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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    History & Archaeology

  • Start Date


  • Course Duration

    1 year full-time; 2 years part-time; 3 years part-time

  • Course Type


  • Course Fees

    For current fees see our website

  • Last Updated

    03 September 2018

Course content

The MA in Public History and Heritage is a flexible programme designed to offer academic training and employability in the fields of public history and heritage.

A key aspect of the MA in Public History and Heritage programme is the opportunity for students to engage both with external heritage organisations and with staff projects in public history and heritage, which are of growing importance to the College's research culture and impact strategy. Modules on the MA in Public History and Heritage include the study of heritage, public history, ancient history, ancient Egyptian culture, history, Welsh identities, media, museum theory, archive/communication practice, museum practice and a work placement.

Key Features of MA in Public History and Heritage

MA Public History and Heritage programme offers:

  • the opportunity for students to engage with external heritage organisations 
  • hands-on experience with staff projects in heritage and public history
  • a compulsory work placement module where students will gain practical experience in the heritage sector
  • optional practice-based dissertation
  • students can choose from a range of modules covering topics from Ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome to contemporary local history


Modules on the Public History and Heritage may include:

  • Debates and Approaches in Heritage and Public History
  • Heritage Work Placement
  • Research Methodologies in Ancient History
  • Roman houses and households
  • Postgraduate Latin
  • Understanding Ancient Egyptian Culture
  • Royal Space: The King and His Palace in the Ancient World
  • Reaching the Public: Museums and Object Handling
  • Discovering Old English
  • The Queer Middle Ages: Bodies, Textuality and Objects
  • Historical Methods and Approaches
  • New Departures in the Writing of History
  • The Forging of the Portuguese Overseas World, 1415-1808
  • Swansea and the Sea, 1791-1898
  • Wales since 1945
  • Communicating History
  • The Normans in Western Europe and the Mediterranean: Memory, identity and diaspora, c.900-1150
  • Directed Reading in History
  • Reading Medieval Manuscripts
  • Fascism and Culture
  • Gender and Humour in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Visit the Public History and Heritage MA page on the Swansea University website for more details!




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