MA in International Slavery Studies

Postgraduate Certificate / Master's Degree

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The University of Liverpool offers one of the few programmes in the world that allows students to study slavery and unfree labour in a wide variety of past and present contexts. The redesigned programme addresses a growing interest, nationally and internationally, in the histories and afterlives of transatlantic slavery, including questions of activism, resistance and protest. The MA also provides for the increasing numbers of students who seek to study modern slavery in terms of its relationship to migration, human rights and other forms of unfree labour.

The programme proposes two pathways in historical and modern slavery. Your seminars, research and tutorials will range broadly, challenging you to analyse historical forms of slavery, to critique modern responses to human trafficking, to evaluate the legacies and memorialisation of slavery in contemporary society, and to apply critical and literary theories to representations of slavery. Drawing expertise from researchers across the institution, students will benefit from our unique relationship with the International Slavery Museum. You will work with the Museum’s staff to study the commemoration and memorialisation of slavery, while the broader MA programme is a flagship activity for the Centre for the Study of International Slavery – a long-standing venture between the Museum and the University. As members of the Centre, students will meet the international speakers in our seminar series and at our conferences, presenting cutting edge research for criticism and debate.

Through its compulsory and optional modules, the MA allows you to study a range of subjects that link the local (reflecting in particular the significant role of Liverpool in the history and afterlives of Atlantic slavery) with the global (introducing slave and unfree labour in a wide range of chronological and geographical contexts). External partners contribute directly to delivery and the MA draws on wider extracurricular opportunities for students to engage with slavery and unfree labour in a range of different professional and international contexts. The MA provides opportunities for students to complement more traditional attention to slavery and abolition by studying also resistance, activism and protest.

This course is the right one for you if you are interested in:

  • Advancing your knowledge and understanding of the field of slavery and unfree labour from historical perspectives but also in the context of the modern world
  • Engaging with the range of disciplines, subject areas and knowledge domains within and beyond the academy that contribute to the field of slavery and unfree labour
  • Developing an up-to-date and critical awareness of leading theoretical approaches, key methodologies and new debates and practices at the forefront of current research in the field
  • Learning to think independently, critically and creatively with complex material and developing an international and interdisciplinary outlook
  • Advancing key skills and professional insights that are as relevant to non-academic employment as to further academic (e.g., PhD) study
  • Enhancing your understanding of the afterlives of Atlantic slavery and the challenges of modern slavery as a subject of academic study – as well as of their place and significance in the wider (professional, political and socio-cultural) world
  • Becoming a co-producer of knowledge relevant to slavery and unfree labour through engagement with external partners.


Entry requirements

To apply for one of our History MA programmes you should normally have a BA in History or a related discipline (UK classification 2:1 or above, or international equivalent).

A Personal Statement which clearly demonstrates an interest in the programme and an understanding of the context of the programme is also required. 

Applicants may be called to interview and, if so, will be requested to submit a sample of their historical analysis (between 1500 and 2500 words) in English for discussion during the interview. Please note that being asked to interview is no guarantee of being offered a place.

International qualifications

Applications from international students are welcome. International qualifications will be evaluated in line with the National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) guidelines.

English language qualifications

All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language and are required to provide evidence of this. Qualifications accepted by the University can be found on our International webpages.

If you meet the academic requirements of the course but do not have the required level of English Language, it is possible for you to come and study at the University on one of our Pre-sessional EAP programmes.

If you require additional English Language training during your study, the University is able to provide tuition and arrange IELTS tests through its English Language Centre.

IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component)
International Baccalaureate Standard Level(Grade 5)
Hong Kong use of English AS level C
INDIA Standard XII 70% or above from Central and Metro State Boards
Cambridge Proficiency C

Please be advised that TOEFL is no longer classified by UK Visas and Immigration as a Secure English Language Test (SELT). However, at the current time the university is continuing to accept TOEFL, at the required level, for entry on to Undergraduate and Postgraduate academic programmes. 



Fees cover the cost of your tuition, registration, examinations (but not re-sits) and graduation.

Tuition fees (Home)

The University’s tuition fees are normally fixed at yearly intervals and follow Government guidelines on minimum levels. The normal tuition fee for Home (UK) postgraduate taught students per year (for the academic year 2022/23, unless otherwise specified) are stated below.  Please note that part-time fees are charged at 50% of the full-time fee shown below per year (unless otherwise specified). 

In addition to your tuition fees, you may incur other costs in relation to your studies such as photocopying in the library, buying textbooks and specialist equipment or going on field classes.

Fee for this course £9,650

International students

International students are required to pay the full costs of their tuition in the UK with each university setting its own international fees. 

The University of Liverpool’s fees represent excellent value for money for a Russell Group University. The normal tuition fee for full-time international postgraduate taught students per year (for the academic year 2022/23, unless otherwise specified) will be as follows:

International fee for this course £20,350



Career prospects

The International Slavery MA delivers the ideal training if you are seeking an academic career in the field of slavery and unfree labour. The MA also provides a solid foundation for broader careers in education, the cultural sector, and third sector industries. If you have a professional background in any of these (or other relevant) areas, the MA provides you with the opportunity for continuing professional development, whilst enabling you to bring your experiences to the cohort which will further enrich the programme.

Graduates of this MA programme have the opportunity to enhance their future employment opportunities by engaging closely with the Centre’s external partners in the Liverpool and Merseyside region and beyond.

The International Slavery MA offers an opportunity to enhance your skills for a wide range of employment and professional fields, especially where communication, collaborative working, critical thinking and research are key components of the role. The required modules all emphasise public-facing thinking and activity (regionally, nationally and internationally) as well as encouraging co-production of knowledge and research experience. The modules are also designed to enhance confidence and digital fluency, and foster skills such as organisation, teamwork, time management, personal initiative and responsibility. All of these will be transferrable to future work environments within a global context including:

• Further research in the study of slavery, dependence, and subordination, or of particular historical, political, and social dimensions of these phenomena, eg PhD studentships in a wide range of disciplines.
• Research positions, eg central or local government, journalism, police, leisure and heritage, business, public affairs, politics.
• Public education and custodianship, eg museums, schools, gallery.
• Consultancies and activist positions in national and international governmental and nongovernmental organisations, charities, community-based and grassroots organisations focused on slavery, human trafficking, and human rights (eg Anti-Slavery International; various UN bodies).


Programme start

September 2022



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This university offers accommodation to all the international students and has over 4,500 rooms in the city campus or the Greenbank Student Village, also the students can benefit from a living in a safe, clean, and comfortable environment with excellent full-time support from the University of Liverpool staff in dormitories and student halls, however, the applicants must apply for accommodation as soon as possible at the time of application, even before starting the classes because the students can get a great room based on a first-come, first-served basis, also the students can use complete facilities like desk, bed, shower, wifi, kitchen, and so on in all the Liverpool campus halls like the Crown place, Dover Court, Melville Grove, Vine Court, and so on.

After Graduation

The students are allowed to work while studying at this university, but the hours depend on their mode of education, and the free time that they have per week, also the international applicants’ work permit depends on their visas, therefore, they can check their visas to find out if they are allowed to work in this country, furthermore, the students received their visas from outside the UK, their visas should have “work must be authorized” or any other phrase meaning the same thing, also the applicants who extend their visas in the UK and have an ID card must be able to see “Restricted Work P/T term time. F/T vacations” on their renewed permit.
Overall, the full-time students can work for up to 20 hours per week, however, the University of Liverpool recommends that the students work for at most 15 hours per week and focus on their studies to get better results at this university, also the students can work full-time during their university vacation time to save money for their study and living expenses in the future, moreover, if the students get good results in their studies, they can get a scholarship or fund to help them pay for their tuition fee, furthermore, the students can find a proper and related job by using the local newspapers, website, or the careers and employment service website of the University of Liverpool.


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MA in International Slavery Studies


Postgraduate Certificate / Master's Degree

University of Liverpool

United Kingdom

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