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Full time | University of East Anglia UEA | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Landscape Archaeology Agricultural History

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Our landscape is a living record of the way humans have interacted with the land; how we’ve exerted our will over it – and how it in turn has shaped our society.

Our Master’s course will arm you with the skills you need to read the landscape, as well as knowledge of the practical and theoretical issues involved in the study of the countryside.

You’ll study the relationship between human beings and the natural environment from prehistory to the present day. You’ll look at man-made and semi-natural spaces, such as woodpastures and heaths, in the context of historical ecology. And you’ll examine regions – why they exist, and the behaviours and patterns they create.

You’ll undergo intensive practical training in Geographical Information Systems, which will prove invaluable in your independent studies. You’ll discover where to seek out historical and archaeological information. And you’ll even learn how to read historic handwriting in our English Palaeography module.

Your dissertation will obviously form a large part of the course. It will allow you to select and focus on a particular place of interest or a specific research question. We have a huge range of expertise within our School, which means we can provide supervision for a wide range of topics. And we’re proud to say that a substantial number of our students’ dissertations have gone on to form the basis for published articles.

Throughout the course you’ll also discover how an understanding of the historic environment has applications within the heritage industry, conservation agencies, local government and archaeological management, all of which will offer excellent career opportunities following graduation. Or you may wish to undertake further postgraduate study, for which the MA will provide invaluable preparation.

ABOUT

The English landscape has been described as the richest historical record we possess. Society has developed in geographical pockets, as reflected in our attitudes, beliefs, social structures, industries – and our accents..

Our MA will provide you with the skills you need to read the landscape, and to unearth clues about the relationship between human beings and the natural environment.?

Our approach to Landscape History is deliberately eclectic – unconstricted by eras or geographical boundaries. You’ll study materials from prehistory to the present day; from henges and hillforts, to historic gardens and wartime pillboxes. You’ll discover long-term trends, and the enduring legacy our landscapes have had on local and regional communities.?

Our Master’s course offers intensive and practical preparation for further postgraduate study. However it is also ideal preparation to enter professions requiring knowledge of the historic environment, such as tourism, heritage and conservation work.

Modules

This year-long module allows you to examine the nature of past environments from prehistory to the present. You will focus on the theory and practice of Landscape History and examine a series of semi-natural environments, the archaeological footprint of the Middle Ages and the Post-Medieval period and aspects of regionality.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£8,450

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£17,100

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have: Bachelors (Hons) degree - 2.1 or equivalent in History or a related subject.

University information

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is a campus university on the outskirts of Norwich, situated within private, picturesque landscaped grounds that include woodland and a lake. It has a thriving student community of 15,000, over 4,000 of whom are postgraduates. As well as its stunning location that serves as an idyllic setting for learning, the university is known for its outstanding research, leading the way in many fields, notably in...more