Postgraduate MA

Social History

Develop your passion and understanding of history on this exciting postgraduate course. You’ll learn from an expert team of research-active historians.

Social History

Course Overview

  • Institution code

  • Main location

    City Campus
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    12 Months
  • Start date

    16 Sep 2024

As part of this course you’ll:

  • Explore the social and cultural history of Britain, Europe and the Wider World from c. 1750 to the very recent past
  • Develop key transferable skills in research, writing, communication, and digital technology
  • Join a thriving academic community and take part in a student-led conference
  • Benefit from our links with external partners such as Leeds Museums and Galleries and Leeds Libraries, with access to resources and networking opportunities
  • Get familiar with historians’ approaches and methods

Learn with experts
You’ll be taught by an expert team of research-active historians. We are internationally recognised for our outward-looking approach to the past and for our specialism in areas such as:

  • Communication
  • Food history
  • Gender
  • Life writing
  • Technology
  • Travel

Working with you
We are proud of our collaborative approach to teaching and learning. It will give you the skills and confidence to complete your own independent research dissertation. 

Shape your career
Whether you’re already working, looking to change professions, or continuing your studies from an undergraduate degree, our careers advisors will support you in shaping your career path whilst you complete your studies. You’ll be able to continue accessing this support for five years after you graduate. 

Gaining a postgraduate degree in social history has helped many of our alumni progress within their existing industry, and also helped those looking for a change of career. With the support of the Leeds Beckett career team, you can discover what role is best suited to you, and where you are best placed to apply your new set of skills and knowledge.

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Why study Social History at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Learn from an expert teaching team of research-active historians
  2. Benefit from our connections with external partners and community organisations, such as Leeds Libraries and Leeds Museums and Galleries
  3. Increase your employability prospects by developing a wide range of transferrable skills
  4. Access a supportive careers team who can help you achieve your career goals, even after you’ve graduated

Dr Grainne Goodwin talks about the Social History MA at Leeds Beckett University.