Masters in History

This course offers a flexible, challenging Masters experience.

You can choose either the specialist pathway MA History (Public History and Heritage) or, alternatively, you may pursue a general MA History route selecting from a diverse range of units and independent study consistent with your own interests in the further study of History.

Funding Opportunities

Did you know there is funding available for you to do your postgraduate degree?

Introduction to Postgraduate Study

What’s it like to study in Manchester?

Manchester is one of the busiest and best student cities on the planet.

Course Details

This programme does not focus on one single historical period or theme and has modules that vary from year to year. These specialist modules draw on the research strengths of the department. We house the Manchester Centre for Public History and Heritage, which gives our students the advantage of our strong links with historians and archives that extend beyond the University.

Our online prospectus provides further information about studying History including tuition fees, entry requirements and the units on offer:

Read more about MA History

What is it like to study in Manchester?

Be part of where the arts meet business meets science, and where applied research informs academic rigour, in one of the busiest and best student cities on the planet.

Where the world is on your doorstep; from arts, culture, history, music and theatre, to a world of sports at all levels, and where an entrepreneurial spirit abounds; an amazing choice of food, drink and entertainment, and where the most fashionable students are seen.

Here, there and everywhere

Getting in and out of Manchester is a breeze. Rail and road links are great, and the city is handily placed for all manner of events and attractions. Manchester Airport is the third busiest airport in Britain after Gatwick and Heathrow, with direct flights all over the world. For some picture-postcard scenery, the Lake District and Snowdonia National Park are a little more than an hour away.

Having said that, you've got everything you need right here in Manchester - from pubs and clubs, to food and football, to culture and entertainment, to art and architecture, and much more besides.

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How to Apply

The link below will take you to our online prospectus where you can apply for the course.

Apply for MA History


Amy Walling

MA History (Public History and Heritage)

"I enjoyed many things about studying for a BA and MA at Manchester Met, such as meeting new and interesting people and the wide range of topics available to study"

Amy Walling

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Why not visit us to find out about our facilities and studying a postgraduate course at university. Come and talk to us about courses, how to apply and details of funding and financial support.

Postgraduate Open Day (on-campus): Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Online Open Day: Wednesday, 12 June 2019

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