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Postgraduate Certificate History

University of Essex

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    Colchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    06-OCT-22

  • Duration

    9 months

Course summary

Whether you’re interested in culture and society, politics and power, or war and conflict, in the Department of History at Essex we give you the freedom to explore the history that excites you. Our global expertise and topical diversity give you an unrivalled opportunity to pursue your historical passions and discover new ones.

Our Postgraduate Certificate History is rigorous, flexible, and wide-ranging, so that you have the freedom to choose the modules which best suit your interests. This course consists of the same choice of modules and assessed work as our MA History, without the dissertation element.

Alongside four optional modules which enable you to explore the latest in historical research in our specialist areas, you also study a practical module in research techniques.

Historical research at Essex concentrates on the period from 1500 to the present and covers a wide geographical area that includes British and European history, as well as Latin America, the USA, China, Russia and Africa.

Our Department of History provides you with opportunities to explore local history, and we have strong links with the Essex Record Office, one of the best county record offices in the UK.

Your future

We have excellent links with the research community, both in the UK and worldwide, so many of our students have gone on to teach in higher education institutions. Others have found employment in archives, research, managing research funds, other forms of educational provision, the Civil Service, the National Health Service, and management.

Within our Department of History, we offer supervision for PhD, MPhil and MA by Dissertation. Themes of research interest include:

  • war
  • culture and memory
  • public history
  • urban history
  • digital history
  • oral history
  • histories of class, race and gender
  • the history of medicine
  • the history of crime
  • the history of food
  • slavery and slave societies

Our university is one of only 11 AHRC-accredited Doctoral Training Centres in the UK. This means that we offer funded PhD studentships which also provide a range of research and training opportunities.

Application deadline

01 August 2022

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 7,896overall cost

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

University information

University of Essex

  • University League Table

    39th

  • Campus address

    University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, England

The careers team offer dedicated international careers advice and support throughout studies and after graduation.
Central London is easily accessible from all of the university's campuses.
The University of Essex has a student body that represents over 140 nationalities and supports over 30 different cultural societies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    53rd out of 91 10

  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    114 58%

    55th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    51.0 51%

    61st

    19
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.88 78%

    61st

    26

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