A guide to
postgraduate life

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Academics at Huddersfield

Academics who inspire me

As a postgraduate student you want to know that the academics delivering your course or supervision have the expertise needed to bring out the best in you. The academics at Huddersfield work hard to maintain their reputation for high quality and cutting edge research, alongside key industry links and practice-led teaching. Our academic staff are really enthusiastic and have a passion for their subject areas, resulting in innovative and engaging teaching. Their commitment to ensuring that teaching goes hand in hand with producing field-leading research encourages you to be both productive and creative in your work.

Professor Tim Thornton
Deputy Vice-Chancellor
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Tim specialises in political and military history, national character, and trans-atlantic connections

Andy Holroyd

Andy Holroyd

History MA

One of my undergraduate tutors was Professor Tim Thornton, who delivered a module on Henry VIII. Tim’s energetic, practical and creative approach to teaching and research inspired me to pursue my MA. As a result, I was able to secure Tim as my dissertation supervisor, leading to a really great one to one research experience.

Jan Carmichael
Head of division of Human Resources and Professional Studies
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Jan specialises in motivation, reward and continuing professional development

EMMA CALLACHER

Emma Callacher

Human Resources
Management MA

I chose Huddersfield to do my MA specifically because of Jan Carmichael, Head of Division of Human Resources and Professional Studies. She is an amazing tutor who understands that people have other commitments in their lives alongside their studies and works with you to find a way to make it all fit together. Jan has excellent industry contacts and appreciates that there is a difference between textbook HR and its practical application in the real world. She has also spent time understanding what my future plans are and has helped me to expand my professional networks – something which I know will be vital as my career progresses.

Dr Catherine Howarth
Fellow, Music, Humanities and Media
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Catherine specialises in musical issues of representation in film and television

Grace Healy

Grace Healy

Music, Gender and Identity MMUS

Thanks to the encouragement and reassurance from Dr Catherine Haworth, I found the confidence to further my studies in music, gender and identity. Dr Haworth has guided me through my first year of postgraduate study with patience, understanding and professionalism, helping me to develop my understanding and improve my skills.

Andy Holroyd

Andy Holroyd

History MA

One of my undergraduate tutors was Professor Tim Thornton, who delivered a module on Henry VIII. Tim’s energetic, practical and creative approach to teaching and research inspired me to pursue my MA. As a result, I was able to secure Tim as my dissertation supervisor, leading to a really great one to one research experience.

EMMA CALLACHER

Emma Gallacher

Human Resources
Management MA

I chose Huddersfield to do my MA specifically because of Jan Carmichael, Head of Division of Human Resources and Professional Studies. She is an amazing tutor who understands that people have other commitments in their lives alongside their studies and works with you to find a way to make it all fit together. Jan has excellent industry contacts and appreciates that there is a difference between textbook HR and its practical application in the real world. She has also spent time understanding what my future plans are and has helped me to expand my professional networks – something which I know will be vital as my career progresses.

Grave Healy

Grace Healy

Music, Gender and Identity MMUS

Thanks to the encouragement and reassurance from Dr Catherine Haworth, I found the confidence to further my studies in music, gender and identity. Dr Haworth has guided me through my first year of postgraduate study with patience, understanding and professionalism, helping me to develop my understanding and improve my skills.