Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Public Histories

This programme will introduce you to key aspects and issues of the practice of public history. It will provide you with the necessary theoretical and practical skills to undertake critical assessments of public history projects and interventions - as well as to create your own. Its focus on public history in practice will provide you with a wide range of examples of different types and methods of public history, from museums and material culture, to public history in the media, to the role of history in policy making. This MA aims to give you a sense of the wide range of public history, the variety of roles played by historians in public, and the importance and impact of public history in politics, culture, and society.

Entry requirements

MA: The usual requirement is a second-class honours degree in a humanities subject, as well as references. We may request writing samples or ask you to attend an interview, if you don't meet the entry criteria but have non-traditional educational or professional qualification/experience. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

Course modules

For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck's online prospectus.

Assessment methods

Assessment is via written work, with a different essay for each module, and a substantial dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2018 14,450 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MA Full-time October 2018 7,950 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MA Part-time October 2018 7,225 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MA Part-time October 2018 3,975 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years
MA Full-time October 2019 7,950 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MA Full-time October 2019 14,450 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MA Part-time October 2019 7,225 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MA Part-time October 2019 3,975 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus WC1E 7HX London

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of History, Classics and Archaeology
Telephone number: 
02076316268