Centre for Regional and Local History


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History (Local History) MA
1-2 years, full- or part-time
This if for you if... you are fascinated by regional identities, society and landscape, and historical ecology and you wish to learn historical research techniques.

Why study with us?


Our MA programmes are taught through a variety of seminars, lectures, practical classes, day-trips and a week long field course to help you develop your knowledge.


We are an internationally known postgraduate research centre delivering specialist MAs. Our outstanding research was very highly rated by the Research Excellence Framework in 2014; our research ensures that you are taught by leading experts.


Our Master's pathway MA History (Local History) is available on a full or part-time basis, starting in late September each year.


The University Library houses an exceptional local history collection covering all counties of England and Wales, and includes not only recent publications but also volumes dating back to the sixteenth century.

The Centre for Regional and Local History also holds extensive collections of materials relating to local and regional history in the UK, as well as maps, reference guides, and a range of other research materials. These are housed across two reference libraries and study spaces in the Attenborough Building, which our students are welcome to use. 

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