History Part 2

The Open University

Course Information

The dissertation from the MA in History Part 2 from The Open University tests your ability to present a sustained academic argument in clear, logical prose. You’re not expected to make an original contribution to scholarly knowledge, but you must demonstrate an understanding of work done in the subject area, with a thorough survey of primary and secondary sources. Your tutor will support you in the development of your work.

Vocational relevance

When combined with successful completion of MA History part 1, this module will provide you with theoretical and practical training in major themes in local and regional history, research methods, project planning and writing a dissertation.

It will be valuable if you have, or are planning, a career as a teacher, librarian, museum or heritage professional, or have an interest in the subject and want to develop your historical skills. Careers where history would be useful include journalism, writing, and careers in the civil service or public administration. History can open up options to a wide range of careers.

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