Teaching and learning
Masters students are required to undertake significant amounts of independent study in conjunction with lectures and seminars.
Independent study is supported by tutorial and feedback sessions.
Students take a research methods module, complete a 20,000-word dissertation and choose from optional modules centred on the department’s research clusters: British history, gender history, medieval history and modern history.
In addition there are many opportunities for students to gain practical experience and skills such as organising and/or participating in workshops and conferences.
History students are also invited to undertake up to two professional development modules which allow you to apply your specialist masters training in a careers context.
Learn a language alongside your masters degree
Facilities and resources
Nottingham has excellent facilities for postgraduate students both in terms of formal teaching and personal study space.
Funding for masters students
The University is committed to making study at Nottingham both accessible and affordable.
The majority of postgraduate students in the UK fund their own studies, often from a package made up of personal savings, parental loans or contributions, bank loans and support from a trust or charity.
However, financial support and competitive scholarships are available and we encourage applicants to explore all funding opportunities at least a year in advance of the start date.
Funding opportunities for postgraduate history students