Taught course

Politics and Contemporary History

King's College London · Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy

Entry requirements

The basic entry requirements are a recognised first degree of at least 2:1 honours (or equivalent overseas qualification) in history, politics or a relevant discipline, eg public policy, law or social science. Evidence of achievement of an academic level comparable to at least 2:1 honours through past studies, and where previous study, work or experience (eg in government or NGO service) has made the applicant a suitable candidate, will also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

You take modules on the evolution of British government since 1945 and British political history since 1945, as well as choosing from subjects such as Anglo-American relations, Election campaigns, Parties, Voters & Political culture, and any other modules offered at King's (subject to the programme director's approval).

You are given the opportunity to experience DPE's work with policymakers and politicians through History and Policy, as well as regular research seminars, conferences and other events which you can attend.

Information for international students

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

Fees and funding

Visit the fees and funding webpages to find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans and other financial help available at King's.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Officer, Centre for Arts & Sciences Admissions (CASA)
+44 (0) 20 7848 7210/ 2574