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MA Cultural History

This innovative, interdisciplinary MA Cultural History programme of study explores aspects of modern and contemporary history through different cultural forms including art, literature, music, dance and film. 

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UCAS

Bishop Otter campus (Chichester)

Full & Part Time

Entry Requirements and Fees

2020/21 UK fee: £6,500

2020/21 International fee: £13,950

For further details about fees, please see our Tuition Fee page.

  • An honours degree at 2:1 or higher in a related discipline
  • Students with a Lower Second Class Bachelor’s degree or with qualifications in non-related disciplines may be considered
  • If English is not your first language then English language proficiency required is IELTS 6.5 (with no element less than 5.5) - or equivalent qualification

Student view

Charlene Alloway
Cultural History MA
I was attracted to the Cultural History degree because I could personalise it with a subject that interests me. I’ve had fantastic support from the university, and wouldn’t have come this far without the help of the tutors.

Course content

This course will:

  • Broaden your understanding of modern and contemporary cultural history
  • Help you to develop your academic research and investigative skills
  • Enhance your skills in high-level academic writing
  • Enable you to develop a specialism within an area of cultural history that interests you
  • Offer you a supportive and simulating environment in which to learn

There are two routes through the MA degree which are available to full-time and part-time students.

Route A (Taught):

  • Full-time students will complete British Cultural History (taught for both semesters and achieving 60 credits) plus one further 30-credit module per semester. 
  • On completion of 120 credits they will work on their dissertation. 
  • Part-time students will complete British Cultural History in year 1 and two further taught modules in year 2.  They will then proceed to their dissertation.

Route B (Research):

  • Full-time students will complete British Cultural History and will then be allocated a research supervisor to work for the remaining 60 credits via two research modules. 
  • On completion of 120 credits they will work on their dissertation. 
  • Part-time students will complete British Cultural History in year 1 and two research modules in year 2.  They will then proceed to their dissertation.

Further information

If you would like to arrange an informal chat about the MA please contact Dr Danae Tankard at d.tankard@chi.ac.uk

COURSE START DATE

This course starts in September

 

Our facilities

Bishop Otter campus – where you will be based:

Over the past few years, we’ve redeveloped both of our campuses so that you have the best facilities available for your degree. We pride ourselves on the quality of the learning environment we can offer our students. We offer a substantial collection of books, journals and other materials to help you further your research. A range of study areas for group and quiet study including Wi-Fi areas for laptop use are available, or you can use our open access PC and Mac areas.

Our Learning Resource Centre is the hub of the learning environment. It has two upper floors of library resources, one for silent study and one for quiet study, both of which have recently been refurbished. On the ground floor, you’ll find the Support and Information Zone, Media Centre, Otter Gallery, Costa Coffee and a variety of IT resources. It also offers:

  • 130 open access PC workstations
  • 45 Apple iMacs
  • Ample printing facilities
  • Netbooks available on loan
  • Professional editing suites
  • Media loans counter
  • Wi-Fi and plug points throughout

Bognor Regis campus:

At Bognor Regis campus there is an integrated approach to the provision of learning resources and support. Just like Bishop Otter campus, we offer thousands of collections of books, journals and other materials to help you further your research.

Our brand new, award-winning Learning Resource Centre is at the heart of the campus. It hosts a modern library service with areas for quiet and silent study on both floors.  Also situated in the LRC is the Support and Information Zone, Costa Coffee and over 80 open access work stations.  An equipment loans centre offers laptops, tablets and other electronic devices for short and long term loans.

Where this can take you

Our MA is designed to transform you into an active and confident researcher in the broad field of Cultural History. The course is a gateway to PhD research, providing an opportunity to focus your research, develop your independence in a supportive environment, and refine your research skills.

The MA is also for anyone who wants to develop their skills, subject knowledge, and confidence in research and the presentation of research. It is particularly relevant for careers in related fields, from heritage to arts management, for teachers in History and related subjects, and for careers requiring high-level abilities in writing, presentation, and critical analysis.

It will also prepare you for any employment role requiring skills in self-directed analysis, communication and writing, such as editing, journalism and publishing, and any business role requiring abilities in self-managed development and the presentation of ideas.

 

Indicative modules

  • British Cultural History (compulsory)
  • The Aftermath of War: Society, Politics, Commemoration & Heritage
  • French Cultural History: From a Literary to a Visual Cultural History
  • Independent ‘Pilot’ Study Module
  • Research Proposal and Literature Review

International English Studies

Include International English Studies: 

Additional Costs

Include Additional Costs: 

Want further information?

For further information or if you would like to arrange an informal chat about the MA please contact Dr Danae Tankard at d.tankard@chi.ac.uk.