Taught course

History: Twentieth-Century History

University of Liverpool · School of History

Entry requirements

You should normally have a BA in History or a related discipline (2:1 or above, or international equivalent).

Months of entry


Course content

This absorbing MA gives you the opportunity to study and reflect on major 20th century events, such as total war, the rise and fall of communism, the collapse of the European empires, the changing place of women in western society and the decline of traditional religious belief.

You’ll be able to:

  • explore the features that made the twentieth century unique;
  • study social and political developments that most defined the character of the twentieth century;
  • focus in-depth on particular countries or themes that interest you;
  • develop the research skills needed to complete your 15,000 word dissertation on the topic of your choice.

This programme will appeal to a wide range of students, including those who’ve recently or have decided to return to university later in life.

The structure of the course provides a good grounding for those intending to proceed to doctoral research.

Students study two 30-credit core modules and four 15-credit research training modules, culminating in a 60 credit dissertation.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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