English Local History and Family History MA
Duration and mode of study
One year full-time or two years part-time
September each year
Normally an upper second-class honours degree in History or a cognate subject. Applications are also invited from those who do not possess the normal admission requirements but who can show enthusiasm and competence by having attended relevant certificate courses, by submitting published work or by writing qualifying essays to a first degree standard.
This highly reputed MA provides training to research level in the ‘Leicester’ approach to English Local History as a subject which is comparative across the nation; topographically grounded; cultural in its concerns; sensitive to long-term chronologies; conceptually aware and inter-disciplinary in its methodologies.
- Community, Conflict and Change in England and Wales from the late 17th Century to the early 19th Century
- Understanding English and Welsh Communities and Cultures, 1800-2000
- Residential field course on the landscape and societies of an English region
- The Local Identities and Palaeography of Early Modern England 1500-1700
- Medieval Landscapes
Teaching and assessment methods
A wide range of lecture classes, seminars, practical classes, tutorials, day-trips in the field, a one-week residential field course, and a 20,000 word dissertation of your own choosing supervised by a member of staff.