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What will I learn?

Our History MA offers a fascinating and challenging curriculum. It is led by our team of internationally recognised scholars, who combine research excellence with high quality teaching practice. This is an opportunity to develop expertise in the areas of social and cultural history which interest you.

Course overview

On our History MA course you will become an independent, confident and digitally literate learner. You will join a course with an established record of high levels of student satisfaction, and will enhance your employability by developing sophisticated analytical skills.

Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to focus on your particular interests in social or political history through your choice of seminar and coursework assignments. You can also explore a chosen specialism through an extended piece of independent research and critical writing, on a topic of your choice.

Career outcomes

Where could History take you?

This postgraduate degree could lead you to a career directly related to history, or it could take you in a completely different direction, using the many transferrable skills you will develop.

This will give you an advantage for a career in:

  • Historical research
  • Heritage and tourism
  • Historic building conservation
  • Public sector
  • Archives and curation
  • Librarianship

Which department am I in?


Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£13,000.00 (US$ 17,620) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

September 2022


York St John University

Lord Mayor's Walk,


YO31 7EX, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have completed a Bachelors Degree. IELTS 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in each component), TOEFL iBT Overall score of 75 (Listening 17, Reading 18, Speaking 20, Writing 20), other forms of TOEFL are not acceptable.

For international students

Students need to have a 2:1 honours degree in a related subject. If your degree is in an unrelated subject, but you can provide evidence of relevant professional experience, your application may still be considered and you may be invited for interview. If English is not your first language you will need to show that you have English Language competence at IELTS level 6.0 (with no skill below 5.5) or equivalent. TOEFL iBT (home edition also accepted): Overall score of 75 (Listening 17, Reading 18, Speaking 20, Writing 20), other forms of TOEFL are not acceptable.

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


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