Public History at St Mary's University, Twickenham - UCAS

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Course summary

Our Master's degree in Public History will prepare you for a career in the field of History and Public Heritage or for further study at doctoral level. Why study Public History? Most people's sense of the past comes from public history, through film and television, fiction, museums, heritage sites and memory work. This course looks at the kinds of pasts that are produced in these popular forms. It examines how they are made and the ways in which they are consumed and understood. As part of your study you'll be able to gain practical experience of working in a cultural heritage site, museum, gallery or archive. The degree will help to prepare you for a career in public history related fields. It will also show you why the uses we make of the past are not just matters of academic interest.


Modules include: public history; making histories; history (spaces and places); memory history and testimony; research methods and dissertation; professional attachment.

Assessment method

You will write essays, produce project work, critique different types of source material, and learn to create work using a variety of digital tools. You will also design and deliver presentations about your work. In order to complete the MA, you will produce an extended, independent research project. This will either be a project based on your work placement or a text-based piece of academic research

Entry requirements

To qualify for entry students should normally have a second-class degree or relevant experience. The degree must be from a UK or overseas university, or the equivalent. Candidates with professional qualifications in an associated area will also be considered.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £16350 Year 1
England £9300 Year 1
Scotland £9300 Year 1
Wales £9300 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9300 Year 1
International £16350 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Public History at St Mary's University, Twickenham - UCAS