Taught course

Modern History

Institution
Liverpool John Moores University · Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

You will need:

  • a minimum 2:1 honours degree in History, or a related subject. If a dissertation or extended essay forms part of the degree programme you must have achieved 65% or above in that component. Appropriate indicators may include: one reference and academic transcripts or their equivalent
  • All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and relevant experience may also be taken into account when considering applications

Additional information

  • Samples of written work and/or an interview may also be requested

Months of entry

September

Course content

This innovative MA in Modern History thinks about how the past is ‘applied’ in the modern world.

  • Gain a deeper understanding of history
  • Undertake intensive work with archival material
  • Learn from academics at the cutting edge of their discipline
  • Master the skills of research, analysis, argument and writing

History at LJMU is consistently rated highly by our students and graduates. Indeed our History degree was named 9th best in the 2020 Guardian University league Table. Embarking on this course you will join a vibrant postgraduate community within the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, be taught by research active teaching staff and study modules including: Second World War film and cinema, modern internationalism and slavery in Liverpool.

While firmly rooted in research-led scholarship, the programme also explores how societies use history, providing an understanding of the ways in which historians can take their skills and apply them beyond the university environment.

The course reflects the team’s varied and wide-ranging interests, facilitating a varied range of study, often in new and innovative fields. Our modules cross national borders and historical approaches, encountering a rich array of primary source materials from newspapers and magazines, film, the ephemeral, through to statistics and propaganda.

History students at LJMU get involved in a wide range of activities over and above their studies to broaden their skills, knowledge and love of their subject. To help commemorate the 75th anniversary of the the end of the Second World War, representatives of the History department worked with National Trust Formby and Drama at LJMU to create a walking tour around the sand dunes and Formby Point. The dramatisation told the story of the hundreds of children who were evacuated to places like Formby during the Blitz.

Information for international students

IELTS score of 6.5, with a score of 7 in written work

Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.

View country specific entry requirements

Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages.

Fees and funding

Please see the LJMU website for details.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
courses@ljmu.ac.uk
Phone
0151 231 5090