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History: Twentieth-Century History MA


University of Liverpool Department of History

Full time & Part time October MA Full-time: 12 months | Part-time: 24 months

About the course

This absorbing MA gives you the opportunity to study and reflect on major twentieth-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.

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Entry Requirements

To apply for one of our History MA programmes you should normally have a BA in History or a related discipline (UK classification 2:1 or above, or international equivalent).

A Personal Statement which clearly demonstrates an interest in the programme and an understanding of the context of the programme is also required.

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Amy Mcsweeney

"My favourite thing about master’s study is that you’re better placed to pursue original research. History at undergraduate level requires that you learn about what happened to whom when, whilst postgraduate studies give you the skills to ask your own questions, not just learn the answers to other people’s."


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