Local History Courses

University of Liverpool Centre For Continuing Education


Courses by Mike Royden

Although I have run University Continuing Education courses since 1990, I have no courses planned to run at present. In the meantime contact the University of Liverpool Centre for Continuing Education for the latest listings.

The Local History Magazine listing on their website is also comprehensive.

Local History Online

Local History Courses Guide (national coverage)

Local History Academic Departments and Courses

University of Liverpool Centre For Continuing Education - History

Listings are usually published in August and open days held early September, but conferences and day schools may be added during the academic year. Credits are available for most courses towards formal awards.


The Certificate HE (Historical Studies) is offered by the School of History through the CE programme and is aimed at those part-time students who wish to gain a formal award from their studies. Students will be expected to complete a programme of study which totals 120 credits from a list of specified modules. Some modules are taught outside Liverpool. Modules currently offered are indicated by the symbol HS in this prospectus.

For further information please click link above or contact Dr Pat Starkey at School of History, The University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3BX. Tel 0151-794 2383, email p.m.starkey@liverpool.ac.uk

University of Keele Centre for Local History


The Certificate in Local History is a two-year, part-time course, with a dissertation at the end of the second year. Students can, however, attend for just one year if they wish but they will not be eligible for award of the Certificate. Completion of the Certificate may be a route to further study.


Prospectus and list of dissertations.

University of Leicester Centre for English Local History


Prospectus and list of dissertations; The course is the most comprehensive of its kind in England. It aims to provide you with a training, up to basic research level, in the 'Leicester' approach to English Local History as a subject that is comparative across the nation: topographically grounded; increasingly cultural in its concerns; interdisciplinary in its methodologies (including appreciation of the wide potential of IT). The course is thus designed to furnish an up-to-date springboard from which teachers, educationalists, heritage workers, museum curators, archaeologists or potential Ph.D. students may then take off for their own particular needs. Students also include those who wish to study local history as a leisure interest.

University College Chester Department of History

MA in Landscape, Heritage and Society

The MA in Landscape, Heritage and Society is a two-year, part-time modular programme, which is designed to:
provide students with the opportunity to acquire a broad understanding and appreciation of the historical development of the British landscape in relation to human activities examine, in greater depth, selected themes and topics in a national, regional or local context explore the ways in which the historical landscape and physical heritage of Britain have been managed, conserved, interpreted and presented by past and present generations.

Check the main History Department website above to ensure courses are offered and running.

Burton Manor (South West Wirral)

History Courses at Burton Manor

History courses at Burton Manor cover a wide range of subjects, including national history, e.g. Roman Briton, and ancient history, e.g. Egyptian, Chinese history, as well as local and family history.

History Days at Burton Manor

After the success last year, they are again offering you the opportunity to attend Day lectures: a full day of four related, yet distinct, lectures from four experts. Day includes refreshments and 2 course lunch, with Question & Answer sessions.

Workers Educational Association

Local Courses

The new North West Region has a great collection of courses for the coming year. For more information and a copy of the best brochure for you,contact: WEA 8 Bluecoat Chambers, Liverpool L1 3BX or telephone 0151 207 1164.


Visit the Royden History Index Page listing web sites designed and maintained by Mike Royden
No pages may be reproduced without permission
copyright Mike Royden
All rights reserved