MA Public Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Arts and Humanities at Sheffield isn’t just about academic excellence. We want to get ideas and discoveries out into the world, where they can enrich people’s lives.
About the course
Course description 2017
The MA combines hands-on training in project management, cultural heritage and digital technologies in a unique and professional approach. The work placement module operates on a ‘client’ basis – giving you the opportunity to gain practical real-world experience in a supportive environment.
You get to design and undertake your own projects, which may draw on your existing specialist subjects or explore new areas. You’ll select pathway modules, which are core for the course and combine these with modules taught by staff from across the Faculty in their areas of expertise.
Experts from the HRI and staff with practical experience in public engagement and cultural heritage will open your mind to the full potential of digital technology and theoretical and practical elements of public humanities.
Core modules are designed to simulate real-life projects and you’ll hone your project management skills on work placement with an appropriate organisation in Sheffield.
The list includes:
- Introduction to Public Humanities
- Public Engagement or Digital Humanities in Practice
- Introduction and Advanced Digital Humanities
- Understanding Public Engagement
- Heritage, History and Identity
- Heritage, Place and Community
- Modules from across the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.
Students choose one or two core pathway modules from Digital Humanities, Public Engagement and Cultural Heritage.
Other core modules are Introduction to Public Humanities; Heritage, History and Identity; Heritage, Place and Identity; one appropriate linked project module and the dissertation.
Examples of optional modules
You can choose from a range of approved modules in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.
Teaching and assessment
The course includes project work, blogs, workshops, event management, a client-centred work placement, practical seminars and relevant tutorials. The dissertation enhances and demonstrates your independent study skills. You’ll be assessed on your coursework and a dissertation.
- 1 year full-time
- 2 years part-time
You'll need a 2:1 in an appropriate subject. To talk about your qualifications, call us or send us an email:
T: +44 (0)114 222 9707
English language requirements
Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
MA applicants: select 'Interdisciplinary Faculty Programmes' as the faculty on the postgraduate online application form.
Postgraduate diploma/certificate applicants: select 'Faculty of Arts and Humanities' as the faculty on the postgraduate online application form.
Fees and funding
For information about funding opportunities for postgraduate study, please contact us.
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.
MA applicants should select 'Interdisciplinary Faculty Programmes' as the faculty on the form.
Postgraduate diploma/certificate applicants should select 'Faculty of Arts and Humanities' as the faculty on form.
If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:
The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.