Taught course

Modern and Contemporary British History

Queen Mary, University of London · History

Entry requirements

We usually require a first or upper second class honours degree in History or another Humanities-related subject. A recognised equivalent from an accredited international institution is also accepted. Applications from mature students and those with qualifications or experience not listed in our standard entry requirements are welcomed and will be considered on an individual basis.

Months of entry


Course content

You will be taught by an excellent team of modern and contemporary British historians who are leaders in their fields. The MA ranges from the Victorian era to the present day, with specialities in the history of government and politics, foreign affairs and war, gender, emotions, medicine and psychology.

The School of History, in partnership with the School of Politics and International Relations, hosts the Mile End Institute (MEI). The MEI brings together policymakers, academics and diverse local communities to address major political challenges in the UK from a contemporary and historical perspective. You will be able to attend their regular series of public events which provide unique opportunities for further intellectual enrichment and personal development during your time at QMUL and beyond.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Taught and Research Programmes Assessments Manager