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2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) in a relevant background. However, we may also consider other levels of qualifications and those who have had a long break from study following their undergraduate degrees, or those who lack such qualifications but are able to show the interest and ability to undertake this programme of study. We would encourage those who are interested to contact us for information.
Months of entry
The programme consists of three modules which are focused on the history of the North of England, ranging from the Viking Age to the Victorian industrial era. However, the skills and contextual knowledge that you should develop through this course are applicable to regional and local studies more widely. The final module is a substantial independent research project with individual support and supervision from your tutor. You can find out more about the modules in the programme structure section.
You will access a range of fascinating learning materials online and will be able to study at a time and place to suit you. A wide variety of primary sources will be introduced and discussed, for example:
later written records such as: parish registers; census tables; tithe records; enclosure awards; agricultural statistics; farm surveys; agricultural reports and commissions;
other kinds of sources and evidence such as oral testimonies, place-names and medieval buildings including castles, abbeys and pele towers.
You will be able to discuss the different elements of the programme with other students via text-based discussion through the online learning platform. The online learning platform hosts the learning guidance for each week, links to online reading lists, and a wide range of other resources such as videos. You will be in frequent online contact with your course tutors and other students, and you will receive one-to-one supervision for your independent project.
The programme is based in Lancaster University’s Regional Heritage Centre, which is part of the History Department. The Regional Heritage Centre promotes and celebrates the rich social and cultural heritage of North West England by engaging with the regional community through a range of events and projects.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- part time12 months
- Distance learningis available for this qualification
- Online learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- History PG Enquiries