Our MA in History offers you the opportunity to explore a variety of historical approaches, all within a diverse range of chronologies and geographies. The programme is particularly characterised by a high degree of choice, both in what and how you learn. Students can opt to take specialist master's level units, join third-year undergraduate units, or undertake independent solo research projects. Several units also offer the chance to engage with external partners such as the SS Great Britain and BBC History Magazine. Given the wide range of research and teaching in the department, we are confident you will find units that reflect your own interests, whether that's medieval notions of the apocalypse, the English Civil War, maritime empires, race in North America, or something else entirely. Across the year, students can choose to specialise by following pathways through our programme that reflect our strengths in:
- medieval and early modern history
- contemporary British, European and American history
- global history (with particular focus on African and Asian history)
- histories of colonialism, empire, and race
- environmental history
- public history
- histories of gender, sexuality, and the body.
How to apply
The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students and accepts a wide range of qualifications for postgraduate study. If you study or have studied at a university outside the UK, please select the relevant page for further information on qualifications, scholarships and education representatives in your country/region: bristol.ac.uk/international/countries
An upper second-class honours degree or international equivalent in Humanities, Arts or Social Sciences, and a mark of minimum 60% in their final year dissertation. In cases where an undergraduate transcript does not contain a research element such as a dissertation, we may ask applicants to provide an example of their academic writing that demonstrates capacity for independent research. See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
Fees and funding
Additional fee information
Funding and studentship opportunities are listed on the Faculty of Arts funding pages. (http://www.bristol.ac.uk/arts/study/postgraduate/funding/)