MA Historical Research & Public History

The MA Historical Research & Public History offers a unique combination of classic training in historical research, historical method, historiography and theory, with advanced education and practical experience in the innovative and emerging field of Public History.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for the MA Historical Research & Public History at NCH London.


We welcome applications from graduates of a wide range of humanities and social sciences disciplines with a passion for history, its research and communication.


Offers are typically made to applicants holding an upper second-class honours undergraduate degree (or equivalent). Each applicant will be assessed on an individual basis through their application, a reference and personal statement.


NCH welcomes applications from mature students who may have been out of education for a while who have equivalent professional experience.

For international students

English language requirements

We would typically require an IELTS score of 7.0 (including 6.5 in each component). If you need a visa to study in the UK, then we can only accept the IELTS test from a UKVI approved centre and not any other English language tests due to the visa requirements set by the UK Government. You must have obtained these scores within two years before application to NCH.

EU/EEA students who have taken higher level English as part of their secondary school or university examinations, or who have been educated entirely in English for a minimum of three years before application, may be exempt from these requirements.