History MA - 2018 Entry

Entry Year
2018

Duration
Full time 12 Month(s), Part time 24 Month(s)

Course Overview

The Lancaster History MA is designed to foster the study of history at an advanced level and to develop skills which can be transferred into professions outside the university or which may form the basis of further research. You have a choice of four fascinating pathways:

  • Medieval and Early Modern
  • Modern
  • Heritage
  • Digital History 

Each of the pathways consists of five taught modules and a 20,000 word dissertation.

The programme and the wide range of associated activities within the department combine to create a lively and enjoyable student experience and a real sense of academic community.  In addition to your taught modules and supervision from our expert academics, you will be encouraged to attend research seminars, conferences, training events, reading groups and social events run by the department.

One of the key distinguishing factors about the Lancaster History MA is the option to work with heritage organisations on a work placement.  Partner organisations include a wide variety of local, regional and national organisations, such as the National Trust, the Duchy of Lancaster, the Wordsworth Trust, and primary and secondary schools. 

Click the ‘Visit Department’ tab to find out more about the four pathways, the application process, our placements and life as a History student at Lancaster. 

  • Course Overview

    Course Overview

    The Lancaster History MA is designed to foster the study of history at an advanced level and to develop skills which can be transferred into professions outside the university or which may form the basis of further research. You have a choice of four fascinating pathways:

    • Medieval and Early Modern
    • Modern
    • Heritage
    • Digital History 

    Each of the pathways consists of five taught modules and a 20,000 word dissertation.

    The programme and the wide range of associated activities within the department combine to create a lively and enjoyable student experience and a real sense of academic community.  In addition to your taught modules and supervision from our expert academics, you will be encouraged to attend research seminars, conferences, training events, reading groups and social events run by the department.

    One of the key distinguishing factors about the Lancaster History MA is the option to work with heritage organisations on a work placement.  Partner organisations include a wide variety of local, regional and national organisations, such as the National Trust, the Duchy of Lancaster, the Wordsworth Trust, and primary and secondary schools. 

    Click the ‘Visit Department’ tab to find out more about the four pathways, the application process, our placements and life as a History student at Lancaster. 

  • Entry Requirements

    Key Information

    Undergraduate Degree: 2:1 (Hons) degree (UK or equivalent) in History

    If you have studied outside of the UK, you can check your qualifications here: International Qualifications

    Students who have completed a combined major or a degree in other disciplines, such as Politics, English, Cultural Studies or Linguistics, are welcome to apply

    English Language: IELTS - Overall score of at least 6.5, with no individual element below 5.5 

    We consider tests from other providers, which can be found here: English language requirements

    If your score is below our requirements we may consider you for one of our pre-sessional English language programmes

    Pre-sessional English language programmes available: 

    4 Week Overall score of at least 6.0, with no individual element below 5.5

    10 Week Overall score of at least 5.5, with no individual element below 5.0

    Longer pre-sessional programmes are available, please contact the Admissions Office for further information

     

    Funding: All applicants should consult our information on Fees and Funding; Faculty Scholarships and Funding; History Fees and Funding

      Further information: For more information about the department please visit our webpage www.lancaster.ac.uk/fass/history
  • Course Structure

    Course Structure

    You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.

      Core

      Optional

    Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.

  • Fees

    Fees

    Fees

    Full Time (per year) Part Time (per year)
    UK/EU £7,540 £3,770
    Overseas £16,120 n/a

    The University will not increase the Tuition Fee you are charged during the course of an academic year.

    If you are studying on a programme of more than one year's duration, the tuition fees for subsequent years of your programme are likely to increase each year. The way in which continuing students' fee rates are determined varies according to an individual's 'fee status' as set out on our fees webpages.

    What are tuition fees for?

    Studying at a UK University means that you need to pay an annual fee for your tuition, which covers the costs associated with teaching, examinations, assessment and graduation.

    The fee that you will be charged depends on whether you are considered to be a UK, EU or overseas student. Visiting students will be charged a pro-rata fee for periods of study less than a year.

    Our annual tuition fee is set for a 12 month session, which usually runs from October to September the following year.

    How does Lancaster set overseas tuition fees?

    Overseas fees, alongside all other sources of income, allow the University to maintain its abilities across the range of activities and services. Each year the University's Finance Committee consider recommendations for increases to fees proposed for all categories of student and this takes into account a range of factors including projected cost inflation for the University, comparisons against other high-quality institutions and external financial factors such as projected exchange rate movements.

    What support is available towards tuition fees?

    Lancaster University's priority is to support every student in making the most of their education. Many of our students each year will be entitled to bursaries or scholarships to help with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. You can find out more about financial support, studentships, and awards for postgraduate study on our website.