MA Public History
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)
The MA in Public History is a new course for the academic year 2017/2018. It builds upon the well-establised status of the School of History in the fields of commemoration and public history. Students will examine both the theoretical and practical elements of public history through the programme.
- Provides successful graduates with both theoretical and practical skills to disseminate history across multiple platforms
- Develops skillset as a historian alongside interdisciplinary analysis of memory studies and commemoration
- Practical skills in podcasting, exhibitions, and conference organisation
The MA in Public History is a new course for the academic year 2017-18. It builds upon the well-established status of the School of History in the fields of commemoration and public history. Students will work closely with historians active in public history and commemorations. Analysing the role of the public historian across multiple platforms, this course offers students the opportunity to build a tailored skillset which will allow them to disseminate history across multiple media and to consider how history can be utilised in informing public discourse and the shaping of policy in culture, education, politics, and the media. Through a mixture of academic and practical modules, students will be guided through the theory and application of public history. The course also offers the opportunity for students to undertake relevant work experience in podcasting, publishing, policy, and print media.
This course is open to graduates from a humanities, social sciences, or cognate disciplines. This course affords students the ability to undertake traditional aspects of the MA in History such as researching and writing an MA dissertation while also providing specialist training in the theory and practice of public history.