University of Northampton

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12750 GBP/year
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This postgraduate History course from University of Northampton is designed for those who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of history across a range of periods, regions and theoretical perspectives. 

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The History course from University of Northampton provides you with opportunities to study the subject at an advanced level. You will undertake a detailed study of a range of periods and processes – from Britain’s experience of warfare to the histories of the criminal justice system, fascism and the decline of the aristocracy. By studying particular topics in depth, you are encouraged to think not only about the diversity of the past, but also how history itself is constructed.

Course Details

The History MA is taught on a full-time and part-time basis, with the opportunity to complete in one and two years respectively. The year is split into three trimesters.

You will develop the skills necessary to understand, critique, utilise and communicate concepts and theories used within the discipline of History. You will acquire methodological skills for historical research, particularly the selection, evaluation and interpretation of primary sources.

The course comprises 120 credits of taught modules and a 60 credit dissertation. Students must take the History Research Methods module and complete a dissertation. The remainder of the programme is made up from a selection of specialist modules (normally three 30 credit modules) which reflect staff research expertise.

Career Opportunities 

Previous students have used our MA in a variety of ways. It can be a bridge to further study — with several former students having gone on to do a PhD. As a prestigious qualification, it can enhance career opportunities in a wide range of occupations, for example, teachers have used the course to gain curriculum knowledge and progression, an MA History is also useful for law, joumalisrn and a range of other careers. Many students take the course purely because they have enjoyed History as a degree or as a personal interest and wish to pursue the subject further.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History Research Methods
  • Memories of War 
  • Men at Arms: Masculinity and War in Britain, 1756-1918 
  • Exploring English Society, 1500-1750 
  • Medicine and Healing Through the Ages 
  • Violence and the Law in English Society 
  • Britain and the First World War 
  • From Privilege to Pressure: English Landed Society, 1850-1950
  • Narrating the Nation: Rethinking Modern British History
  • Fascism and Anti-Fascism in Britain from 1923 to the Present Day 

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic 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. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Normally a second class degree in History or related discipline.
  • We also welcome applications from ‘non-standard entrants’, including those with experiential learning. Our practice of interviewing all applicants ensures that each has the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to complete the programme successfully.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12750 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6750 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Part Time: £1,125  Per 30 Credit Module


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