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Historical Studies

University of Oxford

12 months
10878 GBP/year
5658 GBP/year
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The MSt in Historical Studies from University of Oxford is the second year of a two-year part-time graduate course that focuses on British, Western European and imperial history and promotes a broad approach to historical research across the historical disciplines. It provides systematic training in research methods and the opportunity to research a substantial dissertation.


About this Degree

The Historical Studies course forms part of Oxford University Department for Continuing Education's graduate programme in historical studies. Successful completion of the PGCert in Historical Studies is mandatory for admission to this master's year. The MSt course from University of Oxford builds upon the skills and knowledge developed in the PGCert and encourages students to engage actively with theoretical and historiographical approaches underpinning modern historical research.

Teaching and learning

The units are taught in three weekend residences providing 38 hours of teaching, seminar discussion and presentations. Student additionally receive up to five hours individual supervision for their dissertations. Students are expected to spend at least fifteen hours per week in private study preparing for the weekend residences and researching and writing their dissertations.

Programme Structure

There are three units:

  • Unit 1: Using Archives and Analysing Sources
  • Unit 2: Theoretical Approaches to History
  • Unit 3: Writing History

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

As a minimum, applicants should hold or be predicted to achieve the equivalent of the following UK qualifications:

  • a first-class or strong upper second-class undergraduate degree with honours in a relevant subject; and
  • applicants must have completed the PGCert in Historical Studies, and it is essential that applicants demonstrate a strong performance (actual or predicted) on the PGCert.
  • For applicants with a degree from the USA, the minimum GPA normally sought is 3.7 out of 4.0.

Tuition Fee

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    10878 GBP/year
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  • National

    5658 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 5658 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Oxford

939 - 1530 GBP /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.



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