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Public History and Heritage (Extended), MA

Swansea University

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Singleton Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

COURSE OVERVIEW

The MA in Public History and Heritage is ideal if you are directly aiming for a career in that field. We offer a flexible programme designed to offer academic training and relevant employability skills.

You will have the chance to engage with external heritage organisations and gain practical, hands-on experience with staff projects in heritage and public history.

A range of stimulating and relevant modules are available to choose, covering topics from Ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome to contemporary local history.

In the second part of the course you have a choice of a 60-credit practice-based dissertation project, or a 60-credit written dissertation project.

PUBLIC HISTORY AND HERITAGE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

This course is designed to develop your employability by connecting you with external heritage organisations. In addition to practical specialised skills, you will develop excellent oral and writing skills.

Graduates from this course are well positioned for a career in public history and heritage. But they also enter industries including education or government.

Our career support services include:

  • Employability workshops, employers’ talks, bespoke events and careers fairs
  • Individual advice and guidance from professionally qualified Careers Advisers
  • Help with finding jobs, internships, work placements and volunteering opportunities
  • Access to information resources on a wide range of career management topics
  • Funding to support student internship opportunities and Student Society/Club events.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 10,500per year

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

University information

Swansea University

  • University League Table

    32nd

  • Campus address

    Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, Swansea, SA2 8PP, Wales

Swansea University, established in 1920 is renowned for its research reputation, teaching excellence and its unique seafront location.
Swansea is an international university with students from over 130 countries and a strong international academic community.
The university has a friendly campus community, offering specialist support for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    35th out of 93 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    122 59%

    41st

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    19th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.21 84%

    30th

    8

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