University of Essex

Department of History

MA Local, Community and Family History


Wivenhoe Park

Wivenhoe Park

Colchester, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degree Offered:

Format: Campus

Program Description:

MA Local, Community and Family History introduces you to the concepts and approaches used in local, community and family history. Local/micro history, as well as community and family studies, has played an increasingly important part in the development of historical analysis. We reflect these developments with our modules that draw on the rich national (and comparative) literature in these fields, with a primary focus on the period from 1800 to the twentieth century. You also design and conduct a substantial independent study on a chosen historical topic or in the field of local, community or family history This course will develop your skills in comparative historical analysis, giving you key transferable skills that will greatly enhance your employability upon graduation.


Postgraduate study qualification from the University of Essex.

International Student Requirements:

IELTS 7.0 or equivalent.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Small City