History postgraduate courses

Prepare for an exciting future – by promoting a better understanding of the past. As the heritage industry plays an increasingly important role in the UK economy, studying at Derby opens the door to fulfilling careers helping the public engage with evidence from times gone by.

We make the most of our location in a historic city and county, surrounded by visitor attractions from fine aristocratic estates to the archaeology of the Industrial Revolution. You will be inspired by a teaching team made up of heritage industry experts and renowned researchers who work regularly as consultants on restoration projects and exhibitions.

Postgraduate History courses

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Career opportunities

MA Public History and Heritage graduates typically go on to pursue a wide range of careers.

  • Museum Curator
  • Archive Professional 
  • Heritage Educator 
  • Academic Researcher
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Postgraduate Live Online Events

While we’re not able to welcome you in person to our campuses at the moment, we’re not going to let that stop us showing you all the great things about studying at Derby.

We’re currently planning our autumn Open Events to bring you the best possible online and on-campus experience.

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