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MAPublic Humanities

Tuition fee £16,000 per year
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Expenses, accommodation, working etc. 


The MA combines hands-on training in project management and digital technologies with the study of cultural heritage and public engagement – their value, their impact on societies and what forms they may take in the future.

You get to design and undertake your own projects, which may draw on your existing specialist subjects or explore new areas.

You will 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 – history, music, literature and so on.

Experts from the Humanities Research Institute (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.

We ask you to do some independent study and keep a journal reflecting on your work. You’ll be assessed on your coursework and a dissertation.

Programme structure

Core modules

You’ll choose one or two core pathway modules from:
Digital Humanities
Public Engagement
Cultural Heritage

Other core modules are:
Introduction to Public Humanities
One appropriate linked project module


Project work
Work placements

You’ll do some independent study and keep a journal reflecting on your work.



Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States