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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of Leicester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course description

This course is run by our internationally acclaimed Centre for English Local History (ELH), established in 1948. Our research centre advances the study of academic local history across England and Wales. You will study in-depth the interaction between society, families and landscape and use comparative methods to test hypotheses and interpretations, which might include comparisons with places outside of the British Isles. Studying this pathway will allow you to explore a variety of topics including regional identities, society and landscape, historical ecology, family and community history, and cultural regions.

The course will allow you to expand and deepen your historical knowledge and develop advanced research skills. We have a very strong tradition of pioneering fresh approaches in History from the local to the global. With over thirty research historians working in various fields, we offer expert supervision and a wealth of options.

If you choose the Local History specialist pathway of our History MA, your degree certificate will read 'MA History (Local History)'. Alternatively you can opt for one of the other pathways or the standard History MA:

  • History (Urban History) MA
  • History (Holocaust and Genocide Studies) MA
  • History MA

The MA degree will enhance your attractiveness to employers and equip you with the necessary training and experience to continue research at doctoral level. You will be encouraged to develop an independent approach to research and critical reflection.

The course can also be studied part-time over two years.

Teaching and learning

You will be taught through a wide range of lecture classes, seminars, practical classes, tutorials, day-trips in the field, a one-week residential field course, and a 15,000 word dissertation of your own choosing which will be supervised by a member of staff.

Assessment is by essays, assignments and projects, and your dissertation.

Careers and employability

Our MA course will offer you a strong competitive advantage and career choices and your future salary can be considerably enhanced by postgraduate qualifications.

A postgraduate degree in history provides you with a wide range of skills including:

  • critical analysis of textual, visual, and material evidence
  • statistical analysis and database design
  • advanced written and oral presentation skills
  • time management and independent working on a significant research project.

As a postgraduate student in the department, you will also have the opportunity to plan meetings and conferences, as well as possible opportunities for teaching and demonstrating to undergraduate students.

Tuition fees

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£ 16,825per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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University of Leicester

  • University League Table

    38th

  • Campus address

    University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 7RH, England

More than 4,000 international students call Leicester home, sharing their cultures, faiths and ideas with each other and with students and staff across campus.
Leicester is in the centre of England with great transport links, making it easy to explore the whole country while studying there.
Want to explore further afield? Leicester has great European links – with one change of train, Leicester students can be in Paris by lunchtime.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    47th out of 93

  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    124 60%

    40th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65 65%

    51st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    67th

    12

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