Comments about MA-Postgraduate Diploma in Urban History - At the institution - Leicester - Leicestershire
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.
Entry requirements An upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent.
MA/Postgraduate Diploma in Urban History
-European Urban Historiography
-Surviving Archives (practical work and visits)
-Economics for Historians
-Research Methods, Design and Presentational Skills
Option modules (three from the following subject to availability):
-Images and Reality: Urban Landscape 1540-1840
-Vices and Virtues
-Behaving and Misbehaving in British Society
Teaching and assessment methods (for all MA programmes)
Teaching is mainly by seminars with 5-10 students. There are also visits to local and national archives, trips to sites of historical relevance to each course; 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 an open book exam for option modules