9 months
3240 GBP/full
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The MA in History Part 2 from The Open University UK is primarily focused on the planning and writing of a dissertation and will build on skills and knowledge gained from MA History part 1. 

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The dissertation from the MA in History Part 2 from  The Open University UK  tests your ability to present a sustained academic argument in clear, logical prose. You’re not expected to make an original contribution to scholarly knowledge, but you must demonstrate an understanding of work done in the subject area, with a thorough survey of primary and secondary sources. Your tutor will support you in the development of your work.

Vocational relevance

When combined with successful completion of MA History part 1, this module will provide you with theoretical and practical training in major themes in local and regional history, research methods, project planning and writing a dissertation.

It will be valuable if you have, or are planning, a career as a teacher, librarian, museum or heritage professional, or have an interest in the subject and want to develop your historical skills. Careers where history would be useful include journalism, writing, and careers in the civil service or public administration. History can open up options to a wide range of careers.

Programme Structure

You will learn

This is the second part of a two-part programme, which, continuing from part 1, will:

  • provide you with further advanced training in the postgraduate study of history, develop the skills you acquired in part 1 and enable you to apply them in a research project and dissertation
  • further enhance your knowledge and understanding of key issues in the study of history, of how to conduct research and of how history is communicated in a scholarly fashion
  • provide further advanced training in research methods and hands on experience for a clearly defined project
  • enable you to present your findings in a dissertation showing how your research relates to one or other of the course themes and to historical discourse generally.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 9 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Normally you must have completed MA History part 1 (A825) before you take this module.
Outside the UK
  • While it would be theoretically possible to study elsewhere, the module has as its prime target those wishing to study in Britain 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 complete the module.

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    3240 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3240 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 9 months.


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