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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas


Course type


Course Summary

This course offers exciting opportunities to develop subject specialism while also providing access to a diverse range of units. The MA History enables you to develop your historical skills and subject knowledge via a selection of units in Medieval, Early Modern and Modern history; the MA History (Local and Regional) offers access to a chronologically broad range of units delivered by leading experts, all of whom are based within the Manchester Centre for Regional History; features units examining the politics of cultural memory, the ethics of public history, and professional heritage practice. The programme aims to provide the skills to progress to higher research programmes, and to offer opportunities for the acquisition of skills applicable to a range of careers from business and law to education. In particular, the pathways for Local and Regional History and Public History and Heritage are suitable for anyone considering a career in heritage management or associated fields, such as libraries and archives, tourism or local government. A Masters qualification typically comprises 180 credits, a PGDip 120 credits, a PGCert 60 credits, and an MFA 300 credits.

Different course options

Full time | Manchester Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

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This unit covers a variety of topics essential to the study of History at a higher level, including themes such as research methods devoted to the use of film, literature and history, historiography, multidiscipline methods and theories, palaeography for medievalists and early modernists, oral history, researching in archives and the compilation of a bibliography.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants will normally have at least an upper second class undergraduate UK honours degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject, or equivalent academic qualification. If you have a different background you may be admitted if you have proven experience in a relevant field.

University information

Manchester Metropolitan University is a great modern university located in the global city of Manchester, a city renowned for excellence, innovation, creativity and sport. The University has one of the widest range of postgraduate study options; from part-time to full-time, short courses to continuing professional development, Masters of Arts / Science and longer-term Research and PhD opportunities across many subject areas. Manchester is...more