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Course options

  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Newcastle University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

This innovative course develops the core attributes of today’s public historian through a flexible toolkit that includes research and communication skills, cultural competency and empathy.

About this course

At Newcastle, you’ll be taught by an international team of experts from Australia, the US and the UK. Our guest lecturers are leading practitioners in our local and global networks.

You’ll develop the core skills to become a successful public historian. These include project planning, collaborative ways of working, and flexible communication skills. You'll gain a solid grounding in key theoretical and analytical frameworks, as well as public practices.

You’ll spend a third of your time working on a guided public history project. This could involve working alongside practitioners in the popular history field. This may include:

freelance public historians
cultural organisations
charities
archivists
publishers
TV and radio producers

This MA Public History is for you if you want to:

shape public understanding of the past
think globally about history
learn how the past impacts on the present

You'll be suitable if you're:

a History graduate wishing to further develop your skills ahead of a career in the history industry
a graduate of a related subject with a keen interest in building knowledge and practical skills in public history
currently working or volunteering in the history industry and wishing to further develop your skills to enhance your career

Your development

You’ll have flexibility to tailor your work to areas that interest you most. As such, you’ll develop a deep knowledge of your chosen area(s).

During the course you’ll also develop a wide range of transferable skills, whilst being guided by expert academics and industry mentors. These include professional, research and practical skills.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,600per year

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

University information

Newcastle University

  • University League Table

    37th

  • Campus address

    Newcastle University, King’s Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE1 7RU, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    3rd out of 85 1

    35th out of 90 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    209 95%

    2nd

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    62.0 62%

    30th

    7
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.22 84%

    22nd

    48
  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    143 73%

    23rd

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66.0 66%

    22nd

    3
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.79 76%

    81st

    1

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