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History

University of Plymouth

12 months
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15700 GBP/year
8300 GBP/year
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Explore a range of subjects within British, European and world history, from the 15th century to the present day with this MA History programme is offered at University of Plymouth.

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Overview

Benefit from the History team's specialist knowledge and links across the global historical community and develop a deep and systematic understanding of historical research to excel in further studies, or begin your career with confidence thanks to the professional experience opportunities offered.

Studying MA History course at University of Plymouth , you will:

  • Join a community of student-historians from a variety of backgrounds with a programme designed to appeal to a range of audiences, including recent graduates, teachers looking to enhance their professional qualifications and those in the local community with a long-standing passion for history.
  • Explore history through a variety of means – with a combination of taught and self-led learning, regular research seminars run by University of Plymouth's Centre for Research in Humanities and Performing Arts, and access to The Arts Institute history lecture series featuring world-leading academics.
  • Work alongside internationally recognised researchers* and experienced professionals as you develop the skills that will allow you to choose how you progress upon graduation: take your studies further with a PhD, or enter the workplace with the confidence and skills to fast-track your career.
  • Plot your own course through the centuries as you take the lead in your masters dissertation research project, and choose areas of study from the history team’s range of research specialisms.
  • Explore history with your friends and colleagues by joining the History Society, a lively and supportive community hosting educational and social events.
  • Discover the most up-to-date ways of studying history through our online resources including a vast eBook library. Build links with local record offices and archives, accessing opportunities to develop your expertise in the local and regional history of Plymouth and the South West.

Careers with this subject:

Graduate destinations for our recent MA students include funded PhDs, PGCE teacher training, NHS graduate management training, public sector heritage business management, and account executive with an image library. Postgraduate study opens up many other careers in museums, heritage, archives and records.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Key Debates and Research Methods in History 
  • Public History 
  • MA History Dissertation 
  • Sub-Saharan Africa in the Global Political Economy

  • Piracy and Privateering, 1560-1816

  • The Civil Rights Movement

  • The French Wars of Religion 1558-1598

  • The Irish Revolution 1912-37

  • America and the United Nations 1945 to the present

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Most of our taught programmes begin in September. Applications can usually be made throughout the year, and are considered until programmes are full. 

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An honours degree in history or a related subject, or a professional qualification recognised as being equivalent to a degree. 
  • Or an ordinary degree,  foundation degree, higher national diploma, or university diploma, accompanied by substantial experience in an appropriate field. References from previous university, employer or similar

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15700 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8300 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part time (Home) £450 per 10 credits

Living costs for Plymouth

731 - 1387 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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