Folklore Studies, M.A. | University of Hertfordshire | Hertford, United Kingdom
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The Folklore Studies programme from University of Hertfordshire explores legend, ritual, belief and tradition in British society, providing students with a thorough grounding in the history of the discipline of Folklore Studies and examining current work in the field.

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Overview

Key features

Aimed at recent graduates in related subjects such as literature, history, archaeology, anthropology or religion, who have perhaps touched on folklore in their dissertations and want to develop this further, this Folklore Studies programme from University of Hertfordshire also offers opportunities for mature students looking to turn their interest in local folklore into an academic qualification.

Drawing on the research specialisms of academics in the University’s History Group, the MA will offer modules on contemporary customs and rituals, the lore of the British landscape, and migratory beliefs and traditions. You will also explore folklore in comparative international contexts and consider its global importance as an aspect of UNESCO’s definition of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Under expert supervision, you’ll also write a 15,000-word dissertation, giving you the opportunity to research your own area of interest, from witchcraft and magic to local folklore.

A module on Contemporary Ritual and Tradition led by Folklore and History Lecturer Ceri Houlbrook will draw on her research into the heritage of contemporary British folklore and the material culture of ritual practices and popular beliefs. She has published on the customs of coin-trees and love-locks in the journals Folklore and History Workshop Journal.

Careers

Our postgraduates are equipped for a wide range of jobs, including careers in heritage and culture industries such as material archivists or education officers, in libraries, museums, tourism, arts organisations, the publishing industry, and funding agencies. Through the University’s Heritage Hub and the Professional Doctorate in Heritage, we also have established connections with heritage organisations and employers such as John Lewis.Postgraduates in Folklore Studies are equipped for a wide range of jobs, including careers in libraries, museums, tourism, arts organisations, the publishing industry, and funding agencies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Ritual and Tradition
  • The Folklorist's Craft: Skills, Debates and Methodologies
  • The Folklorist's Craft: Approaches, Dissertation and Dissemination
  • Folklore of Landscape in Britain
  • Migration of Beliefs and Traditions
  • Folklore Studies Dissertation

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
59

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
59

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum 2.1 honours degree in Folklore Studies or a related discipline (eg History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Celtic Studies, Creative Arts, Creative Writing and English Literature).
  • All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency, equivalent to an overall IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 7.0 in each band.
  • If you do not have the required IELTS or equivalent for direct entry on to your degree programme, our Pre-sessional English may help you to achieve this level.
  • More information about English language qualifications are available on our international pages. 
  • Personal statement
  • One academic reference

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16450 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9450 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • EU full time: £16450 per year

Part-time

  • National: £790 per 15 credits
  • International: £1370 per 15 credits
  • EU: £1370 per 15 credits

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