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International Slavery Studies MA

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

International History Culture / Gender / Folklore Labour History

Course type


Course Summary

The MA in International Slavery Studies is our regular research seminars offer unparalleled opportunities to debate fresh approaches with a programme of renowned international speakers;
The unique partnership between the University and the International Slavery Museum offers students the opportunity to work with the curators of the Museum as they consider how to develop its galleries in the future; Our library boasts a wide range of resources, many available online, with a particularly strong collection for the study of slavery, abolition and resistance.
This programme is a pioneering opportunity to choose your disciplinary skills training to suit your interests and aspirations, permitting you to pick from a wide variety of literary, historical and social science modules.

As a postgraduate research student you’ll receive comprehensive skills from the Graduate School, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and History Department. This will equip you with the research skills you need to successfully complete your PhD. Our PhD programmes place a strong emphasis on independent research and study, culminating in a 100,000-word dissertation.

Careers: The MA degrees are designed to provide students with a wide range of transferable skills. Our taught programmes are designed to meet the training requirements of the AHRC and the ESRC and thus to equip you for further study towards an MPhil/PhD. However, our MA students go into a wide range of professions, including media, public sector management and school teaching, as well as academia. This course will appeal to you whether you want to study for the MA or progress further towards a PhD. There are special modules covering theory, methodology, and research skills, which prepare students for a wide variety of careers, including those working on topics related to slavery, abolition, resistance and their commemoration.

Different course options

Full time | University of Liverpool | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module aims to enable the student to complete a piece of original research to high academic standards.

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

Applicants should normally have a BA in the arts, Humanities, Social Sciences or a related discipline (UK classification 2:1 or above, or international equivalent).