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Study for an MA in history

Make your historical research go further at the University of Hertfordshire

Do you have a love of history? Are you interested in pursuing postgraduate research in your own historical interests?

Do you have a BA degree in history, law, English, or related subjects? Would you like to bring your degree up to date or to take your expertise further?

The University of Hertfordshire offers you the MA by research in history.

The MA can be taken full-time (1 year) or part-time (2 years). Supervision is flexibly timed to suit you.

What are the benefits of the MA by research

  • design your own project on a topic that interests you and that can be supervised by internationally-renowned experts in their field
  • create original research using historical research and a wide range of archives
  • produce a 25,000 word dissertation that has the potential to be publishable or shared with the wider public
  • undertake bespoke training and structured support in historical writing and research
  • link with local and national archives and museums (Hertfordshire Archive Service, the National Archives, British Museum, Stevenage Museum)
  • join the History Lab postgraduate community for a yearly programme of talks and visits, and an annual residential conference at Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Great Park
  • work with the Heritage Hub, a university-wide network sharing information and expertise with local community groups.

We have a long and distinguished series of graduates who have studied for an MA and PhD as a career break or during their retirement.

What topics have our MA students studied for their dissertations?

  • education and social mobility in 19th century Hitchin;
  • the Nazi occupation of the Channel Islands;
  • the gendering of the Holocaust;
  • the relationship between Ealing film studios and the government in the Second World War;
  • the John Lewis partnership in Welwyn Garden City;
  • mental asylums in 19th century Hertfordshire;
  • the rise and decline of apothecaries’ assistants;
  • popular attitudes towards rural customs and rights in late 19th and early 20th century England.

Unsure whether you want to commit to an MA?

We also offer a range of ‘taster’ short courses in topics such as family history, applying for heritage lottery funding, and digital history.

If you already have an MA, why not think about studying for a PhD in history with us.

Contact us:

Contact History outreach co-ordinator, Dr Katrina Navickas, for more details:

email , telephone 01707 285624, or write to Dr Katrina Navickas, School of Humanities, De Havilland Campus, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, AL10 9AB.




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