Postgraduate programmes

History at Leicester has a thriving postgraduate community. We offer a variety of degrees, which reflect the expertise of our staff, allowing us to offer a diverse teaching programme and support a large and vibrant research culture.

Our postgraduate degrees are challenging, rewarding and are designed to develop skills which will enhance your career prospects. Our PhD students have been on the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Collaborative Doctoral Award scheme which has given them the opportunity to work with external organisations such as English Heritage, Victoria County History Trust and the Society of Apothecaries.

Postgraduate scholarships are available for Masters students. The Masters Excellence Scholarships are available to new UK/EU applicants registering for a full- or part-time, campus-based Masters degree. 

All our postgraduate degrees are campus-based and taught via full- or part-time study.

Available degrees

History MA
1-2 years, full- or part-time
This is for you if... you want to expand the depth of your historical knowledge and develop advanced skills in historical research.

History MRes
1-2 years, full- or part-time
This is for you if... you want to develop advanced skills in historical research methods and apply these to an extended piece of independent research.

English Local and Family History MA
1-2 years, full- or part-time
This is for you if... you are fascinated by regional identities, society and landscape, and historical ecology and you wish to learn historical research techniques.

Urban History MA
1-2 years, full- or part-time
This is for you if... you want to study the history of urban culture and society at a specialist research centre of international academic excellence.

Urban Conservation MA
1-2 years, full- or part-time
This is for you if... you want to increase your historical knowledge of cities, conservation and heritage and apply your learning in a practical setting.

New History Lab

Created by postgraduate students, the New History Lab is a space for MA and PhD students to meet, speak and eat cake.

Discover the lab