Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent).

Months of entry


Course content

The MA Politics and Contemporary History is well established and attracts applicants of exceptional quality from the UK and abroad.

This interdisciplinary course is explicitly historical in scope, having particular focus on those things within living memory. It reflects the vast upsurge of interest in contemporary history following the end of the Cold War and the attendant opening of much of the hidden history of the 20th century.

The course will address contending approaches to recent events which have shaped your own life and the lives of those immediately around you.

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Fees and funding

British Council, International Office scholarships, DfID.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations33
Written coursework / continuous assessment33
Dissertation34 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5559