Taught course

Public History

Institution
Royal Holloway, University of London · Department of History
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

UK Upper Second Class Honours degree (2:1) or equivalent.

Candidates with professional qualifications and work experience in an associated area will also be considered.

  • Applicants come from a diverse range of backgrounds and we accept a broad range of qualifications (including first degrees in subjects other than History).
  • We occasionally invite candidates to an interview, when we would like more information upon which to base a decision. If applicants are unable to attend, such as overseas students, we interview by telephone.

English language requirements:

IELTS 6.5 overall with 7.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other subscores. For equivalencies please see here.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This MA is a specialised qualification for those wishing to pursue a career in the public aspects of history, working in broadcasting or in film, in museums, heritage or in journalism.

You will be equipped with professional skills of historical interpretation and communication and provided with an opportunity to work alongside practitioners in the field, including museum curators, public archivists, publishers and TV and radio producers. We welcome a variety of guest lecturers and collaborate with a number of external partner institutions such as the National Trust, London Metropolitan Archives and ancestry.co.uk.

This is a unique gateway to the heritage sector and to the popular media, a new MA for historians keen to engage in the modern world.

Information for international students

Engllish Language requirements: IELTS 6.5, with 7 in writing, TOEFL (iBT) 88 with 26 in writing, or equivalent, for non-native English speaking applicants.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,000
International students
£14,500

Find out more about funding options, including loans, grants, scholarships and bursaries.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Anna Whitelock
Email
anna.whitelock@royalholloway.ac.uk