Study for MA History or Folklore Studies

MA in History – From the Local to the Global


Our MA History programme takes an innovative approach to the study of history by connecting the local to the global. Covering the period from 1550 to the present, you will explore the impact of big historical forces on everyday lives.

The programme is offered full time (1 year) and part-time (2 years) and is taught through seminars in the evenings. Assessment is through coursework, culminating in a 15,000-word dissertation on a topic of your choice, supervised by an expert in the field.

To find out more and to apply to the MA programme, follow this link

MA in Folklore Studies


An exciting new programme is now being offered at the University of Hertfordshire for anyone curious about the traditions we follow, the customs we practice, and the legends we tell.

From this September, the University will be running (both full-time and part-time) the only MA in Folklore Studies in England. It offers students with an Honours degree in a range of related subjects (such as History, English Literature, Anthropology, Archaeology, and Sociology) a thorough grounding in the history of the discipline of Folklore and current work in the field.

This distinctive programme combines breadth with depth of study through wide-ranging but inter-connected modules with a focus on legend, ritual, belief, and tradition in British society.

Students will also explore Folklore in comparative international contexts and consider its global importance as an aspect of UNESCO’s definition of Intangible Cultural Heritage. See the UH courses website for further details.

Contact Professor Owen Davies or Dr Ceri Houlbrook if you have any questions.

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