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Course descriptionDevelop both intellectual and professional skills for leadership roles in the public history, heritage and cultural industriesStudy in a historic city and county, surrounded by visitor attractions including country houses, museums and industrial archaeologyGain practical experience of the heritage industry, with work-based consultancies to enhance your employabilityBuild your networks and undertake fascinating real-world projects, drawing on our links with local, national and
Develop both intellectual and professional skills for leadership roles in the public history, heritage and cultural industries
Study in a historic city and county, surrounded by visitor attractions including country houses, museums and industrial archaeology
Gain practical experience of the heritage industry, with work-based consultancies to enhance your employability
Build your networks and undertake fascinating real-world projects, drawing on our links with local, national and international heritage organisations
Explore public history and heritage at a global level, underpinned by our partnerships with universities overseas
Be inspired by our dedicated, enthusiastic teaching team, including historians who are published experts in their field and heritage professionals with vast industry experience
How you'll be assessed
Assessments will help you develop a wide range of research, critical thinking and presentational skills which are flexible and adaptable for a varied global market.
For instance, in the Politics of History module, you will produce a ‘policy paper’ to present historical research in a format suitable to inform policy makers. Meanwhile, the Understanding Audiences and Audience Development module involves conducting audience research and evaluating actual data, working within a real heritage setting.
MA Public History and Heritage graduates typically go on to pursue a wide range of careers in roles such as museum curator, archive professional, heritage educator and academic researcher.
Because the MA combines practical work experience with a masters level dissertation based on thorough academic research, you will have a broad and flexible portfolio of skills to impress potential employers.
This course could also be the springboard for taking your studies to PhD level. The abilities you gain in independent learning, research and communication on the MA will prepare you well for the challenge.
The University of Derby is spread across two campuses in Derby and Chesterfield. Derby is proud to welcome students from more than 100 countries around the world, so you’ll be part of a diverse, international community.
Whether you are progressing from undergraduate study, want to change or develop your career, or simply study the subject you love in more depth, the University offers a wide range of courses and flexible study methods including full-time, part-time and online learning.
From criminology to science, education to business, the University also offers a dozens of courses designed for continuing professional development (CPD) that will help you enhance your skills, maintain your professional registration and take your career to the next level.