You'll study the variety of perspectives on the relationship between the past and the public and evaluate their impact on the modern day heritage sector. You'll analyse how public engagement with the past has evolved with new types of media. Finally, you'll explore the role of museums and other heritage institutions in our society and their impact on our identity throughout history.
Careers and skills
While completing your MA, you will gain essential skills in research, presentation and analysis. These skills are invaluable for progressing to a PhD and for a diverse range of careers, including within the heritage sector.
Our graduates have gone in work in roles such as:
- Public programmes assistant
- Visitor experience host
- Tour manager
- Museum interpretation developer
- Project manager
- Outreach historian
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- Public History: Meanings and Values in Public History
- Public History: Methodologies & Practices in Public History
- Research Training
- Public History placement
- A Picture of Health: The Mass Media and Public Health in the Twentieth Century
- Class Wars in U.S. History, 1786-1929
- Experiencing and Remembering the French Wars, 1792-1918
- Global Visions and Local Actions: The History and Politics of International Health
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- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
Applications can be submitted year-round, but we recommend you apply as early as possible as entry to many courses is competitive.
DisciplinesHistory Public Policy View 625 other Masters in History in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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- 2:1 or equivalent in History or a related discipline.
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International19950 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19950 GBP per year during 12 months.
National9290 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9290 GBP per year during 12 months.
Part-time (2 years)
- UK: £4,645
- International: £9,975
Living costs for York
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.