Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University

History

With 3 dedicated pathways to choose from, the programme offers exciting opportunities to develop subject specialism while also providing access to a diverse range of units: The history pathway enables you to develop your historical skills and subject knowledge via a selection of units in Medieval, Early Modern and Modern history; the pathway in local and regional history offers access to a chronologically broad range of units delivered by leading experts, all of whom are based within the Manchester Centre for Regional History; the pathway in public history and heritage features units examining the politics of cultural memory, the ethics of public history, and professional heritage practice. All 3 pathways culminate in a piece of extended personal research (the dissertation), while those taking the pathway in public history and heritage have the opportunity to conduct this research via a 'hands-on' placement with an organisation connected to the heritage sector. Selected units on the part-time route of this course are available to distance learning students via the internet. These are currently: Historical skills and research methods; a good war; and nobles, states and societies.

Entry requirements

You will normally have at least an upper 2nd Class undergraduate UK Honours degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject, or equivalent academic qualification. If you have a different background you may be admitted if you have proven experience in a relevant field.

Course modules

Your core study includes: Historical skills and research methods (for all pathways); dissertation (or work placement project for public history and heritage route). On the history route you also choose from the following options: History in context: locality, region and identity; Britain, Ireland and the crusades; whose history is it anyway?; British and world politics since 1918, parts 1 and 2; northern identities and Victorian culture; nobles, states and society in early modern Europe: the transformation of European elites, 1400-1800; a good war? American's World War 2at home and abroad, c. 1938-47; professional heritage and practice; case studies in controversy: history and memory in public. For the local and regional history pathway you will study the core units as above plus: northern identities and Victorian culture; history in context: locality, region and identity; you will also choose one unit from the following options: Britain and world politics since 1918, parts 1 and 2; Britain, Ireland and the crusades; nobles, states and society: the transformation of European elites, 1400-1800; a good war? America's World War 2 at home and abroad, c. 1938-47; professional heritage and practice; case studies in controversy: history and memory in public; whose history is it anyway? for the public history and heritage pathway you will study the core units as above plus: professional heritage and practice; case studies in controversy: history and memory in public; you will also choose one unit from the following options: History in context: locality, region and identity; Britain and world politics since 1918, parts 1 and 2; whose history is it anyway?; Britain, Ireland and the crusades; northern identities and Victorian culture; nobles, states and society: the transformation of European elites, 1400-1800; a good war? America's World War 2 at home and abroad, c. 1938-47.

Assessment methods

Your assessment will take the form of essays, reviews, presentations and a dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

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