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What will I learn?

Our MA course will allow you to build upon existing historical interests, while also acquiring new expertise in a range of exciting historical topics.

Course overview

Our MA course will allow you to build upon existing historical interests, while also acquiring new expertise in a range of exciting historical topics. At the same time, the course places great weight on key research techniques, helping you to develop and enhance the skills that historians use when approaching the past.

Why study this course with us?

The MA in History is taught by a range of different historians, all of whom possess expertise in the latest historical theories and approaches. Our academics also have broad chronological and geographical interests, which help to make this both a stimulating and varied course.

You will be able to dip into the history of the Medieval and Early Modern periods or, if you so wish, explore more recent examples of the past. British, wider European and American history also feature prominently in the course, which confirms the Department’s belief in exploring the multiplicity and variety of history.


Assessment for the core and optional modules is via written coursework of approximately 4,000 words, comprising essays, literature reviews, reports, and oral presentations. Your Research Dissertation will be approximately 16,000 words in length.

Job prospects

This programme prepares students for advanced postgraduate historical research; it also provides students with the skills necessary for careers in the education, archival management, and heritage sectors.

Which department am I in?

History and Archaeology

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£13,450.00 (US$ 14,982) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

October 2022


Parkgate Road Campus

Parkgate Road,



CH1 4BJ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have Bachelor's Degree from a recognised institution with 2.8 or above. IELTS. 6.5 (Min 5.5 in each sub-skill).

For international students

You need a 2:1 honours degree in history or any relevant discipline or an equivalent qualification is required. Consideration will be given to those who hold a lower classification who can demonstrate they are capable of performing at the level required to complete the course successfully. You need an IELTS academic 6.5 (no less than 5.5 in any band), TOEFL iBT overall score: 88 with minimum sub skill: Listening 17, Reading 18, Speaking 20, and Writing 17.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Chester

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