This degree will provide you with specialist knowledge in issues of urban conservation and heritage and prepare you for professional practice within the field.
The course combines the historical study of cities and conservation practice with an understanding of architecture, material culture and the principles of establishing heritage value to provide a multi-disciplinary grounding in an area of growing significance for planning, tourism and urban policy.
You will develop an understanding of research design and acquire advanced analytical skills which will prepare you to undertake and complete a dissertation on an original topic of your choice.
You will gain practical skills in areas such as project management and scientific practice, ensuring you develop the expertise and knowledge to further your career in urban conservation or to undertake PhD study.
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2:1 degree in history or another relevant discipline.
We welcome applicants who do not have a degree but who can show enthusiasm and competence by having attended relevant certificated courses, by submitting published work or by writing qualifying essays to a first degree standard.
English Language Requirements: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.
The City in History
Option modules, choose two option modules from:
Conservation, Heritage and Planning
Conservation in Practice
Heritage in the Workplace
Plus your dissertation
If you enrol on our two-year part-time course you will take one core module and one option module in each semester over the two years and complete a 20,000-word dissertation in the second year.
Our MA course will offer you a very strong competitive advantage and career choices and your future salary can be considerably enhanced by postgraduate qualifications.
A postgraduate degree in history provides you with a wide range of skills including:
critical analysis of textual, visual, and material evidence
statistical analysis and database design
advanced written and oral presentation skills
time management and independent working on a large-scale research project
As a postgraduate student in the school, you will also have the opportunity to plan meetings and conferences, as well as possible opportunities for teaching and demonstrating to undergraduate students.
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