguistics. Students on these programmes also have the opportunity to take courses from programmes other than the one for which they are registered. All programmes can be studied full time (12 months) or part-time (26 months) beginning in early October each year.


Course list

MA History

How to Apply

Postgraduate students can apply for courses using our online application form. Find out more about the process, deadlines, entry requirements and more on our postgraduate application pages.

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