Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 or equivalent in history or a relevant subject (eg, politics, international relations, archaeology). In certain circumstances, the School will consider candidates who have not followed a conventional education path. These cases are assessed individually by the Director of Graduate Studies.

Months of entry


Course content

This new MA programme explores the military, cultural, political and social history of the First World War, introducing you to advanced concepts of historiography and cultural theory.

Compulsory modules, Landscapes of the Great War: Interpretations and Representations and Landscapes of the Great War: Public Histories, are interdisciplinary in nature, and aim to reinforce the different intellectual approaches to the war.

Course structure

A compulsory module, ‘The First World War: History and Memory’, is interdisciplinary in nature, and aims to reinforce the different intellectual approaches to the war. In addition you will study a further core module; 'Methods and Interpretations of Historical Research', which will encourage you to consider history as a wider discipline and to broaden your approach to evidence and interpretation.

Teaching and Assessment

Assessment is dependent on module choice, but is typically by coursework and a dissertation of 15 -18,000 words.

Information for international students

Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.

Fees and funding

Please see our Funding web pages for the most current information and application processes.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

School of History
+44 (0)1227 827279