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Public History MA, PGDip, PGCert

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Arts / Culture / Heritage Administration History

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course will prepare you for a career in the field of History and Public Heritage or for further study at doctoral level. Most people's sense of the past comes from public history, through film and television, fiction, museums, heritage sites and memory work. This course looks at the kinds of pasts that are produced in these popular forms. It examines how they are made and the ways in which they are consumed and understood. As part of your study you'll be able to gain practical experience of working in a cultural heritage site, museum, gallery or archive. The degree will help to prepare you for a career in public history related fields. It will also show you why the uses we make of the past are not just matters of academic interest. You will write essays, produce project work, critique different types of source material, and learn to create work using a variety of digital tools. Recent graduates from the course have found work in archives and the course is designed to help students find careers in fields such as heritage, education and the media. It will contribute to the professional development of people who are already employed in these sectors. It will also provide a critical and methodological platform for students who wish to progress to doctoral level research. Students can exit with PGDip and PGCert.

Different course options

Full time | St Mary's University, Twickenham | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

This core module will examine the production and function of public histories, using case studies drawn from a range of local, national and transnational spaces. You will investigate the relationships between public history and topics such as memory, archives, identities, nostalgia, heritage, power, and nation-building. We will pay attention to the most popular forms of history produced by the wider public ? family, local, military and house.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,280

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£13,650

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students should normally have an second class degree (2:2), or relevant experience. The degree must be from a UK or overseas university, or the equivalent. Candidates with professional qualifications in an associated area will also be considered.

University information

St Mary’s University is located in the leafy London borough of Richmond-upon-Thames, just 30 minutes by train to central London and minutes from the banks of the river. Founded in 1850 on Catholic values, it has a well-established history in teaching theology, education and sport. St Mary’s offers a wide range of full time and part-time postgraduate courses that are internationally recognised. Ofsted rating the Primary and Secondary Teacher...more