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History Part 1, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 16 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (WUR) Online
This History Part 1 module from The Open University UK aims to provide a foundation for studying local and regional history at an advanced level. You will cover the key issues in the practice of local history within each of the four distinct ‘nations’ of the United Kingdom: England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. 
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Overview

The History Part 1 module from The Open University UK then explores six key local history themes – poverty, crime and policing, the family, urban history, religion and industrialisation. Underpinning all of this is the development of your research skills. You will be shown how to begin a research project and how to find relevant sources using the growing number of online historical databases.

Vocational relevance

The module will contribute to enhancing your prospects in careers such as: teaching, libraries, archives, museums, heritage and tourism industries, as well as providing content relevant to the continuing professional development of employees in public-facing roles (e.g. police, education, social and health services etc.).

Programme Structure

What you will study

The purpose of this masters-level module is to equip you to undertake higher-level study in British and Irish local and regional history. Part 1 covers key theoretical and methodological issues and develops analytical skills through the close study of influential books, followed by three thematic studies (from a choice of six themed units, outlined below), using set books and associated materials.

You will also study a choice of three out of the following six units:

  • Crime and policing
  • Urban history
  • Industrialisation
  • Poverty and welfare
  • Families
  • Religion

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 16 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • You must hold a UK honours degree (or equivalent), preferably with at least a 2:1 classification. Although your degree does not need to be in History, you will need some knowledge of the subject as this module assumes all candidates have the knowledge and skills usually acquired by pursuing the subject at undergraduate level.
Outside the UK
  • Although this module is available to students’ resident outside the UK and Ireland, you will need physical access to historical records (such as those held in libraries, archives or record offices) within Britain or Ireland to successfully complete this module. If you are resident outside these areas, please ensure you can meet this requirement before enrolling on this module.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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