Open University

Open University

History (Master of Arts part 1) (A825)

This course aims to develop an appreciation of the rich diversity of British and Irish histories from the 18th to 20th centuries; students undertake postgraduate-level study and research, covering key theories and issues in depth as well as developing both analytical and research skills; the course aims to increase knowledge and understanding of a range of key approaches to the study of history, especially the ways in which research is conducted, and how research and scholarship informs historical debate.

Entry requirements

Honours degree in relevant discipline; if you have a degree without honours you must also have successfully completed the collaborative course Advanced Diploma in Local History (COXR305).

Assessment methods

4 tutor-marked assignments; end-of-course assessment.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
Distance learning - 16 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Distance Learning

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