Postgraduate study in History and Cultures

Our programmes in the School of History and Cultures offer you enquiry-based learning in a rich and diverse environment that stimulates debate and challenges conventional thinking.

archaeology-studentWe offer a range of postgraduate taught and postgraduate research courses within the School of History and Cultures, with both campus-based and distance learning study available. Our staff publish widely, and we have a strong and supportive research culture in the School.

African Studies and Anthropology

The Department of African Studies and Anthropology (DASA) has an established, international reputation as a centre of excellence in the study of Africa and its diasporas. Our programmes include a taught Masters programmes in Africa and Development, Masters- and doctoral-level research degrees, and our  MRes African Studies, which combines three taught modules, with a 20,000 word thesis.

Postgraduate study in African Studies and Anthropology

Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology

We bring together the study of Greece, Rome and Egypt. Our staff offer a wide range of expertise in the history, culture, archaeology and languages of the ancient world. We are also home to the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies – the only research centre in the UK which brings all of these subjects together in a single unit.

Postgraduate study in Classics Ancient History and Archaeology 

Heritage Studies

Are you looking to develop your career in the field of heritage? Are you already working in the heritage industry and looking to further develop your knowledge, understanding and skills?

Our established postgraduate programmes provide training for students embarking on, or developing careers in, many aspects of heritage.

Postgraduate study in Heritage Studies


The University is ranked as one of the world’s top 100 institutions to study History in the 2023 QS World Rankings and the Department of History is ranked eighth in the country in the Research Excellence Framework exercise 2021 based on Grade Point Average, according to Times Higher Education.

We have a wide range of courses available, including campus and distance learning Masters options, MRes courses and opportunities for doctoral research. 

Postgraduate study in History

All of the academic staff I have worked with are extremely supportive. They're really excited by my work and offer invaluable mentorship and advice.

Phoebe, PhD History

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