This MA in Public History provides a qualification for those wishing to pursue a career in history working in broadcasting or in film, in museums, heritage, with community organisations or in journalism. It also supports academic historians who want to learn how best to communicate their research to wider audiences using a variety of media.
You will be equipped with professional skills of historical interpretation and communication and provided with an opportunity to work alongside practitioners in the field, including museum curators, public archivists, publishers and TV and radio producers. We welcome a variety of guest lecturers and collaborate with a number of external partner institutions. As well as transferable practical skills, you will learn about the key theories that underpin public history, digital history and public engagement. In doing so, the course aims to prepare graduates for a sector undergoing constant development and embracing the need to collaborate with other professionals and members of the public from diverse backgrounds. This is a unique gateway to the heritage sector and to the popular media, an MA for historians keen to engage in a changing world.