StudyQA — Master: Urban History — University of Leicester

Urban History

Study mode:On campus Study type:Part-time Languages: English
Local:$ 6.76k / Academic year(s) Foreign:$ 16.2k / Academic year(s)  
170 place StudyQA ranking:3250 Duration:12 months

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Course aims
These include: to provide an illuminating and challenging introduction to the historical study of towns and cities; to provide an introduction to research design; to develop analytical skills; to inspire students to undertake and complete a dissertation on an original topic. The course will have a strong appeal to social, economic, and cultural historians, planning specialists, geographers, art historians and all those with an interest in the study of the city and of individual communities.

The MA offers two specialist pathways:

* MA in Urban History: Global Cities
* MA in Urban History: Conservation, Heritage and Planning

You can also take a general pathway for the MA in Urban History.

Duration and mode of study
One year full-time or two years part-time.

Course modules
Core (for all pathways):

* Concepts in Urban History
* Research Training for Historians
* Dissertation

Global Cities Pathway

* Colonial Cities In British Asia and Africa
* The European and the American City: Concepts and Realities.

Conservation Heritage and Planning Pathway

* Conservation, Heritage and the Urban Environment
* Architecture and Planning in 20th Century Europe and America

Option modules for MA Urban History general pathway

Two from the following subject to availability:

* Colonial Cities in British Asia and Africa.
* The European and the American City: Concepts and Realities.
* Conservation, Heritage and the Urban Environment.
* Vices and Virtues: Behaving and Misbehaving in British Society 1850-1980.
* Urban Topography: Image and Reality, c.15401840.
* Testimonies of the City.

Teaching and assessment methods
Teaching is mainly by seminars with 5-10 students. There are also visits to local and national archives, trips to historical sites, specialist day workshops and a series of guest seminars from distinguished visiting urban historians. Online tutorials, datasets and web resources have been developed to assist students in their project work and dissertations. Assessment is by essays, assignments and projects, and a 20,000 word dissertation.

An upper second-class honours degree, or its equivalent, in History or a cognate subject. Applications are also invited from those who do not possess the normal admission requirements but who can show enthusiasm and competence by having attended relevant certificated courses, by submitting published work or by writing qualifying essays to a first degree standard. English Language Requirements CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 75 (Grade B)
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