University of Roehampton

University of Roehampton

Historical Research (Social and Cultural History)

The MA in Historical Research gives you the opportunity to study a wide range of different approaches to the research and writing of history, with a specialised focus on innovative recent theoretical and methodological developments. We also offer a specialised pathway in Social and Cultural History, and a part-time, distance learning pathway in Archival Practice and Local History. This masters programme offers you the opportunity to refine your knowledge and practice of historical research, and is ideal for those seeking further study in History, a career in the museum or heritage industries, or simply those looking to develop personal research interests. This programme will equip you with an appreciation of some of the most influential theoretical positions and methodologies in historical scholarship today, which will help you to develop academic independence whilst undertaking your major piece of historical research. You will be able to utilise these independent research skills in a professional context, whether in academia or other working environments, where high level interpretative and analytical ability is required. On all pathways, students will gain a secure knowledge of the range of primary source material available to research historians, which involves using a range of both quantitative and qualitative data, which students will learn to analyse and exploit critically. You will also have opportunity to develop and present arguments, both oral and written, adapted to specific kinds of audience. As well as expanding your communication skills in this way, this course will also develop your capacity to work independently and with others. The programme offers exceptional staff-student support, through small-group sessions, one-on-one tutorials and Roehampton's excellent academic learning, library and employability staff. Whether continuing on from undergraduate studies, or returning to study after a break, you will be supported in your studies and personal and professional development. The course also boasts a broad and rich syllabus, from family history to oral history techniques, from medical to crime history, which allows you to develop methods and skills applicable in any historical research project and environment.

Course modules

Assessment methods

Sponsorship information

ESRC; Arts and Humanities Research Board.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,916 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,916 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 13,520 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,916 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,916 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,916 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 5,916 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 5,916 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years
MA Distance learning September 2017 GBP 5,916 per Year 1 (EU) 4 years
MA Distance learning September 2017 GBP 5,916 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 5,916 per Year 1 (EU) 4 years
MA Distance learning September 2017 GBP 13,520 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 5,916 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
MA Distance learning September 2017 GBP 5,916 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 13,520 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
MA Distance learning September 2017 GBP 5,916 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 5,916 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
MA Distance learning September 2017 GBP 5,916 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Digby Stuart College Wandsworth SW15 5PU South East

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