Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in History (single or combined Honours). In exceptional circumstances the holder of a 2.1 Honours degree, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in a subject other than History may be considered for admission. Such applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants who hold a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in History (single or combined Honours) who can demonstrate relevant professional experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Applicants may be required to submit a piece of written work in support of their application.
British History; British Intelligence History; American History; Medieval and Early-Modern History and Religion, Identity and Conflict
Months of entry
The MA in Modern History aims to provide students with the opportunity to explore and deepen their knowledge of history and to develop their skills as historians through the critical evaluation of primary and secondary sources, the collection and collation of research data, and the formulation and presentation of arguments and discussion.
There are seven strands (African and Asian; American; British; Irish; Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern; Public History and Religion, Identity and Conflict). Within each strand, students can opt to specialise in particular areas such as gender history, religious history, social history, political history or economic history. Or, they can create a more varied personal programme of study. The School has a host of world leading experts in all periods of time from Ancient to Contemporary History.
Information for international students
For information on international qualification equivalents please select Your Country from the list on our International Students website.
Fees and funding
Applications may be made (as applicable) to DEL, AHRC, and to the University. Click here for more information.
Qualification and course duration
|Assessment||What kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)|
|Written coursework / continuous assessment||65|
|Dissertation||35 (15000 words)|
Course contact details
- Professor Mary O’Dowd
- +44 (0)28 9097 3427