Taught Masters degrees

Entry requirements

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Academic qualifications

For taught MA courses our entry requirements are a first class or upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in History or a related subject.

English Language requirements

If your first language is not English then you'll need to meet our English Language minimum requirements:

  • IELTS score of 6.5, with at least a 6.0 in all components;
  • TOEFL scores of:
    • 92 (internet-based test) with no less than 21 in listening and reading, 22 in writing and 23 in speaking

In order to be deemed valid by the UK Border Agency, your test results must be less than two years old by the time of your start date at Leeds.

Please note that our English Language Requirements are above the University minimum. If you pass the University minimum but do not achieve the School of History's requirements, please get in touch with us so that our Admissions Tutors can consider your situation.


View details of the fees for our Masters Degrees.

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  1. Entry requirements
  2. How to apply
  3. Deadlines and timescales
  4. Pursuing your interests
  5. Further Information on MA in the History of Health, Medicine and Society
  6. Further information on MA War and Strategy
  7. Your learning environment