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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Open University

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    OCT-22

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

This MA in History provides theoretical and practical training in major themes in local and regional history, research methods, project planning and writing. You'll explore aspects of British and Irish local and regional history between 1750 and 1950, and be introduced to the key themes of poverty and welfare, crime and policing, the role of families, urban history, religion and industrialisation. Using our world-class collection of online primary source materials, you'll be encouraged to produce an independent research project on a topic of your choice.

Key features of the course

  • Develops your ability to present a sustained argument in clear, logical prose
  • Builds your skills of analysis, critical thinking and practical research
  • Provides a firm foundation for further research studies
  • Applicable to a wide range of careers.

Career relevance

In addition to specific study of history, this degree will provide you with practical skills in the use of print and online primary source material and experience of project planning, research methods and writing a dissertation. An MA in History can enhance your prospects if you work in (or plan to work in), teaching, libraries, archives, museums, heritage, travel and tourism. It is also excellent preparation for doctoral studies if you’re planning an academic career. History can also be valuable in a range of other careers, including journalism, writing, the civil service or public administration.

Application deadline

03 March 2022, 08 September 2022

Tuition fees

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£ 10,225overall cost

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

University information

Open University

  • Campus address

    Open University, Student Recruitment Team, PO Box 197, Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes, MK7 6BJ, England

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