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Postgraduate Certificate History

Postgraduate Certificate History

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

9 months

Start date

OCT

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

History

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Whether you’re interested in culture and society, politics and power, or war and conflict, in the Department of History at Essex we give you the freedom to explore the history that excites you. Our global expertise and topical diversity give you an unrivalled opportunity to pursue your historical passions and discover new ones.

Our Postgraduate Certificate History is rigorous, flexible, and wide-ranging, so that you have the freedom to choose the modules which best suit your interests. This course consists of the same choice of modules and assessed work as our MA History, without the dissertation element.

Alongside four optional modules which enable you to explore the latest in historical research in our specialist areas, you also study a practical module in research techniques.

Historical research at Essex concentrates on the period from 1500 to the present and covers a wide geographical area that includes British and European history, as well as Latin America, the USA, China, Russia and Africa.

Our Department of History provides you with opportunities to explore local history, and we have strong links with the Essex Record Office, one of the best county record offices in the UK.

Your future

We have excellent links with the research community, both in the UK and worldwide, so many of our students have gone on to teach in higher education institutions. Others have found employment in archives, research, managing research funds, other forms of educational provision, the Civil Service, the National Health Service, and management.

Within our Department of History, we offer supervision for PhD, MPhil and MA by Dissertation. Themes of research interest include:

  • war
  • culture and memory
  • public history
  • urban history
  • digital history
  • oral history
  • histories of class, race and gender
  • the history of medicine
  • the history of crime
  • the history of food
  • slavery and slave societies

Our university is one of only 11 AHRC-accredited Doctoral Training Centres in the UK. This means that we offer funded PhD studentships which also provide a range of research and training opportunities.

Modules

This module provides you with a rigorous and practical preparation for undertaking historical research in Britain in the period since the 16th century. You will understand the structures of archival and library provision in the UK, have acquired practical skills of project management, and familiarised yourself with some of the key institutions and sources you will need to use in research. There will also be a visit to the Essex Record Office, UK Data Archive and Albert Sloman Library Special Collections.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (overall cost)

3,680

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (overall cost)

7,896

Entry requirements

We will consider applications with an overall grade of 2:2 and above.