University of Sheffield

Department of History

MA American History


The University of Sheffield

Western Bank

Sheffield, England S10 2TN

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A.-American History

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The MA in American history gives you the opportunity to study the historical development of the United States from the first encounter between Europeans and Native Americans in the colonial period through to the end of the Cold War. You will take a team-taught core course that introduces you to major themes in American historiography.

Thereafter you will choose from option modules taught by experienced members of staff whose research interests feed directly into their teaching at postgraduate level. As well as developing your understanding of the salient issues in American history from the colonial through the modern eras, this MA develops your awareness of the historiography and your confidence in working with primary source materials. If you are interested in going on to doctoral research, you will receive guidance on how to put together a PhD proposal. Meanwhile, you will receive the regular and supportive supervision needed to help you define the topic of your dissertation and pursue it through to a successful conclusion.

We offer a work placement module that will allow you to gain vocational experience while you study and University Studentships.  Please see our website for details.


We are pleased to offer the Sheffield Scholarship 2016 to all US students commencing a Taught Masters programme in September 2016. The scholarships are: • £2,000 if your tuition fees are between £14,500 and £16,500 • £2,500 for each student paying fees of £16,501 and upwards We also offer scholarships of 50% of the course fee which will be offered on the basis of academic merit.

International Student Requirements:

IELTS 7.0 (with no less than 6 in each part), or TOEFL minimum score 550 or equivalent.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

In State Tuition (per year): 12160 GBP

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