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Family and Local History MLitt

University of Dundee

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  • Qualification

    MLitt - Master of Letters

  • Location

    Dundee City Campus

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    MAY-21, SEP-21, JAN-22

  • Duration

    60 months

Course summary

Discover more about sources and archives that could assist your research, and find out about historical context and your ancestors. Gain the skills to put together your family tree or do sustained research into a local area. As part of this course, you will research and write a dissertation on a topic of your own interest.

Our emphasis is very much on the records themselves. You’ll develop a thorough understanding of record types, the reason for their creation, their location, and the information they contain. By gaining this knowledge, you will have an awareness of the historical context in which records were created and used and develop an expertise in finding, analysing, and interpreting records for family and local history research.

Topics offered include:

  • house history
  • military archives
  • paleography
  • skills and sources for family and local history

You’ll receive a lot of online content right from the start and benefit from our flexible teaching model that allows students to take semesters off and learn from subject experts.


Our courses are designed to produce graduates capable of progressing in a career as a professional genealogist. When you graduate you will be eligible for membership of the Register of Qualified Genealogists.

This course is also recognised by the genealogical professional bodies AGRA (the Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives) and its Scottish equivalent ASGRA.

Our graduates go on to work in areas such as:

  • the heritage industry
  • museums and archives
  • teaching
  • the civil service
  • business
  • freelance genealogical research
  • writing .

Application deadline

19 March 2021, 17 July 2021, 13 November 2021, 22 March 2022

Tuition fees

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University information

University of Dundee

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  • Campus address

    University of Dundee, Nethergate, Dundee, Dundee, City Of, DD1 4HN, Scotland

With over 16,000 students and 3,000 staff representing around 150 different countries across the world, the University of Dundee is a truly global institution.
Dundee offers a wide range of disciplines within a friendly and integrated community, to create a unique student experience.
A range of scholarships are available to help international students get the most from their studies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    22nd out of 93 17

  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    174 83%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65 65%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.21 84%



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