Royal Holloway, University of London

Royal Holloway, University of London

Public History

Students study historical interpretation and communication and have an opportunity to work alongside practitioners in the field, including museum curators, public archivists, publishers and TV and radio producers; the course is a specialised qualification for those wishing to pursue a career in history working in broadcasting or in film, in museums, heritage or in journalism.

Entry requirements

2nd Class Honours degree upper division; or equivalent.

Course modules

Core units: Studying and communicating the past; history past and present: definitions, concepts and approaches; the public communication and understanding of history; pathways to the past; the voice of the public, oral history in public history; the public history project dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is carried out by a variety of methods including coursework, examinations and a dissertation.


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

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Royal Holloway Egham TW20 0EX South East

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