Family and Local History

University of Dundee

M.Litt. Online
30 months
7650 GBP/year
7650 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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If your aim is to discover more about sources and archives that could assist your research, to find out about the historical context in which your ancestors lived, to put further names on your family tree or to do sustained research into a local area, the Family and Local History programme from University of Dundee is suitable for you.

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The Family and Local History programme from from University of Dundee is delivered online in a fully supported learning environment. 

Students work together in small cohorts, guided by expert tutors and with extensive support from our administrative team. 

The aim of the course is to open up the wealth of sources that can be found in the UK for family history and to assist you in locating, analysing and understanding these. You do not have to be in the UK to take one of our courses, many of our students are based overseas.


This programme and the modules studied will give you a comprehensive overview of the sources available to do effective genealogical or local history research. With this, and by acquiring the skills needed to locate, use and interrogate the sources, you will be able to further your own research and will also be in a position to do research for others and to work professionally.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Scots Palaeography & Diplomatic
  • Skills & Sources for Family & Local History in Scotland
  • Skills & Sources for Family & Local History in England
  • English Palaeography & Diplomatic

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

english test

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7650 GBP per year and a duration of 30 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7650 GBP per year and a duration of 30 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Our partners

Family and Local History
University of Dundee