The University of Exeter

12 months
18500 GBP/year
8750 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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As one of the largest History departments in the UK, we are able to offer a depth of subject expertise rarely matched by other institutions. This means that the History course at The University of Exeter can offer a breadth of study with a large chronological range from medieval to modern covering global history from Britain, Europe, Africa, the Americas and Asia.


 Our students have excellent access to top academics in specialist fields, including one to one supervision sessions.

Within the department we have experts in topics including economic and social history, political history and religious and cultural history, which link to our six dedicated research centres. There are distinct opportunities on this course, including a supervised independent study module to enable you to follow your own interests.

The pathways of the History course at The University of Exeter are:

  • Early Modern Studies
  • Medieval History
  • Medical History
  • Maritime Historical Studies
  • Imperial and Global History
  • Violence and Conflict

Programme Structure

Courses Included
  • Advanced Historical Research Skills
  • Critical Approaches to Early Modern History
  • Critical Approaches to Maritime and Naval History
  • Critical Approaches to Imperial and Global History
  • Interpreting the Middle Ages
  • Contested Pasts: History in the Public Sphere
  • Critical Approaches in Medieval Research
  • Medicine Beyond Borders: History and Politics of International Health
  • Wealth and Work in Early Modern Britain
  • Gender, Society and Culture in Early Modern Europe
  • The Cold War: A Global History
  • Soldiers in the Twentieth Century: A Global History

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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

  • Normally a minimum 2:1 Honours degree in a History-related discipline, with a minimum 2:1 grade in the undergraduate dissertation. Exceptions may be made for students with relevant experience or qualifications depending on the submission of written work and/or interview. 
  • Students with Combined Honours degrees must have studied at least 1/3 of their degree in History-related modules or have some cognate experience in Economic and Social History, Medieval Studies, Classics and Ancient History, Latin, English, Sociology, Politics, International Relations, Economics, Human Geography or related subjects.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8750 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • UK/EU: £4,375 part-time;


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