University of Leicester

University of Leicester

Urban History

The programme covers the historical study of towns and cities; students undertake a dissertation on an original topic; students can choose 2 specialist pathways: global cities; conservation, heritage and planning; students can also take a general pathway in urban history.

Entry requirements

A 2.2 Honours degree in relevant subject.

Course modules

Core modules (for all pathways): concepts in urban history; research training for historians; dissertation. Global cities pathway: colonial cities in British Asia and Africa; the European and the American city: concepts and realities. Conservation heritage and planning pathway: conservation, heritage and the urban environment; architecture and planning in 20th century Europe and America. Option modules urban history general pathway: 2 chosen from; colonial cities in British Asia and Africa; the European and the American city: concepts and realities; conservation, heritage and the urban environment; vices and virtues: behaving and misbehaving in British society 1850-1980; urban topography: image and reality, c.1540 to 1840; testimonies of the city.

Assessment methods

Teaching is mainly by seminars with 5-10 students. There are also visits to local and national archives, trips to historical sites, specialist day workshops and a series of guest seminars from distinguished visiting urban historians. Online tutorials, datasets and web resources have been developed to assist students in their project work and dissertations. Assessment is by essays, assignments and projects, and a 20,000 word dissertation.

Sponsorship information

ESRC funded places.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,105 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

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

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