Entry requirements

A 2.1 honours degree or equivlent, in History or a related subject.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MA in Modern History will enhance your understanding of the modern world through a degree tailored to your own interests.
This course gives you an impressively broad choice of modules in African, South Asian, North American and European history from the modern period. There are two compulsory modules complemented by a range of optional modules, leaving you free to focus on your chosen areas.

Options include:

  • Britain and the Slave Trade
  • Stalinist Terror
  • India since 1947
  • The Origins and Impact of Apartheid in South Africa
  • International history and its Challenges: European Foreign Policies in the Age of Imperialism

The core module, research methodology in history, introduces you to key research methods and a range of approaches, providing you with the skills to write a 15,000 word dissertation (the second compulsory module), for which you will find plenty of source materials in our outstanding library, one of the strongest in Britain for research in many areas of history.

Information for international students

Accommodation is guaranteed for all new international students paying fees at non-EU rate. The School of History's English Language minimum requirements for those whose first language is not English are: an IELTS (or equivalent) score of 6.5, with at least a 6.0 in all components.

Fees and funding

We have a generous range of funding available for postgraduate study. For further information please click here.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)113 343 3610