University of Leicester

University of Leicester

English Local History and Family History

This course provides training to research level in the �Leicester� approach to English Local History as a subject which is comparative across the nation; topographically grounded; cultural in its concerns; sensitive to long-term chronologies; conceptually aware and inter-disciplinary in its methodologies.

Entry requirements

Normally an upper 2nd Class Honours degree in history or a cognate subject; applications are also invited from those who do not possess the normal admission requirements but who can show enthusiasm and competence by having attended relevant certificate courses, by submitting published work or by writing qualifying essays to a 1st degree standard.

Course modules

Community, conflict and change in england and wales from the late 17th century to the early 19th century; understanding english and welsh communities and cultures, 1800-2000; residential field course on the landscape and societies of an english region; the local identities and palaeography of early modern england 1500-1700; medieval landscapes; dissertation.

Assessment methods

A wide range of lecture classes, seminars, practical classes, tutorials, day-trips in the field, a 1 week residential field course, and a 20,000-word dissertation of the student's own choosing supervised by a member of staff.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,470 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 13,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 5,470 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leicester Leicester LE1 7RH East Midlands

Key information

Telephone number: 
0116 252 2378