Postgraduate study in History Back to 'History' The University of Birmingham's History department was ranked first in the country in the Research Excellence Framework 2014. We have an excellent research environment and also host major research projects relating to both contemporary and earlier periods. Researchers are supported by the excellent resources of the University Library, and have easy access to record offices and libraries in the region. Students have access to working space and to computing facilities in the postgraduate suites shared with postgraduates in other related disciplines, through the College of Arts and Law Graduate School. In addition to regular supervision, research seminars give staff and postgraduates the opportunity to present their findings, to discuss methods and results, and to meet and to hear papers from visiting scholars. Postgraduate degree courses Taught Contemporary History MA Early Modern History MA Global History MA History MA by distance learning History of Warfare MA Holocaust and Genocide MA/Diploma/Certificate Medieval Studies MA Military History MA by distance learning Modern British Studies MA Social Research (Economic and Social History) MA West Midlands History MA Combined Early Modern History MRes Medieval History MRes Twentieth Century British History MRes Research History PhD/MA by Research (On-Campus or by Distance Learning) Learn more Staff supervision areas Postgraduate research History research centres Postgraduate research forums EU referendum Answering your questions and concerns about the outcome of the EU referendum. All of our postgraduate students become part of the College of Arts and Law Graduate School. Visit the website to find out more about its vibrant research community and top class facilities, as well as funding and scholarship opportunities.