Centre for English Local History - Postgraduate StudiesMA in English Local HistoryMA by Individual Supervised Study (distance learning)MPhil and PhD Research DegreesThe Centre for English Local History is the only specifically postgraduate and research centre of its kind in Britain. Founded by W.G. Hoskins in 1948, it is internationally famous for its pioneering approaches and teaching of Local History. It has exceptionally high ratings in the government's research evaluation and teaching quality exercises. Unlike most other centres for local history, it is entirely serviced by its own staff. You therefore enjoy easy access to lecturers and among staff and students there is a shared enthusiasm for the subject.MA in English Local History (full-time or part-time)The course is the most comprehensive of its kind. It aims to provide a training in the `Leicester' approach to local, regional and contextual family history. It stresses comparative landscape and community, with emphasis on cultural regions, historical ecology, regional identities, and long-term perspectives. It is interdisciplinary and adopts many methods. The course appeals to many people who have, or wish to gain, jobs in 'heritage' related subjects, local government, teachers, museum curators, academic researchers, archaeologists, those interested in the built rural or urban environment, potential PhD students and academics, and those who study local and family history for their own personal interests.