Research course

Public History, Oral History and Community Heritage

University of Huddersfield · Music, Humanities and Media - General

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. For applicants whose first language or language of instruction is not English you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification (the minimum of IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable).

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Supported by a weekly postgraduate seminar in term time, research skills training and supervision by experts in the field, the MA by Research in Public History, Oral History and Community Heritage allows you to undertake independent research in applied and practical historical study.

A Master's by Research (MA) allows you to undertake a one year (full time) research degree. It provides research and heritage training in preparation for doctoral study or to develop your career in community or public history. Research Master's students choose a specific project to work on and have a greater degree of independence in their work than is the case with a taught masters course.

You'll be expected to work to an approved programme of work which you will develop in conjunction with your supervisor within the first few months of starting your studies. Whilst undertaking the research project you will also have the opportunity to develop your research skills by taking part in training courses and events.

Information for international students

Further information on international entry requirements and English language entry requirements is available on our international webpages.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions (AX510 FT/AX560 PT)