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Entry requirements

  • Degree Subject History or a related subject

  • Degree Classification UK BA (Hons) 2.1 or equivalent

  • Special Entry Requirements Applicants must submit a sample of written work (in English). This should be a typed essay on a historical subject, 2-3,000 words long, preferably a photocopy of an assessment marked by a tutor, complete with critical comments and a percentage or grade. The essay should address a specific question, and must demonstrate an ability to construct a historical argument, familiarity with the conventions of academic writing, and competence in English. This should be uploaded to your online application.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA in Modern History offers you the opportunity to work with a group of historians who continue UEA’s long-standing reputation as a major centre for the study of modern European, British, and international history. We have a unique and distinctive concentration of expertise in European history in the 19th and 20th centuries, especially that of Russia, Germany, France, Italy, and Yugoslavia. We also hold one of the largest groups of modern British historians in the country, specializing in particular in social, political, and imperial history.

Other colleagues contributing to the MA programme include experts in refugee studies, the history of human rights, modern Japan, and US diplomatic history.

Information for international students

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

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