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MAModern History

Tuition fee £16,000 per year
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Historians have long been fascinated by modernity and the societies to which it gave rise.

This course explores these changes, allowing you to explore the political cleavages and cultural uncertainty unleashed by the great revolutions, the mobilisations and resistance of the two world wars, and the transnational forces of empire and globalisation.

Our optional work placement module gives you the chance to share your enthusiasm for the subject, working on a project with one of our partners in the arts, culture and heritage sectors.

We’ll give you training in research skills. Supervised by an academic, you’ll research and write a dissertation on a topic of your choice.

Programme structure

Core modules

Research presentation
Modernity and Power: Individuals and the State in the Modern World

Optional modules

Voices of the Great War: Violence and Experiences in Great Britain and Germany, 1914–1919
The Fin-de-Siècle
A People’s Conflict: The Union and the US Civil War
Sex and Power: The Politics of Women’s Liberation in Modern Britain
Policing the Family: Welfare, Eugenics and Love in Early 20th-century Britain
Stories of Activism, 1960 to the present


Individual tutorials


Bibliographical and source-based exercises
Written papers
Oral presentation
Dissertation (15,000 words)

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States