Entry requirements

Degree Subject - Humanities

Degree Classification - UK BA (Hons) 2.1 or equivalent

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Months of entry


Course content

Studying with some of the finest academics in the country, our Master’s course will improve and deepen your knowledge and understanding of modern history, with a particular focus on the seismic events of the 20th century.

Your studies will combine seminars and tutorials. And you’ll be able to take advantage of our specialisms in British history, the history of Central and Eastern Europe, historical approaches to nationalism, and the social, cultural, and political history of regions from East and South Asia to the Middle East and North America.

Our programme is characterised by its intensity, complexity and density of study. Through it, you’ll not only acquire a more advanced knowledge and understanding of modern history, but you’ll also develop and improve your understanding of the problems posed by primary sources and documents.

You’ll learn to synthesise and apply complex historical theories and concepts, and to test hypotheses against highly detailed examples and case studies. And you’ll develop the ability to discriminate between conflicting interpretations and perspectives – and to communicate your findings in a sustained and lucid manner, both in discussions and in your written work. You’ll discover, as well, how you can apply these skills in the heritage industry and other professional contexts.

You’ll put the skills and knowledge you’ll have acquired to good use in your Master’s dissertation. You’ll then graduate fully prepared for doctoral study, should you decide to remain in academia. And you’ll possess qualities vital to future employment, including problem-solving skills, self-discipline and time-management, the ability to work with others, and excellent oral and written skills.

Information for international students

For more information for international students, please go to UEA’s website.

Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0)1603 591515