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Course summary

This taught postgraduate programme aims to introduce you to advanced level study of history while deepening your historical understanding and awareness. You'll gain invaluable research tools and practical skills while studying a range of thematic, historiographical or theoretical topics across a broad chronological and geographical range. You’re offered a wide choice of classes as well as rigorous training in historical research methods and sources. You can choose to study thematic, historiographical or theoretical topics across a broad chronological and geographical range.


Compulsory classes: Research skills, sources and methods for historians. Optional classes (five to be chosen): Britain, France and the United States, 1945-1958: Diplomacy, Strategy and Alliance, Nationalism and Nation-states in the Arab Middle East, 1900-1945, Advanced Oral History, Palaeography 1500-1800, Race, War and Colonialism: France 1914-44, War, Sacrifice and the Nation in Europe: 1789-1918, Plantations by Land and Sea: British imperial projects in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, c.1590-1720, Segregation, Migration and War: African-Americans 1910-1930, Scotland and Ulster in the Early Modern North Atlantic World, Setting Europe Ablaze: Resistance Movements in the Second World War, Work Placement in History, Ireland, Colonialism, and Anti-colonialism, Organic Machines, Engineered Environments and Hybrid Natures, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution in the Arab-Israeli Dispute, Red Continent: Africa and the Global Cold War

Assessment method

A full account of assessment will be provided in each module handbook. The pass mark is 50% in all classes.

Entry requirements

A first or second-class Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in History or a related discipline

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Scotland £7100 Year 1
England £7100 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7100 Year 1
Wales £7100 Year 1
Channel Islands £7100 Year 1
International £16000 Year 1

Additional fee information

For information on tuition fees, additional costs and funding for this programme, please view the programme details on the University of Strathclyde website.

Sponsorship information

There are several scholarship opportunities available for students applying for this course. Please see website for further details.

Historical Studies at University of Strathclyde - UCAS