MA History

University of Glasgow
United Kingdom
Master's Degree
Study mode
4 years
Total tuition fee (local)
Contact the university / college
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 71,023

Entry Requirements


  • Standard academic entry requirements: AAB.
  • Minimum academic entry requirements: BBB.
  • Other mandatory requirements: Must include at least one arts, humanities or language subject.


  • Standard academic entry requirements: S5 entry requirement = AAAA/AAABB. S6 entry requirement = AAAAAB (S6 entry requirements only apply to applicants who achieved the minimum S5 requirements and have been made a conditional offer).
  • Minimum academic entry requirements: Applicants who achieve less than AAAA or AAABB in S5 but have achieved at least ABBB MAY receive an offer based on S6 results. A decision will be made in March 2015 once all applications have been reviewed.
  • Other mandatory requirements: Must include English and a humanities subject or language at Grades A/B or B/A.

International Baccalaureate

  • Standard academic entry requirements: 36 points.
  • Minimum academic entry requirements: 34 points.
  • Other mandatory requirements: Offers will specify subjects and grades to be attained at Higher Level.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training):

  • overall score 6.5
  • no sub-test less than 6.0
  • or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification (see below)

Common equivalent English language qualifications:

  • ibTOEFL: 92; no sub-test less than 20*
  • CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): B minimum
  • CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): C minimum
  • PTE Academic (Person Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59
  • IGCSE: English language: B minimum.


Year 1

  • You will take two core courses covering Scottish and Medieval history over a broad time span. Between them, these courses introduce you to the study of history first in a national Scottish and then a broader European context. Forces driving continuity and change in Scottish and European politics, society, economy and culture are assessed over time.

Year 2

  • You will study modern social and cultural history and American history. These courses introduce you to new historical skills and approaches and represent a progression from first year. You will also have the option of taking a modern European history course. 

Years 3 and 4

  • Barbarians in the Mediterranean
  • The Norman Conquest 1066-1100
  • Print, propaganda and subversion in Europe 1630-1800
  • Scottish popular culture
  • Intelligence, the state and international relations in the 20th century
  • American landscape history.

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