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Investigate the ways in which we use the past in the present. It’s all around us – a source of delight, division and debate.
- Develop your understanding of the past and its uses in the present.
- Work with historical sources – documents, objects, places.
- Enhance your skills with our partner organisations – archives, museums, historic houses.
- How we turn ‘history’ into ‘heritage’
- How cultural heritage has become such an important focus for study and debate
- Who we think we are and how we negotiate our way through a complex world.
Year One provides the basis for developing new historical skills and understanding, and an introduction to the study of ‘heritage’ and the concept of ‘public history’. You’ll think about the different ways in which we approach historical study and about evidence and interpretation. You’ll learn how to ‘read’ a historic object or landscape as you would a document, and about the how our attitudes towards such material have changed over time. Year Two offers more specialised study, and a deeper exploration of why and how the past is valued – and sometimes abused – in the contemporary world. Year Three allows greater opportunities for independent work, devising and developing your own project or working with one of our many partners to help them to bring the past to life. If you aspire to a career in museums or heritage - always fiercely competitive - you might decide to apply for the Year in Professional Practice placement, between Year Two and Year Three. If you are successful, this will give you comprehensive experience of how heritage works, with one or more of our partner organisations, and a great foundation for your final year of formal study. For more information please refer to our website.
Work is assessed in a variety of ways, to test different knowledge and skills – essays, presentations, practical projects, writing for different audiences and media, analysing written and material evidence.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||English Language Requirements for International and EU Applicants. IELTS 6.0 - for visa nationals, with a minimum score of IELTS 5.5 in each element.|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|