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MA Public Histories

MA Public Histories

For information on fees, course structure and to apply full or part-time please visit our prospectus page.

Course director: Dr Julia Laite

History is everywhere in the present: it is read and watched, displayed and debated, used and misused.  History and historians have had important roles to play in public debates, popular entertainment, tourism, and heritage; and at the level of both the nation and the neighbourhood.

The practice and significance of 'public history' has grown significantly in recent years, and this MA will prepare students to think about and engage with audiences and history-makers beyond the academy, to contribute to policy research and political debates, to explore the possibilities of old and new media, and to create non-traditional forms of historical writing and presentation.

This MA is ideal for those considering a career in heritage, policy making, research, digital humanities and media; or for those planning to move on to a public history focused PhD.