University of Central Lancashire

University of Central Lancashire

Public History

There has been a remarkable growth of public interest in history in recent years, including museums and heritage, media history and memorials, archives, family and community history. As well as conducting research, people increasingly seek to communicate and disseminate their findings through a variety of media. The course explores a range of forms of public history, both in UK and international contexts. It will be of interest to those working a variety of forms of public history, whether as independent researchers or museum and heritage professionals. There are opportunities for work placements with regional and national institutions; full research training is provided and the course culminates in an independent research project whereby students can study in depth an area of public history of their own choice. The programme enjoys strong links with a number of museums, archives and heritage sites.

Entry requirements

A Bachelor�s degree with Honours at lower 2nd or above, preferably in history or a related discipline; an upper 2nd is desirable but we are willing to consider each case on its merits including where applicants can demonstrate significant experiential skills and knowledge which may have been acquired through independent study and research.

Course modules

Modules address debates in the histories and representations of Victorian Britain, war, conflict and commemoration, the built environment and conservation, family and micro-history; modules are available that develop the skills of communicating research findings in a variety of media.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 11,950 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 525 per Single module (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Preston Campus Preston PR1 2HE North West

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