Social and Cultural History, M.A. | University of Leeds | Leeds, United Kingdom
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Social and Cultural History

12 months
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This Social and Cultural History course from University of Leeds focuses on the history of people, their societies and cultures. You will explore how people have lived and died across a wide range of historical periods and geographies. 


The core modules and dissertation workshops will introduce you to key concepts and issues in social and cultural history and improve your research and writing skills. You will also choose from a wide range of optional modules, allowing you to focus on societies and periods that are of interest to you.

You could study health care in Africa, communities and castes in India, European life courses or the movements of people across the world. You’ll be able to focus on gender, race and religion as well as other issues that have shaped the lives of individuals and communities. Our offering in social histories of health and medicine, from the medieval to the modern, is particularly strong.

Taught by expert researchers within the School of History and across the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures, this course uses the latest approaches and thinking in social and cultural history to give you an insight into the lives of others.

Career opportunities

This Social and Cultural History course from University of Leeds will heighten your cultural and social awareness as well as allowing you to build your historical knowledge. You’ll also gain high-level research, analysis and communication skills that will prove valuable in a wide range of careers.

Graduates have found success in a wide range of careers in education, research and the private sector. Many others have continued with their studies at PhD level.

We offer different forms of support to help you reach your career goals. You’ll have the chance to attend our career groups, meeting students with similar plans, or you could become a paid academic mentor to an undergraduate completing their final-tear dissertation. You could also apply for one of the internships we offer each year.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Concepts and Debates in Social and Cultural History
  • Engaging the Modern City: The Civic Researcher
  • Making History: Archive Collaborations
  • Gender, Sex, and Love: Byzantium and the West, 900-1200
  • Reformation(s): Belief and Culture in Early Modern Europe
  • India since 1947: Community, Caste and Political Violence

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

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180 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (Hons) in history, or a degree scheme that includes a significant proportion of history, or a related subject such as cultural studies, literature, or sociology.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Leeds

637 - 1103 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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