Humanities at Leeds

Study your humanities degree at Leeds

Join a world top 100 university, study in the UK and graduate after one year.

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With Masters courses spanning many different specialisms, the School of English is the ideal place to take your studies further.

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Explore a variety of historical topics and develop your own area of historical expertise with a Masters degree from the School of History.

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Philosophy, Religion and History of Science

Join a relaxed and friendly environment where staff and students from our different subjects learn from each other.

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Postgraduate humanities degrees at Leeds

Our one-year Masters degrees encompass study, research and real-world application in a range of humanities subjects.

You will deepen your subject knowledge while developing transferable skills that employers look for and be encouraged to contribute to the postgraduate community at Leeds, with opportunities in your School and across the University.

The University’s Careers Service offers careers support, access to professional development resources and employer recruitment events aimed at humanities students. Leeds is ranked 5th in the UK for graduate recruitment (Graduate Market in 2021, High Fliers Research).

About the University of Leeds

Located in Northern England, Leeds is one of the largest universities in the UK. We have more than 38,000 students currently enrolled from over 170 countries, making our campus one of the most diverse and multicultural in the UK.

Leeds, located equidistant between London and Edinburgh, is the 2nd largest business centre in the UK after London and one of the most popular student cities in the UK.

Leeds city centre is a short walk from our single-site campus and is home to an abundance of cultural offerings, an ever-growing retail and restaurant scene, sporting events and transport connections to the rest of Yorkshire, the UK and the rest of the world. 


in the world for English Language and Literature

QS World Rankings by Subject 2021


in the UK for History

The Times and Sunday Times' Good University Guide 2021


in the world for Arts and Humanities

QS World Rankings by Subject 2021

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Explore your interests in greater depth and develop your own academic identity.

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Gain specialist knowledge with our Masters degrees, with opportunities to focus on a range of themes.

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