Entry requirements

Candidates must normally have an Honours degree to at least 2.1 standard in an appropriate discipline or equivalent qualifications and experience.

Months of entry


Course content

The MLitt in Modern History is tailored to your interests, providing effective preparation for doctoral research and other career paths requiring skills in research and communication. It is the ideal next step for students with an undergraduate degree in History or a related discipline who want to take their understanding of Modern History to a higher level.

Students are encouraged to develop a broad and deep understanding of their chosen area of study throughout the degree. You can choose from a wide range of in-depth courses reflecting the specialisms of our staff in History from the 18th to the 20th centuries and in different parts of the world. Students also receive a high degree of individual guidance in the literature in their chosen field of study, engage with the work-in-progress of active historians, and enhance their presentation skills. Students are then supervised in undertaking original dissertation research.

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Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
21 months
full time
9 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations10
Written coursework / continuous assessment60
Dissertation30 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Dr Isabella Jackson
+44 (0)1224 272890
+44 (0)1224 272576