This MA in History provides theoretical and practical training in major themes in local and regional history, research methods, project planning and writing. You'll explore aspects of British and Irish local and regional history between 1750 and 1950, and be introduced to the key themes of poverty and welfare, crime and policing, the role of families, urban history, religion and industrialisation. Using our world-class collection of online primary source materials, you'll be encouraged to produce an independent research project on a topic of your choice.
Key features of the course
• Develops your ability to present a sustained argument in clear, logical prose
• Builds your skills of analysis, critical thinking and practical research
• Provides a firm foundation for further research studies
• Applicable to a wide range of careers.
The learning outcomes of this qualification are described in four areas:
• Knowledge and understanding
• Cognitive skills
• Practical and professional skills
• Key skills
On successful completion of the required modules you can be awarded the Master of Arts in History, entitling you to use the letters MA (Hist) (Open) after your name. You will have the opportunity of being presented at a degree ceremony.
If you leave the programme before you qualify for the MA you can gain a Postgraduate Diploma in Humanities after successfully completing the 120-credit module MA History part 1 (A825).
Recognition in your country
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Credit transfer is not available for this qualification.