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  MA History (Modern and Contemporary History)


University of Birmingham    School of History and Cultures

Full time & Part time September MA 1 Year Full Time / 2 Years Part Time
History & Archaeology (19)

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Immerse yourself in the dynamic world of modern and contemporary history with the MA History (Modern and Contemporary History) programme at the University of Birmingham. Delve into crucial global issues such as environmental politics, information technology, and post-colonial migration through a diverse range of modules spanning from individual experiences to international empires. Specialise in British, American, African, South Asian, Middle Eastern, and European History under the guidance of renowned historians. Gain essential research skills to analyse primary sources, conduct independent research, and potentially progress to a PhD. Benefit from academic language support, a vibrant postgraduate community, and access to top-notch academic resources. The programme's exceptional reputation, research strengths, and focus on academic writing ensure a solid foundation for your future career. Join a stimulating department that fosters student engagement and offers a wealth of opportunities for intellectual growth and professional development. Are you ready to explore the complexities of our recent past and shape a promising future in the field of history?

About the course

The period from the start of the Twentieth Century has seen dramatic change across the world. Immerse yourself in the debates about these developments, and what our recent past means for society today, with our specialist pathway in Modern and Contemporary History.

This pathway approaches modern and contemporary history through issues and problems of vital importance, including environmental politics, information technology, post-colonial migration, internationalism and empire.

It explores the twentieth century and up to the present day across a range of global locations. The pathway offers a range of modules on history at a variety of scales: from the individual self to the city, and from regions and oceans to nations and empires.

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Entry Requirements

You will need an Honours degree in History or a cognate subject, such as Politics, International Relations, Cultural Studies, normally of an upper second-class standard. Within the upper second-class bracket we will consider all applicants, but we would encourage prospective applicants to work towards an average BA module mark (UK system) of at least 65, and an undergraduate dissertation mark of 68 or better. We will consider exceptions to the upper second-class requirement for candidates coming from non-traditional backgrounds or through non-typical academic pathways.


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