Taught course

Politics and Contemporary History

University of Nottingham · School of History

Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent).

Months of entry


Course content

This course explores the recent past and how political, social and historical events have shaped the world we're living in today. You'll engage with topics including labour and urban history, women’s history, religion and conflict in the Middle East, film history, and contemporary British history.

You'll be taught by expert staff from a range of disciplines including social sciences, history, theology and American studies.

The school regularly holds workshops and conferences with guest speakers from international institutions, some of which include:

  • Edward Garnier – former Conservative Party politician
  • Professor Michael Clarke – specialist in defence studies
  • Faiza Shaheen – Director of the Centre for Labour and Social Studies

You'll have the opportunity to undertake a placement as part of your studies to apply your knowledge to real world settings, helping you to stand out to employers.

You'll graduate ready for a range of careers including working in the public and private sector, the media, politics, government or research.

Information for international students

IELTS: 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element)

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

+44 (0)115 951 5559