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What will I learn?

On this MA you will examine how cultural constructions of history and memory are fundamental forces in shaping contemporary life.

Our programme will equip you with the analytical, critical and practical skills needed to make new historical accounts and representations, and to investigate a variety of cultural forms and practices in a global context. Topics range from oral history and digital media to the contested memorial landscape and struggles for social justice.

Your lecturers have expertise across cultural, social and political history, cultural, literary, film and visual studies, and the history of ideas – and we take an interdisciplinary approach. The course has three pathways, each of which explores a field with a distinctive thematic and methodological focus.

How this course is delivered

We've made some changes to the way our courses are taught to keep everyone safe, connected and involved in university life. Now, students have a blend of on-campus and digitally enabled remote learning that provides lots of opportunities to interact and engage with lecturers and other students.


The knowledge, intellectual skills and confidence acquired through study on this MA provides excellent training for doctoral research. All CHMI students are encouraged to participate in the rich programme of seminars, symposia and conferences, which includes an annual postgraduate conference organised by the Centre for Research in Memory, Narrative and Histories, the Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics, and the School of Humanities. CHMI graduates have a direct route on to our Humanities PhD programme, but have also gone on to doctoral research at other universities. You will also acheive PGCert and PGDip awards in this course.

Which department am I in?

School of Humanities and Social Science

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£15,300.00 (US$ 21,058) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2022


Grand Parade

68 Grand Parade,

Lewes Road,


Brighton and Hove,

BN2 0JY, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need a four year bachelor degree. Minimum English language requirements: IELTS 6.0 (min 5.5 in all components).

For international students

Normally 2:2 honours degree in a related subject in a relevant subject. Candidates who do not have a degree will still be considered for admission if they can demonstrate suitable professional experience or substantial experience of the subject area. IELTS 7.0 overall and 6.5 in writing.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Kaplan International College (KIC) London

About University of Brighton

With an outstanding curriculum and Careers and Employability team, 91.6 per cent of students are employed within 6 months of completing their course.

  • Welcomes 3,000 international students every year
  • 91.6 per cent graduate employability rate
  • Top 50 UK university for graduate outcomes (CUG, 2022)
  • #1 Young UK University World Rankings (THE)