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Course summary

Hull’s MA in History combines thematic modules to give you the confidence to take part in historical debate beyond your immediate specialism. Cutting-edge theoretical approaches and methodologies will reflect on complex contemporary global challenges like climate change, social justice, conflict, political and economic change, and the disruption of historic categories and forms of government. You will learn to ask questions that matter just as much to a medievalist as to a historian of the present and widen your analytic lens to explore new topics and seek answers in the areas you are passionate about. You join a community of postgraduate research students and benefit from the direct supervision of our world-leading experts in historical research. Our research is driven by both individual excellence, and by larger collaborative projects that have received significant amounts of external funding and which generate impact across a number of communities. The exceptional resources available at the University of Hull, and in our city and the surrounding region, enable you to cultivate your own interests and strengths. Hull History Centre offers a treasure trove of archive material and our Maritime Historical Studies Centre is globally recognised as a centre for maritime history research. We contribute to Hull’s Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation, which has a library of its own. On campus, the Brynmor Jones Library offers more than one million printed texts and serves as a digital information hub for the University. The breadth of research interests among our academic staff means we can offer a wide range of dissertation topics.


All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time. Thinking Historically Practising History Power, Authority and Freedom in History Memory, Public History and Heritage Dissertation (History)

Assessment method

The full-time programme is scheduled over 45 weeks, divided into three 15-week trimesters. The part-time programme is the same but spread over two years. Most of our modules use our innovative ‘block’ system, putting you in control of how you combine topics. If it is suitable for your research needs, an alternative 30-credit module may be taken outside the Department of History. The dissertation, at 15,000 words, is the culmination of your postgraduate study and requires greater analytical depth, plus greater critical engagement with source material, than anything you will have experienced as an undergraduate. Our expert supervision will support you through the transition.

How to apply

International applicants

If you require a Student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level. This course requires academic IELTS 6.5 overall, with 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here. If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.2 Honours degree in history or a related discipline (or international equivalent). In order to ensure our students have a rich learning and student experience, most of our programmes have a mix of domestic and international students. We reserve the right to close applications early to either group, if application volumes suggest that this blend cannot be achieved. In addition, existing undergraduate students at the University of Hull have a guaranteed ‘Fast Track’ route to any postgraduate programme, subject to meeting the entry criteria.

English language requirements

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level. This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill.

English Language Requirements

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £1165 Credit
England £1165 Credit
Northern Ireland £1165 Credit
Scotland £1165 Credit
Wales £1165 Credit
Channel Islands £1165 Credit
EU £12000 Whole course
International £12000 Whole course

Additional fee information

Fees are charged pro-rata to the full-time Overseas MSc fee, according to the number of credits being studied. All fees are subject to change.
MA History at University of Hull - UCAS