Study with us
The Local and Regional Research group offers a supportive environment and expertise for students researching local and regional topics.
Interested in taking your research further, and studying for a formal qualification with structured support and access to the University's wide range of resources?
At the University of Hertfordshire we offer a taught MA in History, MA by Research, History PhD, and a Professional Doctorate in Heritage.
*New for September 2019
*MA in History at the University of Hertfordshire
Our taught MA in 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.
Follow the link to find out more and to apply: MA in History programme
Deadline for applications for September enrolment is July 2019.
Any questions? Contact Dr Katrina Navickas, or call 01707 285624, for more details on taking your research further.
MA by Research in History
The MA by Research in History can be taken full-time (1 year) or part-time (2 years).
It is based on the development and completion of a discreet research project in any field of History for which expert supervision can be provided.
The resulting thesis, which should normally be around 20-25,000 words in length, is defended in an oral examination led by an external examiner.
Email Professor Sarah Lloyd for more information on pursuing an MA by Research on a Heritage-related topic.
Recent research publications and theses by our members:
- Simon Langsdale, MA by Research, 'Thomas Ward Blagg and the Abbey Parish Charities Scandal c.1827-1860' - download the dissertation here: https://uhra.herts.ac.uk/handle/2299/20277
- Karen Rothery, PhD, 'The Implementation and Administration of the New Poor Law in Hertfordshire c1830-1847' - https://uhra.herts.ac.uk/handle/2299/18187
- Megan Webber, PhD, 'London Charity Beneficiaries, c. 1800-1834: Questions of Agency' - https://uhra.herts.ac.uk/handle/2299/17339
- Janice Turner, PhD, 'An Anatomy of a 'Disorderly' Neighbourhood: Rosemary Lane and Rag Fair c.1690-1765'. http://hdl.handle.net/2299/15307
- Helen Tyler, MA by Research, 'Education and Social Mobility 1870 - 1914: a Study of Four Schools in the Registration District of Hitchin in Hertfordshire': https://uhra.herts.ac.uk/handle/2299/16367
- Fabian Hiscock, MA by Research, 'The Socio-Economic Effects of the Grand Junction Canal on West Hertfordshire: 1791 to 1841': https://uhra.herts.ac.uk/handle/2299/17240
- Matthew Benjamin, MA by Research, 'Complete Communities or Dormitory Towns? Case Studies in Interwar Housing at Welwyn Garden City, Becontree and St Helier': https://uhra.herts.ac.uk/handle/2299/17353
- Catherine Robinson, MA by Research, 'Imports, Mechanisation and the Decline of the English Plaiting Industry: The View from the Hatters' Gazette, Luton 1873 - 1900': https://uhra.herts.ac.uk/handle/2299/17623
- Tom Heritage, MA by Research, 'A COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE ON CHANGING HOUSEHOLD AND FAMILY STRUCTURE IN MID-VICTORIAN HERTFORDSHIRE': https://uhra.herts.ac.uk/handle/2299/14441