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New Social History MA could be 'right up your street'

Those interested in the history of social issues and public welfare who are keen to gain a new qualification will find attractive the new part-time MA in Social History offered by the University of Leicester's Centre for Urban History (CUH).

This flexible two-year course focuses on the urban experience of communities and individual lives. Tailored to fit in with working life and commitments, the course is taught in the evenings once a week at CUH.

The MA's elements include Testimonies of the City (oral history), and Vices and Virtues (a social history of changing attitudes to tobacco, alcohol, swearing and sex in twentieth-century Britain). A diverse range of social issues will be covered. 

Entry qualifications are flexible. Though a first degree is preferred, the Centre also takes into consideration courses and qualifications obtained in the workplace.

The Centre for Urban History offers unrivalled expertise in oral and social history with an experienced team of adult education teachers. CUH provides a stimulating and supportive research environment. It organises and hosts several academic meetings a year and has a regular programme of public seminars with distinguished visiting speakers running throughout the academic year.
For further information contact Kate Crispin, Centre for Urban History, 5 Salisbury Road, Leicester LE1 7QR, telephone 0116 252 2378, email

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