M.Sc. Blended

English Local History

University of Oxford

24 months
11315 GBP/year
5485 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MSc in English Local History programme from University of Oxford draws on knowledge and skills acquired in many years of providing specialist classes in local history, and profits from close links with local, social and economic historians elsewhere in the University.


The MSc in English Local History programme from University of Oxford is overseen by the University’s Continuing Education Board, and admission is through the Department for Continuing Education. All graduate students must apply also for membership of a college. Most choose to become members of Kellogg College, which caters particularly for part-time mature students and which is closely associated with the Department.


Teaching and supervision on the MSc programme is provided by the Department’s University Lecturer, Dr Jonathan Healey, and specialist tutors from the Department and elsewhere in Oxford and further afield. An impression of the interests represented in the Department’s teaching and research supervision can be gained from the Advanced Papers currently offered as part of the Master’s course: Power and patronage in the later medieval localities; Kinship, culture and community: Provincial elites in early modern England; Poverty and the Poor Law in England, 1660-1800; Enclosure and rural change, 1750-1850; Religion and community in England, 1830-1914; The social history of English architecture, 1870-1940; the English suburb, 1800-1939.

The Department’s graduate students are members of the Continuing Education Graduate School and have access to the full range of Oxford University’s library, archive and computing facilities.

The course is designed to combine a systematic training in historical research techniques with the study of a range of major local historical themes and the chance to undertake an individually researched dissertation. It will be relevant to potential or practising teachers, archaeologists, environmental planners, archivists, librarians, museum professionals and teachers in adult education, and indeed anyone wishing to pursue the subject for its own sake.

Programme Structure

Assessment of this course comprises four main elements:

  • a qualifying test covering concepts and methods, and research in local history
  • two papers on sources, methods and foundations for English local history
  • two advanced papers chosen from a range of specific themes in English local history
  • an individually-researched dissertation of up to 15,000 words.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a first-class or strong upper second-class undergraduate degree with honours in any relevant subject.
  • For applicants with a degree from the USA, the minimum GPA normally sought is 3.7 out of 4.0.
  • If your degree is not from the UK or another country specified above, visit our International Qualifications page for guidance on the qualifications and grades that would usually be considered to meet the University’s minimum entry requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11315 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 11315 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    5485 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5485 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Oxford

939 - 1530 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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