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Course summary

The MA in History offers you the opportunity to explore a variety of approaches – intellectual, political, cultural, social and economic – across a broad chronological and geographical range. The programme provides a high degree of choice across the department's major areas of expertise, with particular strengths in: medieval and early modern history contemporary British and European history imperial, global and transnational history environmental history public history. Given the wide range of research and teaching in the department, we are confident you will find units that reflect your own interests. Alternatively, you may prefer not to specialise, and instead obtain a broad sense of historical subjects, themes, debates and methodologies. You will be immersed in a vibrant postgraduate community at Bristol, connecting you to a number of prestigious research groups in the faculty in which the Department of History plays a prominent part, such as Medical Humanities, Black Humanities, Material Texts, Environmental Humanities and Medieval Studies.


How to apply

International applicants

We welcome students from all over the world. We currently have students from more than 120 countries studying here at Bristol. Having a diverse cultural community provides a stimulating environment for both teaching and learning, for more information please visit:

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in an arts, humanities or social sciences discipline. Applicants must achieve a minimum of 60 per cent in the dissertation or extended essay element of their degree. Non-traditional qualifications/routes may also be considered.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £4800 Year 1
England £4800 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4800 Year 1
Scotland £4800 Year 1
Wales £4800 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

Funding and studentship opportunities are listed on the Faculty of Arts funding pages. (

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