Taught course

Modern History

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

Entry requirements

You will need:
  • a minimum 2:1 honours degree in Modern History or a related subject
Additional information:
  • IELTS English language requirement: 6.0-6.5 (minimum 5.5 in each component)
  • Pearson requirements: 58-64 (minimum 51 in each component for UKVI purposes)
  • RPL is accepted on this programme
If you have any specific queries, please contact aspadmissions@ljmu.ac.uk

Months of entry


Course content

This MRes in Modern History from LJMU enables you to conduct original research in your chosen area.
  • Pursue your own interests in Modern History, under the guidance of specialist supervisors and amongst a diverse community of researchers
  • Develop an active research portfolio, exploring different aspects of 18th to 20th century history
  • Follow a curriculum informed by new developments and contemporary thinking through research, scholarship and consultancy work
  • Gain the necessary research skills to achieve rich and rewarding outcomes
  • Become a part of the academic debate and uncover materials that create new dialogues with history.
  • Benefit from this valuable foundation for progression to a PhD
Modern History is based on the assessment of historical sources, and the importance of historiography. The discipline also acknowledges that approaches from other fields in the humanities and social sciences frequently enhance our knowledge of Modern History (from the late eighteenth century to contemporary times). In this sense we encourage you to deal creatively and systematically with complex issues from a number of investigative vantage points.

This MRes gives you the opportunity to pursue your own interests in Modern History, under the guidance of specialist supervision and amongst a diverse community of fellow researchers. You will be provided with a valuable foundation for progressing to PhD while also developing the skills of research, analysis, conceptualisation and argument – all highly prized competencies in many areas of employment.

Information for international students

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

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 course page for more information.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)151 231 5090