For taught MA courses our entry requirements are a first class or upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in History or a related subject.
English language requirements
IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in all components.
Improve your English
International students who do not meet the English language requirements for this programme may be able to study our postgraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.
This pre-sessional course is designed with a progression route to your degree programme and you’ll learn academic English in the context of your subject area. To find out more, read Language for Arts and Humanities (6 weeks) and Language for Social Science and Arts: Arts and Humanities (10 weeks).
If you need to study for longer than 10 weeks, read more about our postgraduate pre-sessional English course.
How to apply
Applications for study beginning in September must be submitted to the University by 15 August.
If you intend to apply for scholarships, please bear in mind that these usually have earlier deadlines and most require you to have already secured your place on a course therefore you may need to apply for your place earlier than the dates specified above.
We aim to process your application for a place on a course within 2-4 weeks of receipt. However, during our busiest times (April-June), this process can take up to 6 weeks.
Please especially bear these timescales in mind if you intend to apply for scholarships: you need to have received your offer of a place before scholarship panels meet. Ensuring you provide all relevant documents will help us process your application according to these timescales.
Once you have received your offer for a place, you can register online and choose your modules from August unless you are an international student. International students should register during International Week in September.
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This link takes you to information on applying for taught programmes and to the University's online application system.
If you're unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help.
Read about visas, immigration and other information in International students. We recommend that international students apply as early as possible to ensure that they have time to apply for their visa.
Faculty of Arts, Humanities And Cultures Postgraduate Admissions Policy 2020
- UK/EU: £9,000 (total)
- International: £19,500 (total)
Read more about paying fees and charges.
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Part-time fees are normally calculated based on the number of credits you study in a year compared to the equivalent full-time course. For example, if you study half the course credits in a year, you will pay half the full-time course fees for that year.
For fees information for international taught postgraduate students, read Masters fees.
Additional cost information
There may be additional costs related to your course or programme of study, or related to being a student at the University of Leeds. Read more about additional costs
Scholarships and financial support
If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Find out more at Masters funding overview.
Please view our Scholarships and Employment page for the latest information about School scholarships.