This course brings together a diverse and keen student body and equips you for further research, career development or simply for more effective engagement with history as a leisure interest. You choose to specialise and graduate with a Master of Arts by Research in the following areas: Medieval History Early Modern History Modern History History of Public Health Public History
Our team of staff is highly experienced in research supervision and we work closely with the University's Subject Librarian and the staff of the University’s new Heritage Centre to foster advanced research skills and introduce you to the wide range of primary source.
You'll produce an individual research project supported by a supervisor who is a specialist in your area. This independent research is underpinned by weekly masterclasses in historiography, historical methodologies and the location and interpretation of source material, as well as thematic seminars in areas of staff research expertise. You'll also have the option of attending a monthly seminar series led by a guest researcher from outside the University.
The programme of study involves masterclasses in: • Making History – An introduction to the way history is studied, shaped and debated • Exploring Identities in the Medieval and Modern Worlds • Research in Practice.
In addition to the £2.6 million Researcher Hub, we offer support via our Research Skills Development Programme, including thesis and viva voce preparation, postgraduate teaching skills, and training in research ethics and intellectual property rights. Foreign language training is also available in German, French, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish and Italian. We also have a dedicated academic skills tutor to assist you in the preparation of your work.
“I progressed onto my Master’s by Research with funding from the Heritage Consortium, after doing my undergraduate course at Huddersfield. The History postgraduate community is friendly and welcoming, encouraging academic professionalism to develop in a supportive environment. The weekly Graduate Seminars allow for the flow of different ideas and experiences which we can call on for our own research. One of my highlights was a heritage study trip to Budapest where I presented my research to staff and students at Central European University – a nerve-racking but beneficial experience.”.