Course Comparison

Course MA History MPhil/PhD History
Award Master of Arts - MA Master of Philosophy/Doctor of Philosophy - MPhil/PhD
Duration 1 year 4 years
Course type Full-time, Part-time route available Full-time, Part-time route available
Placement - -
Location Plymouth Plymouth
Provider School of Humanities and Performing Arts School of Humanities and Performing Arts
Entry requirements

To join MA History you will need:

  • an honours  degree in history or a related subject, or a professional qualification, recognised as being equivalent to degree standard
  • an ordinary degree, foundation degree, higher national diploma, or university diploma, accompanied by substantial experience in an appropriate field.

If you possess overseas qualifications you can check their comparability with the UK equivalent through UK NARIC, who provide an advisory service.

Masters degree or equivalent from a UK higher education institution in a relevant subject.  

 If you do not have a masters level qualification, we recommend you consider applying for our ResM History. Students who are making exceptional progress in a ResM programme, may progress directly into our PhD programme without having to complete the masters.

Applicants normally have to supply a research proposal, personal statement, and occasionally evidence that they are prepared to undertake the proposed project. This may include a portfolio, or a sample of critical writing, depending on their area of study.

Other UK or overseas qualifications may also be accepted – with academic reference

For more general guidelines and application requirements, please visit the research degrees applicants page.