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Public History and Heritage MA

University of Derby

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Kedleston Road Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course description

  • Develop both intellectual and professional skills for leadership roles in the public history, heritage and cultural industries
  • Study in a historic city and county, surrounded by visitor attractions including country houses, museums and industrial archaeology
  • Gain practical experience of the heritage industry, with work-based consultancies to enhance your employability
  • Build your networks and undertake fascinating real-world projects, drawing on our links with local, national and international heritage organisations
  • Explore public history and heritage at a global level, underpinned by our partnerships with universities overseas
  • Be inspired by our dedicated, enthusiastic teaching team, including historians who are published experts in their field and heritage professionals with vast industry experience

How you'll be assessed

Assessments will help you develop a wide range of research, critical thinking and presentational skills which are flexible and adaptable for a varied global market.

For instance, in the Politics of History module, you will produce a ‘policy paper’ to present historical research in a format suitable to inform policy makers. Meanwhile, the Understanding Audiences and Audience Development module involves conducting audience research and evaluating actual data, working within a real heritage setting.

Careers

MA Public History and Heritage graduates typically go on to pursue a wide range of careers in roles such as museum curator, archive professional, heritage educator and academic researcher.

Because the MA combines practical work experience with a masters level dissertation based on thorough academic research, you will have a broad and flexible portfolio of skills to impress potential employers.

This course could also be the springboard for taking your studies to PhD level. The abilities you gain in independent learning, research and communication on the MA will prepare you well for the challenge.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,700per year

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 Derby

  • University League Table

    92nd

  • Campus address

    University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, Derby, DE22 1GB, England

The award-winning international team offers guidance from initial enquiry to graduation and beyond.
There are a range of scholarships and discounts available to international students.
The University of Derby has around 1,700 students from 100 countries, studying at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    59th out of 85 10

    57th out of 90 12

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    117 53%

    61st

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    62 62%

    30th

    6
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%

    58th

    8
  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    105 54%

    57th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68 68%

    20th

    52
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.43 89%

    6th

    1

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