Are you interested in taking your knowledge of history to a higher level?
Do you want to add to your repertoire of skills? Or maybe you want to continue your professional development?
You may pursue one of three pathways through the History by Distance Learning programme from the University of Birmingham: Contemporary History, Global History, or Modern British Studies.
Birmingham’s History graduates develop a broad range of transferable skills that are highly valued by a range of employers. These skills include: familiarity with research methods; the ability to manage large quantities of information from diverse sources; the ability to organise information in a logical and coherent manner; the expertise to write clearly and concisely and to tight deadlines; critical and analytical ability; the capacity for argument, debate and speculation; and the ability to base conclusions on statistical research.
Over the past five years, 93% of History postgraduates were in work and/or further study six months after graduation. Some of our History postgraduates go on to use their studies directly, for example in heritage, museums or the armed forces; others use their transferable skills in a range of occupations from finance to fundraising.
Employers that graduates have gone on to work for include: Royal Air Force; Ministry of Defence; University of Birmingham; Royal Air Force Museum; and University of Oxford.
- Mass Society and Modernity 1914-1945
- Globalisation since 1945
- Global Histories: Comparisons and Connections
- The Making of the World: Themes in Global History
- Approaches to Medieval Studies
- Understanding Medieval Documents
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesHistory Ancient History Modern History View 7 other Masters in Ancient History in United Kingdom
- You will need an Honours degree in a relevant subject, normally of an upper second-class standard.
International4625 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 4625 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEA4625 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 4625 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
- Scholarships to cover fees and/or maintenance costs may be available.
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.
Getting a Student Visa
This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!