Taught course

Modern History & Culture

Edge Hill University · History, Geography and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

You should have a degree equivalent to UK first-class or second-class honours (2:2 or above) in a relevant subject. Alternative professional qualifications and experience will also be considered, together with full and well-argued responses in your online application. An interview forms part of the selection process. In exceptional circumstances, you may be requested to complete an entrance task, typically a critical review of a text.

Months of entry


Course content

Explore 19th century crime and entertainment. Examine the 20th century birth of a global superpower. Join modern debate on the impact of the Middle Ages and uncover the long history of racism as part of our MA in Modern History & Culture. We’ll help you deepen your understanding of how today’s modern world came to be. You’ll study key debates in contemporary and modern history as you form your own views. Explore how major historical events changed everyday people. Trace the connections between events, developments and social attitudes. You’ll learn the methods and approaches of a professional historian. We’ll show you how to find documents in the archives and critically interrogate these texts so you develop the expertise and practical skills of a research-active historian. You’ll also take part in public-facing tasks and activities and learn in-demand transferable skills as part of this course.

Fees and funding

Course pricing can be found here - https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/course/modern-history-and-culture/

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification


You will be assessed through a combination of assignments which, depending on the modules you choose, may include essays, critical reviews, presentations, blog posts, online articles, other research-based projects and a dissertation. There are no formal written examinations as part of the current assessment methods on this programme.

Course contact details

+44(0)1695 575171