Taught course

Social and Cultural History

Bishop Grosseteste University · Bishop Grosseteste University

Entry requirements

Obtained, or predicted to obtain, normally an undergraduate honours degree in a Humanities or Social Science subject (or equivalent) -

Months of entry


Course content

This taught MA offers a wide-ranging introduction to higher level study in social and cultural history. Covering a number of critical areas of historical work the programme will help you to develop and enhance your skills as a research historian. This is an opportunity to deepen your passion for the past through fascinating modules that engage with new and emerging research, approaches and debates.

The course provides a well-structured introduction to the methods and theories associated with social and cultural history. Specific modules also provide opportunities to engage in a more focused study of historical topics from the medieval to the modern. Research skills are embedded in the core modules and there is an opportunity to take a research-based work-related placement.

This MA is research-inspired. It is designed to capture contemporary disciplinary debates with research-led modules informed by the staff’s current interests, publications, and collaborative projects. History has a well established research culture at BGU and postgraduates will be invited to join our staff at regular events, workshops, and presentations. Students will be encouraged to participate in the History Research Seminar Series, which will be scheduled to coincide with MA teaching days. In the recent Research Excellence Framework (2014), 74% of the work submitted by history staff was judged to be of ‘international’ quality, including research that was deemed ‘world leading’ in its originality, significance and rigour.

*course subject to validation

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Admissions Team
01522 583658