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Public History and Heritage MA

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Full time | Kedleston Road 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 description

  • Develop both intellectual and professional skills for leadership roles in the public history, heritage and cultural industries
  • Study in a historic city and county, surrounded by visitor attractions including country houses, museums and industrial archaeology
  • Gain practical experience of the heritage industry, with work-based consultancies to enhance your employability
  • Build your networks and undertake fascinating real-world projects, drawing on our links with local, national and international heritage organisations
  • Explore public history and heritage at a global level, underpinned by our partnerships with universities overseas
  • Be inspired by our dedicated, enthusiastic teaching team, including historians who are published experts in their field and heritage professionals with vast industry experience

How you'll be assessed

Assessments will help you develop a wide range of research, critical thinking and presentational skills which are flexible and adaptable for a varied global market.

For instance, in the Politics of History module, you will produce a ‘policy paper’ to present historical research in a format suitable to inform policy makers. Meanwhile, the Understanding Audiences and Audience Development module involves conducting audience research and evaluating actual data, working within a real heritage setting.

Careers

MA Public History and Heritage graduates typically go on to pursue a wide range of careers in roles such as museum curator, archive professional, heritage educator and academic researcher.

Because the MA combines practical work experience with a masters level dissertation based on thorough academic research, you will have a broad and flexible portfolio of skills to impress potential employers.

This course could also be the springboard for taking your studies to PhD level. The abilities you gain in independent learning, research and communication on the MA will prepare you well for the challenge.

The course is made up of three stages – Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and MA.

Modules

This module examines how history is used, contested and represented in contemporary society. Using local, national and international case studies, students will consider the philosophical, ethical and methodological issues that arise when historians intervene in public debate.
Dissertation

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£6,550

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

£14,700

Entry requirements

Students need a 2:1 undergraduate degree in a relevant subject or relevant professional experience in the heritage sector.

University information

Located in the heart of England, the University of Derby is a modern institution offering applied, research-informed teaching in high-quality, technically advanced facilities. Whether you are progressing directly from undergraduate study, want to change your career, or pursue your passion for a subject you love, there are options to suit you. We cater for your personal circumstances, with full-time, part-time and online learning available in...more