Social History at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS

Leeds Beckett University

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: Leeds Beckett University (formerly Leeds Metropolitan University)

Social History (Taught)

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Course summary

Develop your passion and understanding of history on this exciting postgraduate course. You’ll learn from an expert team of research-active historians. As part of this course you’ll:

  • Explore the social and cultural history of Britain, Europe and the Wider World from c. 1750 to the very recent past
  • Develop key transferable skills in research, writing, communication, and digital technology
  • Join a thriving academic community and take part in a student-led conference
  • Benefit from our links with external partners such as Leeds Museums and Galleries and Leeds Libraries, with access to resources and networking opportunities
  • Get familiar with historians’ approaches and methods
Find out more Learn with experts You’ll be taught by an expert team of research-active historians. We are internationally recognised for our outward-looking approach to the past and for our specialism in areas such as:
  • Communication
  • Food history
  • Gender
  • Life writing
  • Technology
  • Travel
  • Working with you
We are proud of our collaborative approach to teaching and learning. It will give you the skills and confidence to complete your own independent research dissertation. Shape your career Whether you’re already working, looking to change professions, or continuing your studies from an undergraduate degree, our careers advisors will support you in shaping your career path whilst you complete your studies. You’ll be able to continue accessing this support for five years after you graduate. Gaining a postgraduate degree in social history has helped many of our alumni progress within their existing industry, and also helped those looking for a change of career. With the support of the Leeds Beckett career team, you can discover what role is best suited to you, and where you are best placed to apply your new set of skills and knowledge. Follow our @BeckettHistory Twitter to see more of what we get up to. Why study Social History at Leeds Beckett University...
  • Learn from an expert teaching team of research-active historians
  • Benefit from our connections with external partners and community organisations, such as Leeds Libraries and Leeds Museums and Galleries
  • Increase your employability prospects by developing a wide range of transferrable skills
  • Access a supportive careers team who can help you achieve your career goals, even after you’ve graduated


Modules can include:

  • Researching Cultures
  • Victorians in Italy
  • Dissertation Workshops 1 & 2
  • Technology, Empire & Everyday Life after 1850
  • Cultures of Confinement: The United States, 1800-2020
  • Dissertation Workshops 3 & 4
  • From Field to Fork: Food History in a Global World
  • Real Men? British Masculinities, c 1850-200
  • Dissertation
These modules rotate on an annual basis. Not all modules listed may be available in your year of entry

Entry requirements

Applicants should either have at least a 2nd Class Honours degree in the cognate subjects of humanities, social sciences, law or human geography, at least a 2nd Class Honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum 5.5 in each component) or equivalent.

Fees and funding

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Social History at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS