University of Sheffield

Department of History

MA International History


The University of Sheffield

Western Bank

Sheffield, England S10 2TN

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A.International History

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The MA in International History allows you to examine and research key themes and regions in the making of world history from the late nineteenth century until the present day. Recently identified as one of the leading History Departments in Britain for the study of empire, Sheffield is a centre of path-breaking teaching and research in imperialism and nationalism, anti-colonial struggles, the impact of world war, and hegemony and globalisation, amongst many other topics. Particular regional focus is given to Africa and South Asia.

You take a team-taught core module which will give you an understanding of significant trends in the historiography of this field, covering topics such as theories of imperialism, the decentring of Europe, global wars, decolonisation, the rise and fall of the nation state, revolution and counter-revolution, and hegemony and its discontents. You will explore key developments in international history and consider major historiographical controversies and debates. You then choose from a range of options, covering subjects such as imperialism and the partition of Africa, the impact of colonialism in comparative perspective, and the significance of the life and times of Jawaharlal Nehru.

We offer a work placement module that will allow you to gain vocational experience while you study and University Studentships. 


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 600 with TWE 4.5 (paper based) or TOEFL 250 with TWE 4.5, or TOEFL 100 (iBT) or equivalent.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

In State Tuition (per year): 12160 GBP

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