Description

Our Master’s degree in Public History will prepare you for a career in the field of History and Public Heritage or for further study at doctoral level.

  • This degree will prepare you for a career in the field of cultural heritage or for further study at doctoral level.
  • Students will be taught by experts in the field working in the Centre for the Philosophy of History.
  • The programme includes sessions taught by the Public History Team at the National Archives.

Why study Public History?

Most people’s sense of the past comes from public history, through film and television, fiction, museums, heritage sites and memory work.

This course looks at the kinds of pasts that are produced in these popular forms. It examines how they are made and the ways in which they are consumed and understood.

As part of your study you’ll be able to gain practical experience of working in a cultural heritage site, museum, gallery or archive.

The degree will help to prepare you for a career in public history related fields. It will also show you why the uses we make of the past are not just matters of academic interest.

Study Details:

MA/PGDip/PGCert 1 year full-time

Module Details:

  • Public History
  • Making Histories
  • History: Spaces and Places
  • Memory, History, Testimony
  • Research Methods and Dissertation
  • Professional Attachment

Student Destinations

Recent graduates from the course have found work in archives and the course is designed to help students find careers in fields such as heritage, education and the media. It will contribute to the professional development of people who are already employed in these sectors. It will also provide a critical and methodological platform for students who wish to progress to doctoral level research.

One of our MA Public History students, Catharine Williams, undertook a work placement at the National Archives and has recently published a blog about conscientious objectors in Twickenham in the First World War on their website.

Fees

Home/EU: £7,580 International: £13,650

Entry Requirements

To qualify for entry students should normally have a second-class degree or relevant experience.

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