12 months
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19950 GBP/year
9290 GBP/year
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About

Public history brings history to life. The interdisciplinary Public History degree from University of York enables you to gain hands-on experience in the heritage sector alongside cutting edge academic training.

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Overview

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.

This Public History degree from University of York is offered through History in conjunction with the Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past (IPUP).

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.

Career opportunities

Our graduates have gone in work in roles such as:

  • Public programmes assistant
  • Archivist
  • Visitor experience host
  • Curator
  • Tour manager
  • Museum interpretation developer
  • Project manager
  • Outreach historian

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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 

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications can be submitted year-round, but we recommend you apply as early as possible as entry to many courses is competitive.

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
7
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
67
More about PTE Academic
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
96

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
7
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
67
More about PTE Academic
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
96

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 or equivalent in History or a related discipline.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19950 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9290 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based 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

646 - 1124 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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.

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