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History, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #51 (QS) ,
The MA in History at University of Bristol offers you the opportunity to explore a variety of approaches – intellectual, political, cultural, social and economic – across a broad chronological and geographical range. 

About

The MA in History at University of Bristol provides a high degree of choice across the department's key areas of expertise, with particular strengths in:

  •  medieval and early modern history
  •  contemporary British and European history
  •  imperial, global and transnational 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.

Careers

Students who complete the MA in History have taken up careers as history teachers, researchers in a number of different fields, journalists, image and data capture assistants and in the heritage industry. 

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • The Apocalypse in Culture and Society (1000-1500)
  • Making History Public
  • Ideology, Poverty and Famines
  • Death, Doctors and Disease (Lecture Response Unit)
  • Early Modern Italy (Lecture Response Unit)
  • Food: a Global History (Lecture Response Unit)
  • Genocide in the Twentieth Century and Beyond (Lecture Response Unit)
  • History in the Middle Ages (Lecture Response Unit)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Early application recommended; places may fill before the deadline.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    180

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    62

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in an arts, humanities or social sciences discipline. Non-traditional qualifications/routes may also be considered.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    18400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18400 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    8300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8300 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • UK/EU: part-time (two years) - £4,150
  • Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time - £8,300

Living costs for Bristol

  • 750 - 1260 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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