Raphael Samuel History Centre’s MA in Heritage Studies scholarships available for October entry

URGENT: MA Heritage Studies –

scholarships available for October 2015 entry

Scholarships covering 50 per cent of MA course fees are available for the Raphael Samuel History Centre’s MA in Heritage Studies. The course can be taken full or part-time and the classes are in the evenings. See below for course details. Anyone interested in applying should check the link below and if you have further questions please contact the programme leader, Toby Butler (t.butler@uel.ac.uk) as soon as possible.

http://www.uel.ac.uk/Postgraduate/Courses/MA-Heritage-Studies

Scholarship details:

http://uel.ac.uk/study/postgrad/funding/pg_home_fees/scholarships_and-_bursaries/uelpostgraduatescholarship/?_ga=1.141264946.12691441.1411041657

MA Heritage Studies

The programme takes a wide and inclusive approach to public history and heritage that embraces the street and the internet as well as the museum or exhibition gallery. The courses have a strong focus on memory, oral history and multi-media production – all rapidly expanding areas of heritage practice. This programme is designed to equip you with key skills in researching, interpreting and communicating history through a variety of media. It affords its students an outstanding opportunity to develop the skills necessary to produce digital media and students can choose to submit a dissertation or a practice based project/exhibition. A series of other postgraduate qualifications (certificate, diploma) are available for those who wish to take fewer or stand-alone modules. Courses run in the evenings and programmes can be taken full or part time. This MA offers potential career opportunities in museum and heritage, tourism, academic research, journalism, libraries and archives, education, broadcasting and new media.

The course is convened by the Raphael Samuel History Centre and is taught at the University of East London and Birkbeck. Last year the external examiner described the programme as ‘world class’.

Student Testimonial:

“UEL’s MA in Heritage Studies was rigorous and stimulating academically and gave me the opportunity and encouragement to develop practical skills… this is an original, thorough, and carefully-constructed syllabus, taught by people who are deeply engaged with their subject and able to communicate that enthusiasm to students. For those who want a career in the heritage industry, the course provides lots of opportunities to find jobs and placements in museums and other heritage organisations. I couldn’t recommend the MA more highly; it was the perfect course for me.”

For MA course info see

http://www.raphael-samuel.org.uk/courses/programmes/ma-heritage-studies

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About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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