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MA/PGDip/PGCert in Public History

Course Description

MA Public History explores a range of forms of public history, both in UK and international contexts. It will be of interest to those working a variety of forms of public history, whether as independent researchers or museum and heritage professionals. Modules address debates in the histories and representations of Victorian Britain, war, conflict and commemoration, the built environment and conservation, family and micro-history. There are opportunities for work placements with regional and national institutions. Modules are available that develop the skills of communicating research findings in a variety of media. Full research training is provided and the course culminates in an independent research project whereby students can study in depth an area of public history of their own choice. The course enjoys strong links with a number of museums, archives and heritage sites.


History, Heritage and Society
Sources and Methods in Historical Research
Approaches to Family and Community History
Victorian Society: Histories and Representations
War, Conflict and Commemoration
Work placement
Building Recording and Analysis
Heritage and Cultural Interpretation
International Heritage
Writing for Film
Writing for Radio
Writing for Television
Writing for the Stage

Visit the MA/PGDip/PGCert in Public History page on the University of Central Lancashire website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Bachelor’s degree with honours at lower second or above, preferably in history or a related discipline. An upper second is desirable but we are willing to consider each case on its merits including where applicants can demonstrate significant experiential skills and knowledge which may have been acquired through independent study and research.

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