This master's degree in History provides a deep and thorough understanding of past eras, episodes and societies, as well as the skills to conduct research, manage projects, think critically, and influence others - some of the most sought after qualities amongst employers.
Roehampton offers expertise over an extensive range of historical periods from medieval tax systems to the Tudor Court, and modern Europe to the Cold War, and we allow you to choose which ages and historical events you want to specialise in. Roehampton's historians lead the field and you will study with these top scholars to develop research questions of your own.
On this MA History, you will learn how to research in digital technologies as well as traditional methods, which is crucial training for research in the 21st century. By taking modules that hone your research skills, you will be equipped to work with academics who will use their expertise to support and benefit your work, and introduce you to advanced studies in historical topics.
You will complete work placements as part of the programme where you will apply the knowledge and skills you learn in the classroom in the real world. Your work placement might be in public history, such as archives, libraries or museums, or media, community services, heritage and cultural management, or event planning. The University has connections with businesses and employers across London and you will have opportunities to build your professional network that will benefit your career.
Our location in South West London is within close proximity to the National Archives at Kew, as well as the extensive resources the rest of London has to offer. Our new University library holds over 290,000 books and journals, including extensive collections and archives. Our online learning environment enables you to access books, articles, and primary documents from wherever you are in the world.
If you are interested in studying our MA History, please get in touch with us to discuss your interests and find out more about the course and studying at Roehampton.
The MA History is designed for people who want to take their historical knowledge to the next step and specialise in a particular area. Whether you are interested in early modern politics, the Vietnam War, or something else entirely, you will be able to develop your own expertise at Roehampton.
You will take two core skills modules, which are designed to sharpen your research abilities and fully acquaint you with a range of historical literature. You will take a module that examines key themes in historical research and a module that includes a work placement or an academic conference.
The final stage of the MA is completing a 15,000 word dissertation in which you choose the periods, people, and themes to explore.
You will be taught in small seminar groups and will have one to one sessions with your supervisor, who will be assigned based on your research interests.
Texts and Contexts
Advanced Research Methods
Themes in Historical Study
Applied Historical Research
Employment in the creative and heritage industries, e.g. publishing, museums and archives, the media, or in any sector that prizes research and communication skills eg. teaching, marketing, media and law. Also ideal for those interested in further academic study.
PGDip: 120; MA: 180
1 year (full-time); 2 years (part-time).
Professor Trevor Dean
+44 (0)20 8392 3242