MA Social and Cultural History

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    MA 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Course Description

This taught MA offers a wide-ranging introduction to higher level study in social and cultural history. Covering a number of critical areas of historical work the programme will help you to develop and enhance your skills as a research historian. This is an opportunity to deepen your passion for the past through fascinating modules that engage with new and emerging research, approaches and debates.

The course provides a well-structured introduction to the methods and theories associated with social and cultural history. Specific modules also provide opportunities to engage in a more focused study of historical topics from the medieval to the modern. Research skills are embedded in the core modules and there is an opportunity to take a research-based work-related placement.

Entry Requirements

You will need to have obtained, or be predicted to obtain, normally an undergraduate honours degree with a minimum of lower second class honours (or equivalent).

In addition, all students will need to pay £57.20 for an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure Barring Service. A successful Enhanced Disclosure is required before commencing the course.

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Student Destinations

This MA is preparation for professions that depend on advanced skills in research, analysis, critical argument and communication. Specific abilities in archival research and advanced historical methodologies support students in a range of career choices, from further academic study to heritage-related employment.

An MA in History need not result in a career specifically tied to the subject; it equips students with excellent organisational, project-management, and analytical skills sought-after in sectors such as journalism, law, administration and public policy.

Module Details

 You will study a wide variety of modules within this course which may include some of the following:

  • Social History: Introduction, approaches and methods
  • Cultural History: Theory, debates and discourse
  • Cultures of Secrecy and Security
  • Bombers & Mash: Lincolnshire and the Second World War
  • A Cultural History of Death, Dying and Disposal

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