Kingston University

12 months
14500 GBP/year
8190 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The History course at Kingston University offers an exciting and wide-ranging programme, teaching within a friendly and supportive department, and access to London's unrivalled research archives, libraries and museums. A choice of taught modules is built around our research expertise in 20th-century and contemporary Britain.


Key features

  • Taught modules built around our research expertise in 20th-century Britain, modern international and imperial history and the 18th century and French Revolutionary period - you choose which period you'd like to focus on.
  • Benefit from London's vast range of historical centres, museums and resources, including the National Archives at nearby Kew and the British Library, and from access to cultural and policy-making figures working in the capital.
  • Be taught in our friendly and supportive environment, in small groups, and with one to one supervision for your dissertation on a research project of your choice.
  • Enjoy flexibility, with our full- and part-time routes.
  • Engage with our programme of eminent visiting speakers, who give talks on their latest historical research
  • Develop your historical skills, such as using archives and exploring history through ICT. Also, contribute to our department's highly active history blog.

What will you study?

During the History course at Kingston University, you will take a core module, Doing History, which spans historical debates, archives and digital resources. It will expose you to the latest debates within the historical profession, while also providing training in historical skills, such as using archives and exploring history through ICT. 

This will help equip you for your dissertation, on your chosen research topic, on which you will work one-to-one with an assigned specialist supervisor. Module assignments can be tailored to fit your research interests. You will also choose two option modules from the following three: Twentieth-Century Britain: Politics, Society and Culture; International History; and The Eighteenth Century: Revolution, Empire and Society.

Programme Structure

Core modules

  • Doing History: Theory Methods and Practice
  • Dissertation
Option modules (choose two)
  • The People's Culture and Politics in Democratic Britain
  • Patterns of Power: International History 1815-1999
  • The Eighteenth Century: Revolution, Empire and Society

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • applicants who require a visa - the first week of August 
  • all other applicants - the first week of September
  • we may still accept applications after this dates




180 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.
Upper Second Class

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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A good honours degree or equivalent in history, English or a related subject.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8190 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8190 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
Home and European Union 
  • MA part time £4,504
  • MA part time  £7,975


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Updated over a year ago

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