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Manchester Metropolitan University: Public History and Heritage

Institution Manchester Metropolitan University View institution profile
Department History
Telephone 0161 2476969
Study type Taught


Our specialised masters in Public History and Heritage draws on the research expertise of the Manchester Centre for Public History and Heritage, providing students with access to archives, historians and networks far beyond just those in the University.

The course trains students in the specifics of public history and heritage and is suitable for those considering a career in heritage management or associated fields, such as libraries and archives, tourism or local government, or wishing to progress onto higher research programmes.

Features and Benefits - Professional skills - develop skills specific to the heritage industry, such as field-recording of heritage assets, the production of industry-standard reports, and the integration of heritage decision-making into various areas of public administration.

  • Exciting placements - work placements will introduce you to the real working environment and enable you to establish valuable contacts within the industry. Previous placements have included Manchester Histories, Sound Archives Unlocked, the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre, People’s History Museum, and a number of National Trust properties.

  • Industry connections - strong links with regional and national historians and archives.

  • Academic expertise - work alongside leading researchers whose published work covers a wide range of geographical and chronological areas including: women and slavery in America, medieval crusades, Tudor religion, early modern politics and culture, crime and the Victorian city, terrorism and political violence, museums and public policy.

  • Manchester Centre for Public History and Heritage - draw on the expertise of the Manchester Centre for Public History and Heritage based in our department, where many of our academics are active researchers.

  • Hone your research skills – pursue your own original historical project that allows you to develop your research skills, with the aid of expert supervision.


Manchester Metropolitan University

A modern university in a great global city 
Manchester Metropolitan University is home to a diverse community of international students from 130 countries.

The University is ranked 56th in the UK, which is a measure of its commitment to excellence in teaching and research.

City centre campus in the heart of Manchester
Located in the centre of Manchester, Manchester Met’s campus is conveniently located close to the city’s many world-renowned music, sports and cultural venues, as well as the second-largest Chinatown in Britain. Voted the UK’s best city to live in*, Manchester is also …

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