Social and Cultural History, M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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The history of people, their societies and cultures is the focus of the Social and Cultural History programme at the University of Leeds, where you値l explore how people have lived and died across periods and geographies.

About

Core modules will improve your research skills and introduce you to key concepts and issues in social and cultural history. You値l also choose from a wide range of optional modules, allowing you to focus on societies and periods that interest you.

You could study apartheid in South Africa, communities and castes in India, birth and death in medieval Europe or social movements in the USA. You値l be able to focus on gender, race and religion as well as other issues that have shaped the lives of individuals and communities.

Taught by expert researchers within the School of History and the Leeds Humanities Research Institute, this programme uses the latest approaches and thinking in social and cultural history to give you an insight into the lives of others.

We have a wealth of resources allowing you to explore topics that interest you. The world-class Brotherton Library and its Special Collections contain a huge number of early printed, archive and manuscript materials including the Liddle Collection on the First and Second World Wars, Leeds Library of Vernacular Culture, manuscript and commonplace books, travel journals and one of the best collections of cookery books and household manuals in the country.

Extensive collections of national, regional and local newspapers from over the years are available on microfilm, as well as cartoons and satirical prints from the British Museum and extensive collections of letters and correspondence. There痴 even the Yorkshire Fashion Archive and M&S Archive on campus, allowing you to gain a real insight into popular culture over time.

The Social and Cultural History programme from University of Leeds is also available to study part-time over 24 months.

Programme Structure

Course content

From the beginning of the programme you値l study core modules developing your knowledge and skills in social and cultural history, building your understanding of research methods and exploring central concepts and debates in the subject.

In both semesters, you値l also have the chance to choose optional modules from a wide range on offer, allowing you to focus on issues, themes and societies that interest you. You could draw on the diverse expertise of our tutors to select modules across Indian, African, American, British and Latin American history.

You値l also have the opportunity to work collaboratively with partner organisations, such as the West Yorkshire Archive Service, by studying the 閃aking History: Archive Collaborations optional module.

This programme will equip you with a broad skill set for historical research as well as a good base of subject knowledge. You値l be able to demonstrate these with your dissertation, which allows you to conduct independent research on a topic of your choice. You値l submit this by the end of the programme in September.

If you choose to study part-time, you値l study over a longer period and take fewer modules in each year.

Learning and teaching

We use a range of teaching and learning methods. The majority of your modules will be taught through weekly seminars, where you値l discuss issues and themes in your chosen modules with a small group of students and your tutors. Independent study is also crucial to this degree, giving you the space to shape your own studies and develop your skills.

Assessment

We use different types of assessment to help you develop a wide range of skills, including presentations, research proposals, case studies and essays, depending on the subjects you choose.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

Entry requirements
  • A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (Hons) in History or a related subject.
International qualifications
  • We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications.

Tuition Fee

Funding

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