Taught course

Cultural History, Memory and Identity

University of Brighton · School of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Entry requirements

Degree and experience
Normally 2:2 honours degree in a related subject in a relevant subject. Candidates who do not have a degree will still be considered for admission if they can demonstrate suitable professional experience or substantial experience of the subject area.

Months of entry


Course content

On this MA you will examine how cultural constructions of history and memory are fundamental forces in shaping contemporary life.

Our programme will equip you with the analytical, critical and practical skills needed to make new historical accounts and representations, and to investigate a variety of cultural forms and practices in a global context. Topics range from oral history and digital media to the contested memorial landscape and struggles for social justice.

Your lecturers have expertise across cultural, social and political history, cultural, literary, film and visual studies, and the history of ideas – and we take an interdisciplinary approach.

The course has three pathways, each of which explores a particular field with a distinctive thematic and methodological focus. The pathways are:

  • Cultural Memory
  • Making Histories: Public History and Heritage
  • ‘Race’, Nation and Ethnicity

We offer flexible modes of study for students with personal or professional commitments.

Our courses are reviewed and enhanced on an ongoing basis in order to make sure that what you learn with us is relevant and that your course enables you to develop appropriate skills. When you apply to study with us, we will inform you of any new developments in your chosen programme.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Coure enquiries
01273 644644