MA History Of Family - Introduction


The MA in the History of the Family is offered as a one-year full-time, two-year part-time or as an online postgraduate degree programme.

The aims of the programme are:

  • to provide those interested in the History of Family with an opportunity to obtain formal training in the methodologies and concepts of the History of Family


On the completion of the programme a successful participant will have:

  • acquired a knowledge of a range of key issues in the history of political, social and economic development as it might be applied to families and communities
  • developed advanced skills in identifying, locating, assessing and interpreting appropriate primary and secondary sources
  • acquired the skills necessary as a foundation to conduct historical research at doctoral and post-doctoral level
  • conducted a substantial piece of primary-source based research under the supervision of a faculty member
  • developed the skills necessary to present the results of historical research to publication standard.