Date of release: Friday, May 30, 2014

MA Public HistoryGlobal travel, gender, empire, war and maritime history are just some of the topics on offer in a new Masters course beginning at Greenwich this September.

The MA in History offers the opportunity for further study and research into the past, in the inspiring historic setting of Maritime Greenwich.

The course has been developed in response to growing demand for a flexible, modern Masters programme tailored to students' employability and research aspirations. The course has been specifically designed for graduates considering a career in academic research or the UK's vibrant heritage sector, where a postgraduate qualification considerably enhances employability. It also provides career progression to those already established in the heritage world.

Alongside the development of theoretical knowledge, research skills and new research interests, the course explores the diverse ways in which history is put to work in the world, drawing on the expertise of the university's History team, leading visiting lecturers, and the Greenwich Maritime Institute. The wide range of optional modules includes Global Travel, Exploration and Empire 1600–1911; Public History; Histories of Feminism; and Britannia Challenged: 20th Century International Maritime History. Students will also have the option to complete a work placement in one of the many local museums and archives.

Dr Angela Byrne, Course Co-Leader, is delighted at the expansion in Greenwich's History curriculum. She says: "We are very excited by this development in the History programme, and by the possibilities for original research offered to our MA students. We have wonderful facilities available on our doorstep here in Greenwich and valuable links with the sector, giving students unique opportunities."

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