Studying local and regional history at ICE involves detailed study of communities and the close reading of original primary documents. Courses tackle particular themes, such as the family or religion, and different time periods.
All good local and regional history relates its findings to the national picture and to the wider findings of other historians.
Part-time University qualifications in Local and Regional History
We offer two Certificate in Local History courses at ICE: Certificate I and Certificate II. These normally run in alternate years.
Undergraduate Certificate in Local History I (2016/17) offers an introduction to local history, followed by units on the impact of the First World War on English churches and churchgoing, and communities and culture in early modern England.
Undergraduate Certificate in Local History II (2015/16) offers units on approaches to local history, the world of material goods 1200-1800, and crime and the social order 1500-1900.
We offer two Diploma in Local History courses at ICE: Diploma I and Diploma II. Like the Certificate courses, these normally run in alternate years.
These two courses are complementary and can be taken in any order. Both are taught at FHEQ Level 5, equivalent to second-year undergraduate level. The courses are open to all, although some background knowledge in the subject is recommended.
Undergraduate Diploma in Local History I (2013/14) offers a combination of theoretical and practical approaches to local and regional history, with units on riot and rebellion c.1380-1650, the medieval town, and researching your local community.
Undergraduate Diploma in Local History II (2015/16), meanwhile, covers the topics of parish life in the 16th and 17th centuries; religious identities and social change 1700-1900; and a themed unit from the Early Modern period.
Bursaries and student loans available
If you are new to higher education, you could be eligible for a bursary award. You will also be able to pay your fees in instalments, and you may also have access to part-time student loans.