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Unleash your passion for folklore with the MA in Folklore Studies at the University of Hertfordshire. Delve into the enchanting realm of British traditions, legends, and beliefs with expert guidance from renowned academics like Professor Owen Davies and Dr. Leanne Calvert. This unique programme offers a comprehensive exploration of folklore through modules on contemporary customs, migratory beliefs, and the folklore of the British landscape. As a student, you will have the opportunity to conduct in-depth research on topics close to your heart, culminating in a 15,000-word dissertation. Benefit from small group workshops, access to the esteemed Folklore Society's library, and the chance to present at conferences. With a minimum 2.1 honours degree in a related discipline, such as History or Anthropology, and an IELTS score of 7.0, you can embark on a fulfilling career in heritage, museums, tourism, or academia. Join us at the forefront of Folklore Studies in England and unlock a world of captivating traditions and stories.

About the course

Why choose Herts?

  • Excellent Reputation: We are the only provider of academic Folklore Studies in England and Wales.
  • Teaching Excellence: You will be taught by experts in their field, including Professor Owen Davies, the current President of the Folklore Society.
  • Work-Related Learning: Benefit from our strong connections with the Folklore Society, heritage organisations including Hertfordshire Archives, Local Studies, and the Museum of London Archaeology.

About the course

Why do we carve pumpkins, blow out birthday candles or leave ‘love-locks’ on bridges? When and where did these customs start? From urban myths to local legends, the stories we tell and the traditions we follow are part of our folklore, the shared beliefs and oral traditions that are handed down through generations.

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Entry Requirements

A minimum 2.1 honours degree in Folklore Studies or a related discipline (eg History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Celtic Studies, Creative Arts, Creative Writing and English Literature).
All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency, equivalent to an overall IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 7.0 in each band.


Fees

UK Students
Full time: £9450 for the 2024/2025 academic year
Part time: £790 per 15 credits for the 2024/2025 academic year

EU/International Students
Full time: £16450 for the 2024/2025 academic year
Part time: £1370 per 15 credits for the 2024/2025 academic year

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