MA Urban History
Duration: One year full-time, or two years part-time
Course start date: October each year
This is the only MA in Urban History in the UK. It is a highly regarded, well-established degree programme which attracts students from the across the globe. The course has been designed by leading academics in the field and is an exciting and challenging programme.
It offers a broad interdisciplinary introduction to the study of the city from classical antiquity to modern times, enabling students to concentrate on specialist fields including the cultural and social history of English towns, urban behaviour and landscapes, global and colonial cities, and contemporary issues in urban regeneration and conservation.
The course will have a strong appeal to historians, local historians, planning specialists, geographers, archaeologists, art historians, social and cultural historians, and all those with an interest in the study of the city and of individual communities.
Teaching and Assessment
Teaching at the Centre for Urban History is innovative and high quality and conducted by enthusiastic and experienced staff. Each of the course modules is taught on the basis of small group seminars. Modules are assessed by written work and oral presentations.
In the first semester you will take the two core modules Historical Research Methods and The City in History. During the second semester you will have the opportunity to select from a variety of options to suit your interests.
You will also write a 20,000 word dissertation, which provides an important opportunity for you to develop their own research expertise while working on an approved topic under the direction of a supervisor. The annual David Reeder Prize is awarded to the best MA dissertation.
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The requirements of the course are spread over two years. In the first year you will take Historical Research Methods in semester one and an option/ specialist module in semester two. In the second year you will take The City in History in semester one followed by a further option/ specialist module in semester two. As with full- time students you will write a 20,000 word dissertation.
For more information about the degree contact the course co-ordinator Dr Prashant Kidambi