Research course

History of Childhood (MA by Research)

Institution
University of Huddersfield · Music, Humanities and Media - General
Qualifications
MA(Res)

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Entry requirements

The normal entry requirements for enrolment on a MA by Research is an Honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent, in a discipline appropriate to that of the proposed programme to be followed.

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 6.0, or equivalent will be considered acceptable. Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our Where are you from information pages.

Months of entry

January, April, September

Course content

A Master's by Research (MA) allows you to undertake a one-year full time or two-year part time research degree. You will have one-to-one supervision by a specialist in the history of childhood and join regular Graduate History Seminars designed to enhance your research skills. Such programmes are attractive to those studying for personal interest, professional development or as preparation for a PhD.

What were children’s lives like in the past? Here in the History Department at the University of Huddersfield we are working with the curator of the children’s collections at Abbey House Museum and the staff of the Holocaust Education and Learning Centre to discover the experience of children in war and peace, at home and school, and as refugees or evacuees. Join the MA by Research in the History of Childhood in order to go behind the scenes of the museums for privileged access to their collections and take part in bespoke study days. Join us to find out more about what childhood artefacts can tell us about children’s experiences in the past and how to discover the traces of children’s lives in the archives. This course is ideal for those studying for personal interest, professional development or as preparation for a PhD and is led by specialists in the history of childhood in France and Britain.

“Children’s past lives and voices matter – your research will put them on the historical record,” Dr Lindsey Dodd, co-director of studies for the MA in the History of Childhood and author of French Children Under Allied Bombs, 1940-45: An Oral History.

“This Master’s by Research in the History of Childhood is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about using original sources and historic material, whilst giving you a chance to share your ideas and research with us,” Nicola Pullan, Assistant Curator, Abbey House Museum (Leeds Museums and Galleries).

At the end of the project you will write up your findings in the form of a short thesis of around 25,000 words, which will then be examined.

On successful completion, you will be awarded your degree and if you have enjoyed this taste of research you may then decide to apply for the full research doctoral degree (PhD).

Information for international students

If you are an international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available.

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,647

This information is for those applying to study at the University of Huddersfield in the academic year 2021/22. Please note that tuition fees for subsequent years may rise in line with inflation (RPI-X). This webpage will be updated with 2022/23 tuition fees as information becomes available.

In 2021/22 the full-time tuition fee for UK postgraduate researchers will be £4,647.

Tuition fees for UK researchers will cover the cost of your study at the University. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see our Fees and Finance. Please note that tuition fees for subsequent years of study may rise in line with inflation (RPI-X).

If you are interested in studying with us on a part-time basis, please visit our Fees and Finance pages for part-time fee information.

If you are an EU or international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available.

Please email the Student Finance Office or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA(Res)
    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

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
researchdegrees@hud.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1484 472375