Manchester Metropolitan University


This course offers a flexible, challenging Masters experience. You can choose either the specialist pathway MA History (Public History and Heritage) or, alternatively, you may pursue a general History route selecting from a diverse range of units and independent study consistent with your own interests in the further study of History. This programme does not focus on one single historical period or theme and has modules that vary from year to year. These specialist modules draw on the research strengths of the department. We house the Manchester Centre for Regional History, which gives our students the advantage of our strong links with historians and archives that extend beyond the University. Selected units on the part-time route of this course are available to distance learning students via online learning. These are currently - Historical Skills and Research Methods; A Good War; Nobles, States and Societies.

Course modules

Modules include: Core Units: Dissertation; Historical skills and research methods. Optional units: A good war? America's world war II at home and abroad, c. 1938-47; Britain and world politics since 1918: Aspects of British foreign policy; Case studies in controversy: History and memory in public; Cultures of consumption: the British at home, 1660-1830; Nobles, states and society: the transformation of European elites, 1400-1800; Northern identities and Victorian culture; Professional heritage and practice; The second crusade: holy war on the periphery of Latin Christendom.

Assessment methods

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


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2018 - 1 Years
MA Part-time September 2018 - 2 Years
MA Distance learning (part-time) September 2018 - 2 Years

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Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site M15 6BH North West

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