Local history courses guide

Welcome to our Local History Courses Guide. With the help of our Guide, you should be able to get an indication of the kinds of courses on offer within the United Kingdom.

You could also visit HERO, the official gateway site to the UK's universities, colleges and research organisations.

Visit our news page about local history courses, Why do local history courses continue to decline?, to find out more.

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If you know of any educational establishment organising local history courses which does not appear in our list, then please send us details so that we can contact them and add them to our guide.

Possible providers of 2009 university based local history courses:
Birmingham University's Centre for Birmingham and Midlands History offers an MA in West Midlands History and a series of dayschools and evening classes.
Cambridge Madingley Hall
Hull offers a Certificate, Diploma and BA degree in regional and local history.
The University of Kent offers both a Certificate in Theory and Practice of Local History and a Diploma in Kentish History.
London Birkbeck
London Institute of Historical Research
London Kingston
Oxford: Advanced Diploma in Local History via the Internet
Oxford: Undergraduate Diploma in English Local History
Roehampton: MA/PCDip in Historical Research

Other course providers:
WEA: this site has a database searchable by start date, course name or subject. You can also contact your nearest regional office, a list of which can be found at www.wea.org.uk/Contact/index.htm.

College-on-the-Net is the collective name of a group of independent academic lecturers and specialist trainers who provide distance learning courses, including one on local history.

The Society of Genealogists' Education Centre provides online courses.

Wirral 3Ls is a not-for-profit charity which provides daytime courses and social activities mainly for over 50s.

The following residential colleges have local history courses from time to time:
Burton Manor Cheshire
Farncombe Estate Worcestershire
Higham Hall Cumbria
Knuston Hall Northamptonshire

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