|Study location||United Kingdom, Southampton (Avenue campus)|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||£15,920 per year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
First- or upper second class honours degree, or equivalent in history or a cognate discipline
The entry qualification documents are accepted in any language
IELTS: 7.0 (with minimum of 7.0 in writing, 6.5 in reading, listening and speaking)
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
Interview may be required on a case by case basis to assess suitability of course
History at the University of Southampton is internationally recognised as a centre of research excellence. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) we were scored 2.95 GPA, ranking us seventh in the UK.
This course combines training in research skills and historiography with a wide range of options, from antiquity to the late 20th century. You may wish to follow one of our themed pathways: British History, European History, Imperial History, History of the Americas. These allow you to explore a region or concept across a number of modules, however you may prefer to adopt a pick-and-mix approach and choose modules that suit your own interests.
Either way, you will be taught by leading scholars in their fields, gaining an insight into current research and making your own contribution through your dissertation.
This programme is divided into 180 credits. 105 credits are obtained from taught modules with the remaining 75 credits relating to the dissertation.
A masters degree will enable you to further develop the key skills employers seek such as: time management; problem solving; team work; deadline and project management; cultural awareness; working independently; using your initiative; relationship-building; critical thinking and research analysis. Above all, you will learn to communicate your ideas and enthusiasm to a wide range of audiences.