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Additional WRoCAH Funding Opportunities

Posted on 7 January 2014

Exciting news of WRoCAH funding at York for MA study

We are pleased to be able to announce that the Department of History has been awarded three MA scholarships for the MA in Public History and MA in Contemporary History and International Politics for the academic year 2014-15 by WRoCAH (the White Rose College for the Arts and Humanities). This is very exciting, given the small number of these scholarships available across the three White Rose Universities. The details of the awards are:

  • One scholarship offering full funding for a home/EU student for the MA in Public History
  • One fee waiver (at the home/EU rate), for the MA in Public History
  • One fee waiver (at the home/EU rate) for the MA in Contemporary History and International Politics

Candidates who wish to be considered for one of these scholarships should apply by 9 May 2014. All applicants who are eligible will be considered. Information on applying can be found through the University's postgraduate scholarships page.

The MA in Public History offers students cutting edge interdisciplinary academic training together with exciting opportunities for hands-on experience in the cultural sphere through a placement in the heritage sector. The programme is designed to give students an understanding of the critical issues in public history and to analyse the variety of changing ways that the public engage with the past through not only traditional media, but also new digital and rich media products. The core modules are taught by practitioners and members of the Department of History. All students can also take an assessed placement in industry as an optional module in the Spring Term.

The MA in Contemporary History and International Politics offers an advanced course of study focused upon global history and politics since 1945, with a particular focus on the evolution of global institutions, movements and ideas; in developing individualised learning pathways, students are able to draw upon the extensive research and teaching expertise of both the History and Politics departments at York.

More information is available here:

More information about the student experience of the public history internship is available here:

This term we are also organising a series of public lectures in Public History so that you can get a taste of what is involved. Most of the lectures are given by practitioners who also teach on the degree. The full list of lectures can be found here: