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The MA in Public History and Heritage is ideal if you are directly aiming for a career in that field. We offer a flexible programme designed to offer academic training and relevant employability skills.
You will have the chance to engage with external heritage organisations and gain practical, hands-on experience with staff projects in heritage and public history.
A range of stimulating and relevant modules are available to choose, covering topics from Ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome to contemporary local history.
In the second part of the course you have a choice of a 60-credit practice-based dissertation project, or a 60-credit written dissertation project.
WHY PUBLIC HISTORY AND HERITAGE AT SWANSEA?
Swansea University will connect you with respected external heritage organisations, allowing you to gain experience with a number of projects.
The College of Arts and Humanities is based on our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay.
Designed to promote individual and collaborative research activity of international standard, the Graduate Centre provides a supportive environment for postgraduate research and taught masters study.
It offers postgraduate training to enhance academic and professional development, and facilitates seminar programmes, workshops and international conferences.
YOUR PUBLIC HISTORY AND HERITAGE EXPERIENCE
You will study a set number of 20-credit modules, before undertaking either a 60-credit practice-based dissertation project or a 60-credit written dissertation in the second part of the course.
Modules include a variety of options in heritage, public history, ancient history, ancient Egyptian culture, Welsh identities, museum theory, museum practice and a work placement.
There is a postgraduate common room and an electronic resources room available in the James Callaghan Building.
PUBLIC HISTORY AND HERITAGE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
This course is designed to develop your employability by connecting you with external heritage organisations. In addition to practical specialised skills, you will develop excellent oral and writing skills.
Graduates from this course are well positioned for a career in public history and heritage. But they also enter industries including education or government.