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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. 

About

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 Full-time
    • Full-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:

Recommended score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of Upper Second Class 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 should have an undergraduate honours degree, which we strongly recommend should be in History or a closely related subject. Or, if you have a degree without honours you must also have successfully completed the collaborative course Advanced Diploma in Local History via the internet.  
  • In addition, you should be aware that a good degree (at least a 2.1 or equivalent) will greatly increase your chances of successfully completing the MA.
  • While it would be theoretically possible to study elsewhere, the module has as its prime target those wishing to study in Britain and Ireland. 

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!

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    4740 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6320 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 16 months.
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