History syllabus University of London

Further degrees

Masters degrees

University of London Masters’ Degrees are awarded on the results of examination after a course of study beyond the graduate level. Candidates entering for the degree examination after the minimum course of one year must either have obtained a first or second class honours degree or, for special reasons, be recommended by the School or Institute concerned. In appropriate circumstances a candidate may be required to pass a qualifying examination not less than one academic year before admission to the degree examination. Where appropriate to the course to be pursued, a qualification in languages, classical or modern, may be required. The course will extend over one calendar year, or in the case of part-time students an equivalent period (usually two years).

International Master's in Economy, State and Society (IMESS – Nation, History and Society Track)

School of Slavonic and East European Studies, UCL

Please find further information at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ssees/prospective-students/postgraduate-taught/economy-state-society-nation-history-society

MA in African/Asian History

School of Oriental and African Studies

For further information contact the Programme Convenor, Nelida Fuccaro, nf2@soas.ac.uk, see also www.soas.ac.uk/programmes/prog14018.php

MA in Ancient History

Birkbeck College, King’s College London, University College London and Royal Holloway.

For details of the syllabus see www.kcl.ac.uk/kis/schools/ hums/classics/fma/index.html. Further particulars can be obtained from the School at which students wish to study.

MA in Area Studies

The MA in Area Studies is divided into ten geographic areas of study, all of which contain substantial courses in History, as well as in other subjects. For further information according to the area to be studied see www.soas.ac.uk/studying/index.cfm?navid=479 (for Africa, Near and Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia, China, Japan), www.ssees.ac.uk/prospect/masters.htm (for Eastern Europe, Russia), see also MA in Area Studies (Comparative American Studies), MA in Area Studies (Latin America), MA in Area Studies (United States) and MA in Australian Studies below.

MA in Area Studies (Comparative American Studies)

Institute for the Study of the Americas

Further particulars, Postgraduate Administrator, Institute for the Study of the Americas www.americas.sas.ac.uk/postgraduate_study

MA in Area Studies (Latin America)

Institute for the Study of the Americas

Further particulars, Postgraduate Administrator, Institute for the Study of the Americas www.americas.sas.ac.uk/postgraduate_study.

MA in Area Studies (United States)

Institute for the Study of the Americas

Further particulars, Postgraduate Administrator, Institute for the Study of the Americas www.americas.sas.ac.uk/postgraduate_study.

MA in Comparative History of Early Modern European Societies

Birkbeck College

For further information see www.bbk.ac.uk/study/pg/history/index.html

MA in Contemporary British History

King's College London

For further information see www.kcl.ac.uk/prospectus/graduate/contemporary_british_history

MA in Contemporary History and Politics 

Birkbeck College

For further information see www.bbk.ac.uk/study/pg/history/index.html

MA in Crusader Studies

Queen Mary University of London and Royal Holloway

Further information from www.history.qmul.ac.uk/ma/index.html or www.crusaderstudies.org.

MA in Cultural and Intellectual History, 1300-1650

Warburg Institute

Application for admission should be made to The Secretary and Registrar, warburg@sas.ac.uk; see also http://warburg.sas.ac.uk/graduate_studies/grad.htm.

MA in the Dutch Golden Age

University College London

Further information from the Course Tutor, Professor Ben Kaplan (b.kaplan@ucl.ac.uk) and www.ucl.ac.uk/history

MA in Early Modern History

King's College London

For further information see www.kcl.ac.uk/prospectus/graduate/early_modern_history

MRes in East European Studies

School of Slavonic and East European Studies, UCL

Please find further information at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ssees/prospective-students/postgraduate-taught/east-european-studies

MSc in Economic History

London School of Economics

For further information contact Tracy Keefe (t.j.keefe@lse.ac.uk) and www.lse.ac.uk/collections/economicHistory/study/mastersProgrammes/Default.htm.

MA in Eighteenth-Century Studies

King's College London

For further information see  www.kcl.ac.uk/prospectus/graduate/eighteenth-century_studies

MA in European History

University College London

For further details contact David Ferguson, Postgraduate Administrator (david.ferguson@ucl.ac.uk), or see www.ucl.ac.uk/history

MA in Film Studies

Queen Mary University of London

For further information see www.history.qmul.ac.uk/ma/index.html

MA in Global, International and Comparative History

King's College London

For further information see www.kcl.ac.uk/prospectus/graduate/global_history

MA in Global History

London School of Economics

For further information contact Tracy Keefe (t.j.keefe@lse.ac.uk) and www.lse.ac.uk/collections/economicHistory/study/mastersProgrammes/Default.htm.

MA in Hebrew and Jewish Studies

Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, UCL

For further information see www.ucl.ac.uk/hebrew-jewish/graduate/graduate.php

MA in Historical Research

Birkbeck College

For further information see www.bbk.ac.uk/study/pg/history/index.html

MA in Historical Research

Institute of Historical Research

Details and application forms are available on the IHR website at www.history.ac.uk/study/historical-research.
For informal enquiries contact the Course Administrator, Dr Matthew Davies, at the Centre for Metropolitan History, IHR; or tel. 020 7862 8698, Matthew.Davies@sas.ac.uk.

MA in Historical Research Methods

School of Oriental and African Studies

For further information contact the Programme Convenor, Nelida Fuccaro, nf2@soas.ac.uk, see also www.soas.ac.uk/programmes/prog14019.php

MA in History

Goldsmiths College

For further information see www.gold.ac.uk/pg/ma-history/

MA in History

Queen Mary University of London

For further information see www.history.qmul.ac.uk/ma/index.html

MA in History

Royal Holloway

Further information from the History Postgraduate Administrator (pghistory@rhul.ac.uk) or http://www.rhul.ac.uk/History/postgrad/grad_MA_menu.html

MA in History

School of Slavonic and East European Studies, UCL

Please find further information at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ssees/prospective-students/postgraduate-taught/history-ma

MA in History

University College London

For further details contact David Ferguson, Postgraduate Administrator (david.ferguson@ucl.ac.uk), or see www.ucl.ac.uk/history.

MRes in History

Goldsmiths College

For further information see www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/history/programmes.

MRes in History

King's College London

For further information see www.kcl.ac.uk/prospectus/graduate/history

MA in History, Literature and Culture, 1450-1750

Royal Holloway

Further information from the History Postgraduate Administrator (pghistory@rhul.ac.uk) or www.rhul.ac.uk/History/History/postgrad.html

MA in the History of Art

Birkbeck College

For further information see www.bbk.ac.uk/study/pg/history/index.htmll

MA in the History of Art

Courtauld Institute of Art

Further details from Postgraduate Admissions (020 7848 2649; email: pgadmissions@courtauld.ac.uk) or
www.courtauld.ac.uk/prospectivestudents/courses/pg/index.html.

MA History of Art and/or Archaeology

School of Oriental and African Studies

For further information see www.soas.ac.uk/studying/courseinfo.cfm?courseinfoid=26.

MA in the History of the Book

Institute of English Studies

Further information from Francesca Bettochi at the Institute of English Studies, fbettocchi@sas.ac.uk, and http://ies.sas.ac.uk/study/MAHOB/index.htm

MA in the History of Education

Institute of Education

For further details contact: Tom Woodin, Senior lecturer in education, Humanities and Social Sciences, t.woodin@ioe.ac.uk

MA in the History of Film and Visual Media

Birkbeck College

For further information see www.bbk.ac.uk/study/pg/history/index.html.

MA in the History of Ideas

Birkbeck College

For further information see www.bbk.ac.uk/study/pg/history/index.html

MA/MSc in the History of International Relations

London School of Economics

For further particulars contact the Departmental Manager, Department of International History (c.a.toms@lse.ac.uk) and see www.lse.ac.uk/collections/internationalHistory/degrees/postgraduateProgrammes/maMscHistoryOfInternationalRelations.htm.

MA in the History of Medicine

Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, UCL

For further details, contact Adam Wilkinson, Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine (a.wilkinson@ucl.ac.uk).

MA in the History of Political Thought and Intellectual History

Queen Mary University of London, University College London, Royal Holloway, King's College London, London School of Economics, Birkbeck College

For further information see www.history.qmul.ac.uk/ma/index.html.

MSc in the History of Science, Medicine and Technology

London Centre for the History of Science, Medicine and Technology

For details, please contact Abigail Woods, Admissions Tutor, a.woods@imperial.ac.uk.

MA in History of Warfare

King's College London

For further information see www.kcl.ac.uk/prospectus/graduate/history_of_warfare

MA in Holocaust Studies

Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, UCL

For further details www.ucl.ac.uk/hebrew-jewish/graduate/ma_hs.php

MA in Imperialism and Post-Colonial Societies

Birkbeck College

For further information see www.bbk.ac.uk/study/pg/history/index.html.

MA in Israeli Studies

Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, UCL

For further details, see: www.ucl.ac.uk/hebrew-jewish/graduate/ma_mis.php

MA in Late Antique and Byzantine Studies

King's College London and Royal Holloway

For details of the syllabus see www.kcl.ac.uk/kis/schools/hums/classics/fma/index.html. See also www.rhul.ac.uk/History/History/postgrad.html or write to Dr Charalambos Dendrinos, The Hellenic Institute, RH, Egham, TW20 0EX; http://www.rhul.ac.uk/Hellenic-Institute/studying/MALabs.html

MA in London Studies

Birkbeck College

For further information see www.bbk.ac.uk/study/pg/history/index.html.

MA/M.Sc. in Medicine, Science and Society: Historical and Philosophical Perspectives

Birkbeck College

For further information see www.bbk.ac.uk/study/pg/history/index.html.

MA in the Medieval and Early Modern Religious Cultures of Europe

Queen Mary University of London

For further information see www.history.qmul.ac.uk/ma/index.html.

MA in Medieval Cultures

Birkbeck College

For further information see www.bbk.ac.uk/study/pg/history/index.html.

MA in Medieval History

Birkbeck College

For further information see www.bbk.ac.uk/study/pg/history/index.html.

MA in Medieval History

King's College London

Further information from www.kcl.ac.uk/prospectus/graduate/medieval_history

MA in Medieval Studies

King's College London

For further information contact Dr Juliet Perkins (juliet.perkins@kcl.ac.uk).

MA in Medieval Studies

Royal Holloway

Further information may be obtained from the Postgraduate Administrator, Department of History (pg.history@rhul.ac.uk) or www.rhul.ac.uk/History/History/postgrad.html.

MA in Medieval and Renaissance Studies

University College London

Further information may be obtained from Dr John Sabapathy, Department of History, (j.sabapathy@ucl.ac.uk) and see www.ucl.ac.uk/mars.

MA in Modern History

King's College London

Further information from www.kcl.ac.uk/prospectus/graduate/modern_history

MA in Modern Israeli Studies

Hebrew and Jewish Studies, UCL

For further details, see: www.ucl.ac.uk/hebrew-jewish/graduate/ma_mis.php.

MA in Nineteenth-Century Studies

King's College London

For further information see  www.kcl.ac.uk/prospectus/graduate/nineteenth-century_studies

MA in Renaissance Studies

Birkbeck College

For further information see www.bbk.ac.uk/study/pg/history/index.html.

MSc in Science, Technology, Medicine and Society

London Centre for the History of Science, Medicine and Technology

For details, please contact Abigail Woods, Admissions Tutor, a.woods@imperial.ac.uk.

MA in Social and Cultural History

Birkbeck College

For further information see www.bbk.ac.uk/study/pg/history/index.html.

MSc in Theory and History of International Relations

London School of Economics

For further particulars contact the Department Manager, Department of International History, LSE, c.a.toms@lse.ac.uk

MA in Twentieth-Century American History

Queen Mary University of London

For further information see www.history.qmul.ac.uk/ma/index.html.

MA in Twentieth-Century British History

Queen Mary University of London

For further information see www.history.qmul.ac.uk/ma/index.html.

MA in Twentieth-Century Cultural History

Queen Mary University of London

For further information see www.history.qmul.ac.uk/ma/index.html.

MA in Twentieth-Century European History

Queen Mary University of London

For further information see www.history.qmul.ac.uk/ma/index.html.

MSc in US Politics and Contemporary History

Institute for the Study of the Americas

Further particulars, Postgraduate Administrator, Institute for the Study of the Americas www.americas.sas.ac.uk/postgraduate_study.

MA in Victorian Studies

Birkbeck College

For further information see www.bbk.ac.uk/study/pg/history/index.html.

MA in Visual Histories

Goldsmiths College

For further information see www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/history/programmes.

MA in World History and Cultures

King's College London

For further information see www.kcl.ac.uk/prospectus/graduate/world_history_and_cultures

Study Module at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

History and Health

The LSHTM offers M.Sc. degrees, many of which contain an historical component. A study unit on History and Health (2 and a half days a week over 5 weeks) is run at the beginning of term three, organised by Professor Berridge. This operates as a research training unit open to some students at LSE who are registered for joint M.Sc. degrees with LSHTM. Other students may join by arrangement. The study unit can be taken as a short course.

For details, apply to Professor Berridge (virginia.berridge@lshtm.ac.uk) at The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

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