Bishop Grosseteste University

Bishop Grosseteste University

Social and Cultural History

This taught course offers a wide-ranging introduction to higher level study in social and cultural history. Covering a number of critical areas of historical work the programme will help to develop and enhance students skills as a research historian. This is an opportunity to deepen passion for the past through modules that engage with new and emerging research, approaches and debates. The course provides a well-structured introduction to the methods and theories associated with social and cultural history. Specific modules also provide opportunities to engage in a more focused study of historical topics from the medieval to the modern. Research skills are embedded in the core modules and there is an opportunity to take a research-based work-related placement.

Entry requirements

Applicants must have obtained, or predicted to obtain, normally an undergraduate Honours degree in a Humanities or Social Science subject (or equivalent).

Course modules

Students will study a wide variety of modules within this course which may include some of the following: Social history: Introduction, approaches and methods; cultural history: Theory, debates and discourse; cultures of secrecy and security; bombers and mash: Lincolnshire and the Second World War; a cultural history of death, dying and disposal.

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed by a variety of coursework tasks intended to develop advanced academic and communication skills. Typically, this will include written essays, presentations, and specialist research tasks. Placements are assessed through the submission of a critically reflective piece of writing. The dissertation module is an opportunity to undertake a substantial, independent research project. Assessment is supported by one-to-one consultations or supervisions.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 4,950 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 12,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 4,950 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 825 per Module (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 825 per Module (EU fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bishop Grosseteste University Lincoln LN1 3DY East Midlands

Key information

Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
01522 583658