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Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

International History

Course type


Course Summary

It’s an exciting and important moment to study International History. This distance learning course will stimulate inquiring minds by providing an insight into international relationships and rapid changes over time.

This course will take you on a journey through modern international history.

The MA offers the opportunity to develop interest and insight, whether you’re looking to develop your professional profile in a related field or wanting as an enthusiast to explore the relationship between history and politics. This is set against dramatic developments in communications, science and technology, urbanisation and industrialisation. The course is taught and assessed entirely online, giving you the freedom to study anytime, anywhere.

Enjoy the flexibility of distance learning while connecting with students with a range of experience. You’ll be encouraged to use digital platforms for a weekly programme of study with regular support from our experts and debate subject with fellow students.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MA International History.


After completing the International History MA, you’ll be equipped with transferable skills attractive to employers. These can be adapted to a range of professions including:

  • Education
  • National foreign or defence ministries
  • Armed forces
  • Security services
  • International or regional organisations

Eager for more knowledge? Upon completion, you’ll be ideally placed for further academic study at PhD level.


There are two types of assessments: practice (also called formative) or formal (also called summative).

Your formal assessments could include essays, virtual presentations or critical reviews.

Different course options

Distance without attendance | Staffordshire University (Stoke-on-Trent Campus) | 3 years | 14-SEP-20

Study mode

Distance without attendance


3 years

Start date



Dissertation in International Relations (Vle) (60 Credits) - Core
Concepts in International History (Vle) (30 Credits) - Core
International Lives (30 Credits) - Core
Transnationalism and Global Interdependence (60 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Honours degree of 2:2 or above, or relevant professional experience.

University information

Based in the West Midlands, Staffordshire University offers many different postgraduate courses across a wide range of different subject areas and study options. The main city campus is based in Stoke-on-Trent with the University’s dedicated Centres of Excellence in Healthcare Education located in Stafford and Shrewsbury. Students can study Postgraduate Certificates, Postgraduate Diplomas, Masters, PGCE or PhDs at the University, and these...more