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History (Local History)

University of Leicester

12 months
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16850 GBP/year
8250 GBP/year
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About

This English Local History and Family History programme offered at the University of Leicester is for you if... you are fascinated by regional identities, society and landscape, and historical ecology and you wish to learn historical research techniques.

Overview

This History (Local History) MA course offered by University of Leicester is run by our internationally acclaimed Centre for English Local History (ELH), established in 1948. Our research centre advances the study of academic local history across England and Wales. You will study in-depth the interaction between society, families and landscape and use comparative methods to test hypotheses and interpretations, which might include comparisons with places outside of the British Isles. Studying this pathway will allow you to explore a variety of topics including regional identities, society and landscape, historical ecology, family and community history, and cultural regions.

The course will allow you to expand and deepen your historical knowledge and develop advanced research skills. We have a very strong tradition of pioneering fresh approaches in History from the local to the global. With over thirty research historians working in various fields, we offer expert supervision and a wealth of options. 

If you choose the Local History specialist pathway of our History MA, your degree certificate will read 'MA History (Local History)'. Alternatively you can opt for one of the other pathways or the standard History MA:

  • History (Urban History) MA
  • History (Holocaust and Genocide Studies) MA
  • History MA 

The MA degree will enhance your attractiveness to employers and equip you with the necessary training and experience to continue research at doctoral level. You will be encouraged to develop an independent approach to research and critical reflection.

Careers and employability

Our MA course will offer you a strong competitive advantage and career choices and your future salary can be considerably enhanced by postgraduate qualifications.

A postgraduate degree in history provides you with a wide range of skills including:

  • critical analysis of textual, visual, and material evidence
  • statistical analysis and database design
  • advanced written and oral presentation skills
  • time management and independent working on a significant research project.

As a postgraduate student in the department, you will also have the opportunity to plan meetings and conferences, as well as possible opportunities for teaching and demonstrating to undergraduate students.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Historical Research, Historical Writing
  • Families and Communities in England and Wales, c. 1600-1900
  • Landscapes and Identities in Medieval and Early Modern England
  • Global Cities: the View from Asia
  • The City in History
  • The Holocaust - A Genocide: Mass Murder in Comparative Perspective
  • After The Holocaust - History and Memory in Postwar Germany
  • How Buildings Work: Architectural History and Structural Engineering from the Ancient World to 2000
  • Conservation, Heritage and the Urban Environment
  • Conservation in Practice

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 degree in history or another relevant discipline.
  • We also welcome applicants who do not have a degree but who can show enthusiasm and competence by having attended relevant certificated courses, by submitting published work or by writing qualifying essays to a first degree standard.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16850 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    8250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Leicester

751 - 1426 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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