Studying local and regional history in Britain and Ireland: The Open University MA in History

Donnachie, Ian (2010). Studying local and regional history in Britain and Ireland: The Open University MA in History. Scottish Local History Journal, 78 pp. 24–28.

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Provides a detailed review of the development and curriculum of the MA History programme, explaining the aims and structure of the course. The paper provides an overview of the seminal works of history studied, the skills and resources students learn to deploy, local and regional historiography in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, the six major themes of the course (crime & policing, the role of families, poverty & welfare, industry, urbanisation, and religion), and project planning for research and writing a dissertation.

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