As part of the successful award of a Centre for Doctoral Training to the Heritage Consortium (Universities of Huddersfield, Bradford, Hull, Leeds Met, Northumbria, Sheffield Hallam and Teesside) we welcome applications for one Fully Funded Research Training Masters in History/Heritage at the University of Huddersfield to commence in October 2014. The Heritage Consortium is an innovative PhD programme which aims to develop a range of skills derived from a direct engagement with heritage and the heritage sector broadly defined.
The award includes a full fee waiver and a stipend at RCUK-equivalent Research Preparation Masters rate of £9,681. The successful student will enroll on the Full Time MA in History and work towards a dissertation which draws together history and heritage.
The MA programme consists of four taught modules, delivered across two terms. Most of the teaching normally takes place on a Tuesday evening and includes modules focused on understanding historical practice, research skills, source evaluation and developing a project literature review. Work with heritage partners will be linked to these modules across the course of the programme.
History staff have a range of research interests from the Medieval to the contemporary with particular strengths in gender, health, labour, battlefield and childhood history. The successful student will also have the opportunity to work with one of our heritage partners to acquire the skills required to develop their dissertation project.
Applicants should have a minimum of a good 2:1 degree in History, Heritage or cognate discipline. To apply submit a cv with your qualifications, any relevant experience and a 300 word outline of your research interests and reasons for applying to undertake a Research Preparation Masters with a focus on History and Heritage. In particular, you should consider how you would fit into a programme designed to prepare for a heritage PhD. Applications should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org and headed History and Heritage RPM by the closing date of 21 July 2014.