MA Public History and Heritage

  1. Course Variations
    Nomenclature Duration Mode Of Attendance
    MA 1Yr FT
    MA 2Yr PT
    MA 3Yr PT
  2. Typical offer:
    UK 2.1

Course Overview

The MA in Public History and Heritage is a flexible programme designed to offer academic training and and employability in the fields of public history and heritage.

Key Features

  • the opportunity for students to engage with external heritage organisations 
  • hands-on experience with staff projects in heritage and public history
  • a compulsory work placement module where students will gain practical experience in the heritage sector
  • optional practice-based dissertation
  • students can choose from a range of modules covering topics from Ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome to contemporary local history

Modules

Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

MA 1 Year Full-time

Year 1 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
HIHM01Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Debates and Approaches in Heritage and Public History
HIHM04Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Heritage Work Placement
Optional Modules
Optional Module Choices 

Choose Exactly 80 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Select 2 x modules in each teaching block. You must not select HI-M80 twice. You may take ONE research methodologies module only (HI-M01, CL-M08 or CL-M30. If you wish to pursue Latin select CL-M12A and you will be placed in the appropriate class. CL-M13A in semester 2 requires CL-M12A in semester 1.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
CL-M08Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Research Methodologies in Ancient History
CL-M100Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Roman houses and households
CL-M12ASemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Postgraduate Beginning Latin I
CL-M13ASemester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Postgraduate Beginning Latin II
CL-M30Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Understanding Ancient Egyptian Culture
CL-M35Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Royal Space: The King and His Palace in the Ancient World
CL-M77Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Reaching the Public: Museums and Object Handling
EN-M76Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Discovering Old English
EN-M77Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20The Queer Middle Ages: Bodies, Textuality and Objects
HI-M01Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Historical Methods and Approaches
HI-M38Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20New Departures in the Writing of History
HI-M52Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20The Forging of the Portuguese Overseas World, 1415-1808
HI-M62Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Swansea and the Sea, 1791-1898
HI-M70Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Wales since 1945
HI-M77Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Communicating History
HI-M79Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Normans in Western Europe and the Mediterranean: Memory, identity and diaspora, c.900-1150.
HI-M80Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Directed Reading in History
HI-M80Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Directed Reading in History
HIMM00Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Reading Medieval Manuscripts
ML-M02Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Fascism and Culture
ML-M10Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Gender and Humour in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Year 2 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters Dissertation

Students choose 60 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
Part- Two Dissertation Options 

Choose Exactly 60 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students who successfully complete Part-1 progress to take one of the Part-2 Options from below.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
HIHD00Semester 3 (Summer Taught)60Heritage Dissertation (Practice-Based)
HIHD01Semester 3 (Summer Taught)60Heritage Dissertation (Written)

MA 2 Year Part-time

Year 1 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert

Students must choose between 60 and 100 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
Compulsory modules selective 

Choose Minimum Of 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students in their first year must take HIHM01, and may also take HIHM04 if they wish

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
HIHM01Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Debates and Approaches in Heritage and Public History
HIHM04Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Heritage Work Placement
AND
Optional module choices 

Choose Minimum Of 40 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : You must take a minimum of 60 credits, a maximum of 100 credits(including HIHM01).You cannot take HI-M80 twice. You may take one research methodologies module only (HI-M01 / CL-M08 / CL-M30) Select CL-M12A if you wish to persue Latin at any Level (you will be placed in a appropriate alternative class if you have prior experience of the language). You must have an equal number of credits in each teaching block overall.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
CL-M00Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Word, Metaphor, Allegory: Effective Models of Reality
CL-M08Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Research Methodologies in Ancient History
CL-M12ASemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Postgraduate Beginning Latin I
CL-M13ASemester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Postgraduate Beginning Latin IIYou must have completed CL-M12A to take this module
CL-M30Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Understanding Ancient Egyptian Culture
CL-M35Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Royal Space: The King and His Palace in the Ancient World
CL-M77Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Reaching the Public: Museums and Object Handling
EN-M76Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Discovering Old English
EN-M77Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20The Queer Middle Ages: Bodies, Textuality and Objects
HI-M01Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Historical Methods and Approaches
HI-M38Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20New Departures in the Writing of History
HI-M56Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Empire, Slavery and Liberty in the British Atlantic World, 1584-1808
HI-M62Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Swansea and the Sea, 1791-1898
HI-M70Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Wales since 1945
HI-M77Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Communicating History
HI-M79Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Normans in Western Europe and the Mediterranean: Memory, identity and diaspora, c.900-1150.
HI-M80Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Directed Reading in History
HI-M80Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Directed Reading in History
HIMM00Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Reading Medieval Manuscripts
ML-M02Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Fascism and Culture
ML-M10Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Gender and Humour in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Year 2 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert

Students must choose between 80 and 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
Compulsory modules selective 

Choose Minimum Of 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students in their second year must take HIHM04 if they did not take it in the first year.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
HIHM04Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Heritage Work Placement
AND
Optional module choices 

Choose Minimum Of 40 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : You must take a minimum of 20 credits, a maximum of 60 credits(including HIHM04) to make 120 credits over the 2 years. You cannot take HI-M80 twice. You may take one research methodologies module only (HI-M01 / CL-M08 / CL-M30) Select CL-M12A if you wish to persue Latin at any Level (you will be placed in a appropriate alternative class if you have prior experience of the language). You must have an equal number of credits in each teaching block overall.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
CL-M00Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Word, Metaphor, Allegory: Effective Models of Reality
CL-M08Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Research Methodologies in Ancient History
CL-M12ASemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Postgraduate Beginning Latin I
CL-M13ASemester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Postgraduate Beginning Latin IIYou must have completed CL-M12A to take this module
CL-M30Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Understanding Ancient Egyptian Culture
CL-M35Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Royal Space: The King and His Palace in the Ancient World
CL-M77Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Reaching the Public: Museums and Object Handling
EN-M76Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Discovering Old English
EN-M77Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20The Queer Middle Ages: Bodies, Textuality and Objects
HI-M01Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Historical Methods and Approaches
HI-M38Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20New Departures in the Writing of History
HI-M56Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Empire, Slavery and Liberty in the British Atlantic World, 1584-1808
HI-M62Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Swansea and the Sea, 1791-1898
HI-M70Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Wales since 1945
HI-M77Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Communicating History
HI-M79Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Normans in Western Europe and the Mediterranean: Memory, identity and diaspora, c.900-1150.
HI-M80Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Directed Reading in History
HI-M80Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Directed Reading in History
HIMM00Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Reading Medieval Manuscripts
ML-M02Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Fascism and Culture
ML-M10Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Gender and Humour in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
AND
Part- Two Dissertation Options 

Choose Exactly 60 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students take one module from below

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
HIHD00Semester 3 (Summer Taught)60Heritage Dissertation (Practice-Based)
HIHD01Semester 3 (Summer Taught)60Heritage Dissertation (Written)

MA 3 Year Part-time

Year 1 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert

Students choose 60 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
Compulsory module selective 

Choose Minimum Of 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : students in their first year must take HIM01, and may also take HIHM04 if they wish. HIHM04 must be taken in the second year if not taken in the first

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
HIHM01Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Debates and Approaches in Heritage and Public History
HIHM04Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Heritage Work Placement
AND
Optional Modules 

Choose Maximum Of 40 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Select sufficient credits to total 60 overall (including compulsory modules from below). You may not exceed a total of 40 credits in any one teaching block. You cannot take HI-M80 twice. You may take one research methodologies moudle only (HI-M01 / CL-M08 / CL-M30)

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
CL-M08Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Research Methodologies in Ancient History
CL-M100Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Roman houses and households
CL-M12ASemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Postgraduate Beginning Latin IYou will be placed in an appropriate alternative class if you have prior knowledge of the language
CL-M13ASemester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Postgraduate Beginning Latin IIyou must have completed CL-M12A to take this module.
CL-M30Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Understanding Ancient Egyptian Culture
CL-M35Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Royal Space: The King and His Palace in the Ancient World
CL-M77Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Reaching the Public: Museums and Object Handling
HI-M01Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Historical Methods and Approaches
HI-M38Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20New Departures in the Writing of History
HI-M52Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20The Forging of the Portuguese Overseas World, 1415-1808
HI-M62Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Swansea and the Sea, 1791-1898
HI-M70Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Wales since 1945
HI-M77Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Communicating History
HI-M79Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Normans in Western Europe and the Mediterranean: Memory, identity and diaspora, c.900-1150.
HI-M80Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Directed Reading in History
HI-M80Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Directed Reading in History
ML-M02Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Fascism and Culture
ML-M10Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Gender and Humour in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Year 2 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert

Students choose 60 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
Compulsory module selective 

Choose Maximum Of 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : You must take HIHM04 if you did not take it in the first year.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
HIHM04Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Heritage Work Placement
AND
Optional modules 

Choose Minimum Of 40 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Select sufficient credits to total 60 overall (including compulsory modules from above). You may not exceed a total of 40 credits in any one teaching block. You cannot take HI-M80 twice. You may take one research methodologies moudle only (HI-M01 / CL-M08 / CL-M30)You may not repeat a module take at year 1.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
CL-M08Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Research Methodologies in Ancient History
CL-M100Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Roman houses and households
CL-M12ASemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Postgraduate Beginning Latin IYou will be placed in an appropriate alternative class if you have prior knowledge of the language
CL-M13ASemester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Postgraduate Beginning Latin IIyou must have completed CL-M12A to take this module.
CL-M30Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Understanding Ancient Egyptian Culture
CL-M35Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Royal Space: The King and His Palace in the Ancient World
CL-M77Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Reaching the Public: Museums and Object Handling
HI-M01Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Historical Methods and Approaches
HI-M38Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20New Departures in the Writing of History
HI-M52Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20The Forging of the Portuguese Overseas World, 1415-1808
HI-M62Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Swansea and the Sea, 1791-1898
HI-M70Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Wales since 1945
HI-M77Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Communicating History
HI-M79Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Normans in Western Europe and the Mediterranean: Memory, identity and diaspora, c.900-1150.
HI-M80Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Directed Reading in History
HI-M80Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Directed Reading in History
ML-M02Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Fascism and Culture
ML-M10Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Gender and Humour in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Year 3 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters Dissertation

Students choose 60 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
Part- Two Dissertation Options 

Choose Exactly 60 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students who successfully complete Part-1 progress to take one of the Part-2 Dissetation options below

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
HIHD00Semester 3 (Summer Taught)60Heritage Dissertation (Practice-Based)
HIHD01Semester 3 (Summer Taught)60Heritage Dissertation (Written)

Description

A key aspect of the programme is the opportunity for students to engage both with external heritage organisations and with staff projects in heritage and public history. Modules include options in heritage, public history, ancient history, ancient Egyptian culture, history, Welsh identities, media, museum theory, archive/communication practice, museum practice and a work placement.

 

Entry Requirements

Our preferred offer is a 2:1 degree in History, Heritage Studies, Archaeology, Classics, Egyptology, Geography, Cultural Studies, Sociology or a 2:1 degree in other arts, humanities or social science subjects, or a science-based archaeology or conservation degree. We will also consider applications from candidates with significant professional or volunteering experience in the heritage/public history sector.

 

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2019/20 are as follows:

UK/EU International
MA Full-time £6,800 £15,100
MA Part-time £3,400 £7,550
MA Part-time £2,250 £5,050

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

International students and part-time study: It is now possible for some students to study part-time under the Tier 4 visa route. This is dependent on factors relating to the course and your individual situation. It may also be possible to study with us if you are already in the UK under a different visa category. Please visit the University information on Visas and Immigration for further guidance and support.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

Travel, reading resources.