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Full time


1 year

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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

History Cultural Studies

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Course Summary


Explore the influence of significant events and contexts on culture

Develop into an independent researcher in a supportive environment as you meet and learn from experts in the study of cultural history.

Our MA Cultural History course allows you to explore and consider the definitions, evolutions, and theoretical understandings of the effects of historical events on people, their beliefs, and their behaviour.

Why this course?

This course will appeal to anyone who is thoughtful, intellectually curious, and inquisitive about cultural history, and who would like a supportive and stimulating learning environment in which to learn.

We want to help you to develop your academic research, investigative, and writing skills as you work towards a specialism within the area of cultural history that interests you.

We offer full and part time options for both our taught and research masters courses. This allows you to fit your studies around your other commitments.

On this course you will:

  • Present your ideas in a convincing and structured way to a range of audiences, both academic and non-academic.
  • Discuss and argue in an informed, thoughtful and sensitive way, including the ability to compare critical approaches and different methodologies.
  • Enhance your skills in high-level academic writing.
  • Learn from our expert team of published writers and leading academics.
  • Develop your independent research skills, including compiling bibliographies, understanding the range of academic tools, and use of the internet or research.

Why take an MA?

Become an active and confident researcher

Our MA Cultural History course develops you into an active and confident academic researcher.

The course acts as a gateway to MPhil/PhD research and provides opportunity to focus your topic of interest ahead of any potential doctorate study you choose to undertake.

This course would be ideal for:

  • Anyone interested in intellectual development.
  • Those wanting to develop their skills, subject knowledge, and confidence in research and the presentation of research.
  • Those looking for careers in research-related fields, librarianship, or arts management.
  • Teachers of Cultural History and related subjects.
  • Those pursuing careers requiring high-level abilities in writing, presentation, and critical analysis.
  • Any employment role requiring skills in self-directed analysis, communication and writing, such as editing and publishing.
  • Any business role requiring abilities in self-managed development and the presentation of ideas.
  • Current students who are keen to enhance their studies further.


In this core module you will engage in advanced, detailed and specific learning across a number of key themes in the formation and representation of British cultural identities. Taught over two semesters it provides a space for you to learn, think and practice a variety of examples of cultural history.

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Entry requirements

Students need to have an honours degree at 2:1 or higher in a related discipline. Students with a 2:2 honours degree will be considered on a case by case basis. You will be required to attend an interview.

University information

The University of Chichester has two campuses: one in the centre of Chichester, a charming and historic town, and the other close to the sea in Bognor Regis. The University offers both taught and research degrees at postgraduate level, with many of the courses offering work placements during the year. There is a vast range of academic departments to choose from, including Business, Dance, Humanities, Music, Sport and Theatre. Both sites –...more

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