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Public History and Heritage, MA

Public History and Heritage, MA

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Full time | Singleton Park Campus | 1 year | SEP-22

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-22

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Museum Studies / Museology History

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

COURSE OVERVIEW

The MA in Public History and Heritage is ideal if you are directly aiming for a career in that field. We offer a flexible programme designed to offer academic training and relevant employability skills.

You will have the chance to engage with external heritage organisations and gain practical, hands-on experience with staff projects in heritage and public history.

A range of stimulating and relevant modules are available to choose, covering topics from Ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome to contemporary local history.

In the second part of the course you have a choice of a 60-credit practice-based dissertation project, or a 60-credit written dissertation project.

WHY PUBLIC HISTORY AND HERITAGE AT SWANSEA?

Swansea University will connect you with respected external heritage organisations, allowing you to gain experience with a number of projects.

The College of Arts and Humanities is based on our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay.

Designed to promote individual and collaborative research activity of international standard, the Graduate Centre provides a supportive environment for postgraduate research and taught masters study.

It offers postgraduate training to enhance academic and professional development, and facilitates seminar programmes, workshops and international conferences.

PUBLIC HISTORY AND HERITAGE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

This course is designed to develop your employability by connecting you with external heritage organisations. In addition to practical specialised skills, you will develop excellent oral and writing skills.

Graduates from this course are well positioned for a career in public history and heritage. But they also enter industries including education or government.

Our career support services include:

  • Employability workshops, employers’ talks, bespoke events and careers fairs
  • Individual advice and guidance from professionally qualified Careers Advisers
  • Help with finding jobs, internships, work placements and volunteering opportunities
  • Access to information resources on a wide range of career management topics
  • Funding to support student internship opportunities and Student Society/Club events.

Modules

This module enables students to gain practical experience of working with a heritage organisation or project in a graduate-level role. Placements may involve the acquisition of skills in museum work, community projects, heritage interpretation and policy (but are not restricted to these areas). Group discussion and individual tutorials will support students in preparing an extended essay reflecting on their work experience in the context of literature on heritage and public history.
Written Dissertation (60 Credits)
Practice-Based Dissertation Project (60 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

7,850

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

16,650

Entry requirements

Our preferred offer is a 2:1 degree in History, Heritage Studies, Archaeology, Classics, Egyptology, Geography, Cultural Studies, Sociology or a 2:1 degree in other arts, humanities or social science subjects, or a science-based archaeology or conservation degree. We will also consider applications from candidates with significant professional or volunteering experience in the heritage/public history sector.

University information

Ideally located on the stunning Swansea Bay coastline, this Welsh university provides easy access to impressive beaches along the Gower Peninsula as well as a buzzing city centre. Since its inception in 1920, Swansea University has been at the cutting edge of research and innovation. Swansea continues this legacy today, receiving a wide range of accolades and awards each year. The university is thrilled to be included in the top 25 for...more

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