You will normally be expected to have a 2:1 or a first class Honours degree in Modern History or related subject in order to be considered for this programme. Overseas applicants should have acquired passes in appropriate examinations in their country of origin and provide evidence of English language ability. Where English is not a first language, an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with a minimum of 7.0 in Academic Writing must be achieved.
Months of entry
Housed within the School of Humanities and Social Sciences you will be well-placed to conduct original research in your chosen area of Modern History with this Master of Research course. Become a part of the academic debate and uncover materials that create new dialogues with history.
- Complete this masters full time (one year)
- A valuable foundation for progression to a PhD
- An active research portfolio exploring different aspects of 18th to 20th century history
- Research, scholarship and consultancy work helps ensure the programme is up-to-date with new developments and contemporary thinking
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.
Through the programme you will develop a range of analytical skills and theoretical concepts which are relevant to Modern History. At Masters level you are expected to engage with primary sources and historical debates, so that your own research can demonstrate a variety of appropriate methods and be related to the work of others in the relevant field. As this process will involve identifying and accessing appropriate sources, archives and other relevant information, you will be taught the necessary research skills that will enable you to achieve rich and rewarding outcomes both during and in the culmination of your research.
Information for international students
International applicants are required to demonstrate equivalent qualifications to the standard requirements for entry when applying for courses at LJMU.
Students must also demonstrate a proficiency in communicating through English, for example via an IELTS tests or equivalent.
Please note: UK visa restrictions mean that international students are only permitted to study on a full-time basis.
Please contact LJMU’s International Team for more information and advice.
Fees and funding
Please contact the Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies for up to date information regarding fees. The Faculty can be contacted by email at APSadmissions@ljmu.ac.uk or telephone 0151 231 5175
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries
- +44 (0)151 231 5090