Research course

Public History, Oral History and Community Heritage

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

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).

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

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.

You will be appointed a main supervisor who will normally be part of a supervisory team, comprising up to three members to advise and support you on your project.

You will produce a thesis of between 15,000 and 25,000 words and a public-facing output such as an exhibition, film, oral history archive or collaboration with a community organisation, 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

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).

Fees and funding

UK students
Full-time £4,165 Part-time £2,115
International students
£13,000

Qualification and course duration

MA(Res)

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions (AX510 FT/AX560 PT)
Email
researchdegrees@hud.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1484 473969