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SummaryOur MA Historical Research & Public History offers a rich and intensive study of historical research and public history, designed to produce talented and sought-after historians who are able to apply their skills not only to academia but also to the practice of history in the public sphere.This degree is unique in its combination of advanced training in historical method, historiography, theory and practice of historical research, and evaluation of primary evidence alongside an
Our MA Historical Research & Public History offers a rich and intensive study of historical research and public history, designed to produce talented and sought-after historians who are able to apply their skills not only to academia but also to the practice of history in the public sphere.
This degree is unique in its combination of advanced training in historical method, historiography, theory and practice of historical research, and evaluation of primary evidence alongside an exploration of public history as it is represented, constructed, debated and contested in the public sphere, including in museums and galleries, heritage sites, public policy, and the media.
The programme provides exceptional preparation for graduates from a range of humanities and social sciences disciplines who plan to continue their studies at PhD level, while also being aimed at graduates from a liberal arts or other humanities and social sciences background who now wish to pursue their interest in history.
The MA Historical Research & Public History will be delivered predominantly through seminars, of no more than ten people, and individual tutorials.
Students who are enrolled full-time should anticipate devoting approximately 35-40 hours per week to their studies for the duration of their degree. In Michaelmas and Hilary terms, this will include approximately six to seven formal contact hours per week, with the remainder consisting of structured independent study.
Independent study primarily comprises preparing both formative and summative work, though it may also include participation in History Society meetings, History Research seminars, and professorial lectures. In Trinity term, students predominantly work independently to write their dissertations.
Students will write formative essays during the year, which will receive written tutor feedback.
Summative assessment of the MA Historical Research & Public History will be via essays undertaken by students throughout the academic year, in addition to their extended research proposal and dissertation of 15,000 words.
NCH degrees are designed and created by the College’s professors and faculty. The courses reflect their areas of expertise and research interests, meaning that they are actively engaged with the material that they will teach you, and there may be opportunities for students to participate in active research.
Founded by philosopher A C Grayling in 2011, the award-winning New College of the Humanities (NCH) is one of the UK’s leading providers of undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses in humanities subjects.
NCH is small in size, with fewer than 300 students, but not in stature. It was created with a big mission: to disrupt the UK higher education system by offering a highly-personalised, liberal arts education, designed to produce well-rounded, highly employable graduates.
Boasting one of the best staff-to-student ratios in the UK, NCH is renowned for its small group and one-to-one tutorial methods of education, which supports students’ intellectual development.
In 2019 , the college merged with Northeastern University, a highly ranked U.S. university. The partnership has enabled the college to develop and grow, whilst still retaining its academic independence.