Taught course

Cultural History

Institution
Teesside University · School of Arts and Media
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have an undergraduate degree in history or a cognate discipline, or have other relevant experience or equivalent qualifications. Tutors will be happy to discuss entry requirements on a flexible basis. For additional information please see the undergraduate and postgraduate entry requirements in our admissions section www.tees.ac.uk

Cultural History

Months of entry

September

Course content

Cultural history has become one of the most compelling strands of historical and cultural enquiry. It explores the history of objects and ideas, and considers how our ancestors viewed and experienced the world around them – and how this has shaped our modern culture and society.

You explore different disciplines in social and intellectual history, in literature, material and visual culture, design and architecture, media and much more. You can accumulate credit towards your chosen award at your own pace, and you can study towards a postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma or, on completion of a dissertation, an MA.

What you study

A small number of core modules provide the foundation for historical research. The programme fosters the integration of archival and secondary sources necessary for original research and writing. Negotiated learning modules also allow you to agree a course of study with specific learning objectives and a clearly defined assessment.

How you learn

At postgraduate level it is important that you take an active role in structuring your own learning experience, and also engage with the relevant methods and underpinning theories of the disciplines you encounter. At the same time we recognise that students embark on their study with different levels of skills and awareness of the discipline, especially in the case of mature students perhaps returning to study. The Research Skills and Methods module is designed to address these issues, involving a high degree of regular tutor contact, a firm foundation of research, interpretation and writing skills, as well as an introduction to a range of methodological approaches and historiographies.

How you are assessed

It is intended that you should experience a variety of different types of assessment, although the traditional extended essay plays a large part in the overall picture. There may also be ‘formative’ types of assessment which do not contribute to your final mark but have a useful diagnostic and developmental function. Some modules include a portfolio of exercises or short pieces, a group project, case studies or even a practical project. There are, you may be pleased to learn, no exams!

Employability

Typically graduates go on to roles in teaching, museum work, heritage management and/or administration. You may also choose to pursue further academic study - MPhil or PhD.

Information for international students

For further information please visit our website www.tees.ac.uk

Fees and funding

For information on funding please visit out website www.tees.ac.uk

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24-36 months
full time
12 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment60
Dissertation40 (20000 words)

Course contact details

Name
School of Arts and Media Admissions
Email
arts@tees.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1642 384 019
Fax
+44 (0)1642 384 099