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History MA or PGDip or PGCert

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Full time | Headington Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

History

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

Our MA in History is a highly flexible programme, offered in a close, supportive, tutorial-style environment. It aims to build on your interest in History to help you develop your knowledge and skills as a practising historian.

The course has been shaped by leading researchers in our department. This means that our modules reflect the most recent developments in various historical fields.

We offer core skills training modules. You also have the opportunity to conduct research on topics of your choosing. This takes the form of independent study and dissertation modules. This freedom, combined with advanced training, enables you to graduate confident in your ability to research, write and develop your own work. And puts you in the ideal position to pursue further academic study, or new lines of endeavour.

Career prospects

Students who have completed the MA in History have developed a variety of careers. A significant number have gone on to undertake PhD study and secondary school history teaching. Others have taken up careers in:

  • archive management
  • law
  • accountancy
  • local government
  • the civil service
  • GCHQ.

All jobs which require excellent research and analysis skills. Our careers service provides practical tips, training and advice for up to three years after graduation.

Students can also exit with Pgdip/PgCert awards.

Modules

This is a compulsory core module in advanced historical studies, which helps you make the transition from undergraduate to graduate-level work. We'll introduce you to a variety of perspectives on theory and method in history, and You will acquire the advanced study skills you need to engage in independent research. You will also receive training in the use of electronic research resources.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£7,700

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£14,900

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

You should normally hold a minimum of a second class honours degree (2:2), or equivalent, in History or in a related subject. If it is some time since you completed your undergraduate education and you do not meet the standard requirement, it may be possible to consider your application based on evidence of other relevant personal and professional experience and the support of your referees.

University information

Based in the historic student city of Oxford, Oxford Brookes is one of the UK’s leading modern universities. It enjoys an international reputation for teaching excellence, innovative approaches to learning, and strong links with business and industry. The university welcomes students from more than 140 countries around the world, and is proud of its diverse, inclusive community. Oxford Brookes is known for great teaching, coming second in...more